Agency: The City of New York
State: New York
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541310 - Architectural Services
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: May 29, 2024
Due Date: Jul 17, 2024
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Title: Consultant Services, On-Call Urban Planning and Design


Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
Agency Name

Agency Division

One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor Mailroom, New York, NY 10006
Request Address

Irene Maropakis
phone: (212) 312-3533
Contact Information


Goods and Services

Request for Proposals
Selection Method

Publication Date

Notice Type

PIN#2184 - Due: 7/17/2024 11:59 PM

PIN - Due Date

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking one or more consultants to be retained to provide on-call urban planning and design consultant services in support of advancing priority projects on behalf of NYCEDC on an as-needed basis.

The consultant shall perform the following services, which may include any of the following: 1) Urban Design, including existing conditions analysis, neighborhood character analysis, creation of base maps, and zoning analysis; 2) Site Planning, including site configurations and specifications of land uses and program, massing/bulk analysis, public realm strategy, architectural test fits, and design guideline development; 3) Planning Graphics and Media, including graphic design, layout and printing services, as well as strategy and branding on a neighborhood wide scale; 4) Renderings and Visualizations, including digital images, watercolor, pencil sketching, and physical models; 5) Sustainable Design Strategies and Climate Resiliency; 6) Infrastructure Analysis; 7) Market and Financial Feasibility Analysis; 8) Public Facilitation and Engagement; 9) General Urban Planning Services, including but not limited to gathering data, and the synthesis of materials into end-product comprehensive planning studies; and 10) Cost Estimating. Respondents need not specialize in all the above categories but should be able to deliver all services through the use of a collective consultant team with a variety of skill sets, technical expertise, experience, and firm size.

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, the proposed fee schedule, and the proposed Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) Narrative Form.

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 M/WBE participation goals, and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Narrative Form with their response. To learn more about NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, visit 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

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

Two optional informational sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. and Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at NYCEDC’s office at One Liberty Plaza, 14th Floor and virtually via MS Teams. Those who wish to attend either informational session should RSVP by email to on or before June 3, 2024.

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to Answers to all questions will be posted by Tuesday, June 18, 2024, to Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP will not be accepted after 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, however, technical questions pertaining to downloading and submitting proposals to this RFP may be directed to on or before Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in the RFP, available as of Wednesday, May 29, 2024. To download a copy of the solicitation documents please visit RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Please click the link in the “Deadlines” section of this project’s web page (which can be found on to electronically upload a proposal for this solicitation.

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