East Harlem Commercial Opportunity RFP

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking proposals for the commercial redevelopment of 2321-2325 3rd Avenue, an approximately 7,000 square foot vacant parcel of land located on the northeast corner of 126th Street and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. The site offers the opportunity to develop a commercial component of the East 125th Street Development, a large, catalytic redevelopment that is expected to bring an influx of housing, jobs and activity to the neighborhood.

NYCEDC plans to select a developer on the basis of factors stated in the request for proposals (“RFP”) which include, but are not limited to: completeness and quality of the overall response, respondent qualifications and experience, proposed program and design, financial and schedule feasibility, hiring and workforce programs proposed, and economic impact of the proposed project, each as further described 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 categories and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives.


Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00pm on March 3, 2016. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to EastHarlemCommercialRFP@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 March 10, 2016, on this page.

Submission Requirements

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of December 10, 2015. 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 March 17, 2016 by 4:00pm. Please submit six (6) copies of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 4th floor Mailroom Bid Desk, New York, NY 10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.



This project has 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 http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. 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 www.nyc.gov/buycertified.

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

More information at http://www.nycedc.com/opportunity/east-harlem-commercial-opportunity-rfp

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