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Please carefully read the proposal submission instructions detailed below in the "Submission Guidelines" section of this page. In addition, please scroll down to the "Key Documents" section of this page to access important required documentation, such as addenda.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) is proposing to make available up to twenty million dollars in City funding to fund a portion of the acquisition cost of a proposed building in the Garment Center district in Manhattan - the historic hub of garment manufacturing in New York City.

This initiative represents one prong of the City’s effort to preserve and strengthen fashion manufacturing in the Garment Center as a vital anchor of the City’s world-class fashion industry.

NYCEDC will evaluate responses based on the criteria stated in the RFEI, which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal and the experience of the Respondent team identified in the proposal.

It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and any 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 RFEI.


Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to [email protected]. Interested parties may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC at any point through the procurement period of this RFEI. Answers to all questions will be posted on a rolling basis on this page. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFEI, please email [email protected] with your name and contact info.

Submission Deadlines

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFEI, available as of October 3, 2018. Responses to the RFEI may be submitted on a rolling basis for a period starting on Friday, November 2, 2018, and ending on Friday, February 26, 2020. Signed copies of the four addenda must also be included.

Please submit your response via electronic upload by clicking here and uploading your proposal.

When uploading your response, please submit all documents in a single zip file labelled with your company name. Please note that Chrome Browser is the preferred method to upload your electronic responses to the current procurement.


This project has Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (“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, click here. For the list of companies that have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as M/WBE, please go to

NYCEDC established the Kick-Start Loan Program for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE) interested in working on public construction projects. The Kick-Start Loan Program facilitates financing for short-term mobilization needs such as insurance, labor, supplies, and equipment. Respondents are strongly encouraged to visit the NYCEDC website to learn more about the program.

Vendor Resources

Because NYCEDC’s projects are generally funded with public funding sources, working with NYCEDC on many of our projects requires the completion and submission of certain forms and documents. Click here to register with PASSPort, a database of information of vendors who do business with NYC, learn how to obtain proof of insurance, download Doing Business Accountability project forms, and more.

Addenda + Questions & Answers
  • Addendum #7 February 26, 2021
  • Addendum #6 August 14, 2020
  • Addendum #5 June 23, 2020
  • Addendum #4 April 13, 2020
  • Addendum #3 March 20, 2020
  • Addendum #2 October 28. 2019
  • Addendum #1 July 16, 2019
  • Q&A #1 November 16, 2018
  • Info Session PowerPoint Presentation October 25, 2018
  • Info Session Attendance Sheet October 25, 2018

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Deadline:  Feb 24 2021