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Title: CONSULTANT SERVICES, PUBLIC MARKETS MARKETS-WIDE CONSULTANT 2020
Procurement
Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
Contracts
One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor Mailroom, New York, NY 10006
Maryann Catalano
phone: (212) 312-3969
fax: (212) 312-3918
email: publicmarkets2020@edc.nyc
Current
Goods and Services
Request for Proposals
2/10/2020
Solicitation

PIN#92850001 - Due: 3/2/2020 4:00 PM

Description
The NYCEDC Public Markets team seeks a Consultant that will provide fully integrated and direct support for the redevelopment and promotion of the entire public markets system. The Consultant will develop (or oversee the development of) a holistic marketing plan that includes branding, programming, and communication support for the six New York City public markets that NYCEDC manages: La Marqueta in East Harlem, Moore Street Market in East Williamsburg, Essex Market on the Lower East Side, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, 13th Avenue Retail Market (Gourmet Glatt) in Borough Park, Brooklyn, and the Jamaica Farmers’ Market in Jamaica, Queens. In addition, the Consultant will provide strategic support for the integration and launch of potential new public market initiatives.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP, and the proposed fee.

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. Please refer to the Equal Employment and Affirmative Compliance for Non-Construction Contracts Addendum in the RFP

This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Sub-Contractors Participation Plan with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit http://edc.nyc/opportunity-mwdbe. For the list of companies who have been certified with the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development as M/WBE, please go to the http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE/directorySearch.html.

NYCEDC established the Contract Financing Loan Fund programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on NYCEDC projects. Contracting Financing Loan Fund facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, payrolls, supplies and equipment. Bidders, sub-contractors and sub-consultants are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website at http://edc.nyc/opportunity-mwdbe to learn more about the program.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to publicmarkets2020@edc.nyc. 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 February 24, 2020, to https://edc.nyc/rfps.

The RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC. Please submit Four (4) sets of your proposal to: NYCEDC. Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.

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