RFP: New York City Economic Development Corp

Steve’s breakdown: All the information you’ll need is at this link and below: NYC Economic

Questions about the review are due September 20th

NEW YORK, NY: New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is issuing a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeking one or more service providers with proven track records to develop and launch services (the “Services”) as part of Urbantech NYC. The Services will collectively drive the development and dissemination of clean tech and smart cities technologies in New York City.

Through this RFP, NYCEDC seeks to:

  • Centralize the NYC Urban Tech community
  • Connect Urban Tech companies to the Urbantech NYC programs
  • Elevate the Urbantech NYC brand
  • Leverage industry organizations to provide the Urbantech NYC community with increased access to an expanded network of programming, events, marketing, facilities, and equipment
  • Unite academia, corporates, NGOs, startups, and government to create opportunities for roundtables and summits, using research to spur innovation

The Services are as follows: (1) develop an Urbantech NYC Website to serve as a central resource for the Urbantech NYC community and promote Urbantech NYC programs, resources, and events; (2) provide media and marketing services to promote Urbantech NYC programs, resources, and events through robust marketing and social media strategy; and (3) create an Urbantech NYC Partner Network to engage and leverage existing organizations and resources to expand Urbantech NYC activities and reach.

NYCEDC plans to select a service provider 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, and demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP.

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.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 2017. 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 September 27, 2017, on this page.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of August 24, 2017. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFP is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Responses are due no later than October 10, 2017. Please submit five (5) copies of your proposal and one (1) copy of the proposal in electronic format (either CD-ROM or USB device) to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY 10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Procurement Officer, Contracts.

Pre-Proposal Informational Session

Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to by 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2017.

September 12, 2017
9:00 a.m.
NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, 6th Floor Reception

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To find out more about M/WBE certification, please call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/getcertified.


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