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Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor Mailroom, New York, NY 10006
Maryann Catalano
phone: (212) 312-3969
fax: (212) 312-3918
Goods and Services
Request for Qualifications

PIN#6162- 0006 - Due: 11/13/2019 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the projects’ construction manager (“CM”), is seeking qualified firms for the construction of the Major Work project at Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Due its location, Coney Island Hospital (“CIH”) is vulnerable to extreme coastal storms and in October 2012, the facility suffered extensive flood damage because of Superstorm Sandy. Since then, the hospital has temporarily restored the damaged areas and, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), have developed plans to mitigate damage from future storms and flooding.

NYCEDC, as the lead of an interagency team, is now focused on the Major Work project. The construction of the Coney Island Hospital campus project includes the following components:

•Build a new resilient acute care hospital tower to be known as the Critical Services Structure (“CSS”);
•Provide on-site parking,
•Demolition of existing buildings, including Hammett Pavilion, Building 6, and various existing site improvements;
•Renovation and selective demolition of 60,000 gross sq. feet including portions of the existing Main Building and Tower Building; and
•Build a new permanent flood mitigation structure (s) (e.g. flood wall) around the campus.

NYCEDC has contracted with NBBJ to lead the design effort for all contract documents associated with the Services.

Turner/McKissack, a JV has been selected as the CM, and will provide construction management services for the Project, including holding all construction subcontracts.

NYCEDC is seeking qualifications for the following types of construction contractors:

•Demolition Contractors
•Abatement Contractors

The purpose of this RFQ advertisement is specifically to request additional qualified firms for the following bid packages of the project:

• Hammett Building Abatement and Demolition
• Main Building Renovations

Those interested in these packages along with the other trades listed above are required to respond to the RFQ as per the schedule noted below. Respondents who do not submit within the outlined timeframe may not be included in the initial packages.

Note: The RFQ will remain open for submissions during the multiple procurement phases of the CIH Major Work Project. NYCEDC will advertise in the City Record when qualifications for a specific sub-project included in the Project is due to ensure that firms have adequate time to respond to the RFQ and have those responses reviewed by the CM to create the pre-qualified list of firms to receive the RFP for the specific sub-project.

If a firm has already submitted qualifications in response to a prior RFQ advertisement and been prequalified, the firm should not resubmit its qualifications; any firms successfully pre-qualified will remain pre-qualified for all subsequent projects released under the CIH Major Work Project, assuming the firm’s compliance with all contract requirements. Similarly, any firms successfully pre-qualified under this RFQ will remain pre-qualified for all subsequent projects released under the CIH Major Work project, assuming contract compliance is maintained.

NYCEDC plans to prequalify firms on the basis of factors stated in the RFQ which include, but are not limited to: the firm’s demonstrated experience and expertise in the particular trade for which the firm is submitting its qualifications; the firm’s record regarding accidents and lost work days on construction projects; and the firm’s resources available for the Projects.

The Services described above will require extensive coordination and collaboration among the Construction Management firm (the “CM”) hired by NYCEDC, the other construction trades working within the Project Site and the Project Team.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives.

The H plus H Coney Island Hospital Major Work has a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) participation goal of 35 percent . Companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Owned Business Development as M/WBE are strongly encouraged to apply to this RFQ. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications regarding the RFQ in writing to NYCEDC on an ongoing basis. Questions should be directed to If NYCEDC determines that answers will provide material clarification to the RFQ, questions will be answered within two (2) weeks of receipt and NYCEDC shall post such answers on the RFQ website available through, so as to be available to all respondents. Note that the CM will separately manage the Question and Answer process for each bid package.

Firms responding to multiple trades may submit one comprehensive SOQ for all trades. Four (4) hard copies of the SOQ and attachments as well as four (4) jump drives must be submitted to:
New York City Economic Development Corporation
One Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway, 14th Floor – Mailroom
New York, NY 10006
Attn: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer
Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in the RFQ, available as of Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The RFQ is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY. To download a copy of the solicitation documents please visit

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