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Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
110 William Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Maryann Catalano
phone: (212) 312-3969
fax: (212) 312-3918

Accessibility questions: Equal Access Office at or 212-312-6602, by Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 PM

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Request for Proposals

PIN#61780013 - Due: 4/20/2018 4:00 PM

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking an experienced operator with a proven track record to develop, launch, and manage the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and provide associated services as a part of Futureworks NYC. It is anticipated that the Operator will provide users with access to the Center’s equipment and tools and space, and offer education and training opportunities to the NYC advanced manufacturing community. The responsibilities of the Operator in activating the Center include identifying, designing, launching, running, and evaluating services that are impactful and complement any currently available resources within NYC.

NYCEDC plans to select an operator on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, the quality of the Respondent team, the potential economic and community impact of the Center and Services, the proposed lease terms, and the quality of the Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) Subcontractors Participation Plan.

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 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

NYCEDC established the Kick Start Loan programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) interested in working on NYCEDC projects. Kick Start Loans 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 to learn more about the program.

An optional informational session will be held on Monday, March 19th, 2018, at 9:30am at NYCEDC. All visitors must go to 6th floor reception. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to on or before Thursday, March 15th, 2018, by 5:00pm.

There will be two optional visits of the Brooklyn Army Terminal site hosted by NYCEDC. The first site visit will be held on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 3:00pm. Interested parties should sign up for this site visit by RSVP-ing to no later than 5:00pm on Monday, March 19th, 2018. The second site visit will be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 11:00am. Interested parties should sign up for this site visit by RSVP-ing to no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, March 26th, 2018. Interested parties should expect to meet NYCEDC representatives in the lobby of Building B at the 58th Street entrance of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, at the designated time of the site visit.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. 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 Friday, April 13th, 2018, 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 six (6) hard copy sets of your proposal and one (1) digital copy (either USB or CD) of your proposal to: NYCEDC, Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts.

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