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Please see Key Documents below for Exhibits to this RFP.


NYCEDC is seeking a consultant team to provide Architectural, Engineering, Landscape design, and Related consulting services to design a new Science Park and Research Campus (SPARC) in Kips Bay. The SPARC Kips Bay Project will consist of approximately 756,200 gross square feet of new construction on the site, including: modern academic space for City University of New York, a New York City Public Schools high school, vibrant public spaces, a pedestrian bridge, and resiliency infrastructure. 

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, ability to meet M/WBE Participation Goals, and the proposed fee. 

Optional Informational Session

An optional hybrid (in-person and virtual) pre-proposal informational session will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10:00A.M. at NYCEDC, One Liberty Plaza, New York, NY, 14th floor and via Microsoft Teams. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to [email protected] on or before November 21, 2023.


Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 11:59 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2023. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to [email protected]. Answers to all questions will be posted by Monday, December 18, 2023.. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP will not be accepted after 11:59 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2023, however, technical questions pertaining to downloading and submitting proposals to this RFP may be directed to [email protected] on or before Monday, January 8, 2024.

Submission Requirements

RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN  Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

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


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. 

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

Exhibits-SPARC-RFP-Scope Of Services
Please see the Key Documents below for Exhibits to this RFP.
  • Ex01-ExistingConditions.pdf
  • Ex02-FutureProgram.pdf
  • Ex03-ExistingMEPReport.pdf
  • Ex04-ZoningAnalysis.pdf
  • Ex05-ConceptualSitePlanning.pdf
  • Ex06-GeotechnicalReport.pdf
  • Ex07-Masterplan.pdf
  • Ex08-Phase1ESA.pdf
  • Ex09-AsbestosReport.pdf
  • Ex10-80x50Guidelines.pdf

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