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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

Accessibility questions: 212-312-4262, by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:00 PM

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Request for Proposals

PIN#5297XX - Due: 2/14/2020 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”), is seeking proposals in response to this Request for Proposals (the “RFP”) to lease an approximately 43,500 square foot building known as the “Lifetime Building” (the “Site” or “Lifetime Building”), located at 36-12 35th Avenue in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens (Block: 640 Lot: 24). The Site is situated on an approximately 16,533 square foot land parcel in a M1-5 zoning district.

NYCEDC plans to select a respondent on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: alignment with NYCEDC policy goals, respondent team’s qualifications and preparedness, financial offer and proposed terms, relationship to the surrounding community, etc.

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.

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit For the list of companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to the

NYCEDC established the Contract Financing Loan Fund programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public construction projects. Contract Financing Loan Fund facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies and equipment. Bidders/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at to learn more about the program.

An optional site visit session will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 7:00am – 9:00am at the Lifetime Building, 36-12 35th Avenue, Queens NY 11106. Those who wish to attend must RSVP by email to on or before Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFP, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by Wednesday, February 5, 2020, to

The RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC. Please submit three (3) sets of your proposal, and one (1) electronic copy in a USB drive, to: NYCEDC, Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.

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