Government Contract | New York
Life Sciences Innovation Infrastructure RFP

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00002650148

Bid Title: Life Sciences Innovation Infrastructure RFP

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 06/16/2021

Close Date: 09/01/2021

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: New York City, New York

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 07/28/2021 05:00 PM, Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The purpose of this Life Sciences Innovation Infrastructure RFP is to foster the transformation of the Citylife sciences sector, and, in particular, it seeks to identify one or more Projects that will provide criticalfacilities and/or equipment to support commercialization of life sciences R&D activity. Proposals to thisRFP can support the development of therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, synthetic biology,biomaterials, biomanufacturing, and bioinformatics.A more competitive response will describe a project that accomplishes all, or most, of the followinggoals: Supports R&D activity by constructing new, or expanding existing, facilities and/or equipment tomeet a critical unmet need in the Citys life sciences R&D ecosystem Promotes commercialization of R&D technologies in the City that could otherwise becommercialized in another city and stimulates other measurable economic impact for the City(e.g. jobs, company creation) Develops and operates a Project that will reach financial sustainability including through anongoing pipeline of R&D projects that will leverage the facility and/or equipment Provides programming and services (e.g., technical expertise and educational programs) tomaximize the utility and impact of the facility and/or equipment Demonstrates collaboration and accessibility across the ecosystem via formal joint partnershipsand/or access to multiple users beyond the Operator Enhances the competitiveness of the City in attracting funding from industry, philanthropy,and/or the federal government Demonstrates consideration and paths for collaboration with the existing network of life sciencesinfrastructure supported by the City.Task 1: Design and Develop InfrastructureThe Operator will be responsible for finding, securing, maintaining, and developing the Project. Specifictasks shall include the following:1. Develop Project blueprint (the Project Blueprint), the finalization of which will involve multipledialogues with and approval by NYCEDC2. Craft a mission and scope of operations for a Projects facility that aligns with the objectives ofthis RFP3. Complete construction or upgrade of the Projects facilitya. Obtain all necessary approvals, permits, and certificates of occupancy and/or completionfor the occupancy of the facility for the intended uses e.g., building safety standards,ventilation, fire codes, OSHA, etc.b. Secure and design a wet-laboratory space in a scientific research setting for the creationof a mission-driven facility in partnership with NYCEDC and aligned to the goals of this RFPc. Oversee fit-out and build-out of the Project and procurement of all necessary equipment4. Secure financing to construct and operate the Projects facilitya. Finalize budget, construction schedule, cash flow, and revenue analysis of the Projectb. Secure entirety of additional Project financingc. Develop a robust long-term fundraising plan

Product Codes: 91000, 90963, 91065, 91400, 90980, 90924

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

State: New York

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: One Liberty Plaza, New York, New York, 10006




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