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Upcoming Deadline

July 31, 2020 at 4pm

Please submit six (6) sets of your proposal to:

One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway
14th Floor Mailroom, New York, NY 10006
Attention: Maryann Catalano, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracts

NYCEDC seeks to identify additional opportunities to foster the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in New York City.

Projects may include initiatives that expand the City’s entrepreneurship infrastructure (e.g., affordable workspace, broadband connectivity), develop entrepreneurial talent in the City, provide resources for entrepreneurs, or propose other ways to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the City.

NYCEDC is issuing this request for expressions of interest (“RFEI”) which offers a unique opportunity for interested parties to seek City support for programs. Accepted proposals may receive strategic and publicity support and in some cases, limited seed capital may be available for financially sustainable programs that seek to address a small funding need. NYCEDC encourages those responding to this RFEI to propose creative and economically viable projects in accordance with an innovative vision to serve the entrepreneurial community.

This RFEI is not primarily intended as a formal offering for a future negotiated transaction; however, NYCEDC reserves the right to enter into negotiations with respondent(s) on the basis of the responses to this RFEI without engaging in further processes. NYCEDC may elect to proceed to a contract for support with a respondent on the basis of factors stated in the RFEI, 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 RFEI, and the proposed support.


Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5pm on July 24, 2020. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI should be directed to [email protected]. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFEI, please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to all questions will be posted by July 30, 2020, on this page.

Submission Requirements

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in this RFEI, available as of Tuesday, November 27, 2012. In addition to being able to download the document above, the RFEI is available for in-person pick-up between 9:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday at NYCEDC, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 14th Floor - Mailroom, New York, NY 10006 (between Cortlandt & Liberty streets). Responses are due no later than 4pm on July 31, 2020. Please submit six (6) sets of your proposal to:

NYCEDC, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, Floor 14, New York, NY, 10006

or submit an electronic version to [email protected]


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

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 #8 July 18, 2019
  • Addendum #7 June 8, 2018
  • Addendum #6 July 27, 2017
  • Addendum #5 July 29, 2016
  • Addendum #4 May 22, 2015
  • Addendum #3 June 17, 2014
  • Addendum #2 December 16, 2013
  • Addendum #1 September 24, 2013

Have Questions?

For questions regarding the subject matter of this RFEI:

For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFEI: