STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –The New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCED) is seeking companies to develop, operate, and maintain the first incubator space on Staten Island.
Respondents are encouraged to submit proposals for incubators which will support freelancers and entrepreneurs and/or small businesses in the technology, new media, services, art/cultural and culinary industries, and other business sectors.
Funding may be available to help cover incubator start-up costs and operating expenses.
Responses are due on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
For more information regarding the Staten Island Incubator RFP, contact: StatenIslandIncubator@nycedc.com.
Staten Island Incubator RFP
January 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm
NYCEDC is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, organizations or companies to develop, market, operate and maintain an incubator space in the Borough of Staten Island, New York with preference for locations which are accessible via public transportation to the St. George Ferry Terminal. NYCEDC may make funding available to help cover specific Incubator start-up costs and operating expenses. NYCEDC will consider incubator programs for (i) startup and small businesses in the technology, new media, services, arts/cultural, culinary and other business sectors (ii) co-working space for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups, or (iii) a combination thereof.
NYCEDC plans to select a Respondent on the basis of factors stated in the request for proposals (“RFP”) which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposed incubator program, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, demonstrated knowledge of the Staten Island community, plan for identifying incubator users, and positive economic spillover to the surrounding community.
Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 4:00pm on December 6, 2012. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed toStatenIslandIncubator@nycedc.com. 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 December 14, 2012, on this page.
Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFP, available as of Wednesday, October 10, 2012. 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, 6th floor, New York, NY (between Fulton & John streets). Responses are due no later than January 10, 2013. Please submit five (5) sets of your proposal to:
NYCEDC, 110 William Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Senior Vice President, Contracts.
Optional Info Session—
Please find date, time and location listed below. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to StatenIslandIncubator@nycedc.com by November 28, 2012.
November 29, 2012
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, 130 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
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.