The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“EDC”) and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (“SBS”) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (“MOCTO”) are seeking proposals from internet service providers, broadband infrastructure developers, contractors, manufacturers, and asset managers, and other internet connectivity companies and/or industrial developers with a strong track record of successful deployment in New York City (the City), or other major metropolitan centers, to develop and manage new fiber optic broadband on behalf of the City of New York and to enable new broadband internet service.
This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) presents an opportunity to provide New Yorkers with affordable broadband access and to lay the foundation for universal broadband in New York City. This RFP seeks to establish the rapid and equitable deployment of low-cost Broadband Service across New York City, particularly in Target Neighborhoods. These Target Neighborhoods has been identified based on the areas most impacted by COVID-19 by the Mayor’s Task Force on Racial Inclusion & Equity and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the areas with the lowest broadband connectivity rates as identified by the New York City Internet Master Plan.
This solicitation is being issued pursuant to New York City Procurement Policy Board Rules, in accordance with Section 3-03, Competitive Sealed Proposals.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) package may be obtained via download beginning March 3, 2021 to April 27,2021. This solicitation has been advertised in the City Record and can be found here: Universal Solicitation For Broadband
The RFP package may be downloaded by completing and submitting the form below.
All prospective vendors take full responsibility for checking this site for any subsequent date changes or addenda.
The pre‐proposal conference is scheduled for this RFP at 10:30 a.m. EDT, on March 23, 2021.
*** Due to COVID-19, the conference will be held remotely March 23, 2021 at 10:30 EST. The URL and dial-in information to attend the virtual the conference are below:
Event number: 129 479 0517
Event password: SBwZ3dXaN28
In addition vendors are being given the opportunity to submit questions in writing until 3:00 p.m. EDT, on April 5, 2021. Any questions concerning this RFP should be addressed to: Daryl Williams, Agency Chief Contracting Officer, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of organizations and businesses interested in joint-ventures for this RFP can be found here: USB Joint Venture. This list will be updated as interested parties sign up, please check back over time to see potential new partners.
The complete proposal and all attachments must be emailed to email@example.com no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT, on April 27,2021. Proposals received after the due date and time are late and shall not be accepted by the Agency, except as provided under New York City's Procurement Policy Board Rules.
To download a copy of the solicitation in Adobe Acrobat format, complete and submit the form below.