The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking proposals for innovative and cost-saving solutions for completing marine construction projects in New York City (NYC).
One of NYC’s defining features is its diverse and expansive waterfront. A maritime city with 565 miles of waterfront, NYC has more shoreline than Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle combined. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has made the re-imagination and reactivation of New York’s “6th Borough” – the “Waterfront” – a central economic development priority. The City of New York has worked to transform its shoreline, creating jobs, building new parks, and cleaning its waterways.
Despite this ongoing transformation, problems on the waterfront still remain. Nearly half of NYC’s 565 miles of shoreline is owned by the City and includes a wide range of structures, some of which are deteriorating. These structures will require rehabilitation or replacement in the coming years and decades. This work has become increasingly expensive, driven by the cost of materials, labor, outdated construction methods, technologies, regulations, and other factors.
Through this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), NYCEDC is seeking competitive proposals that will change the course of waterfront construction and help the City of New York build and maintain waterfront infrastructure in the most cost effective and long-term sustainable manner.
Submissions should provide creative approaches to address critical factors that drive the cost and duration of maritime construction in NYC. The winning submissions should generate meaningful cost savings and include a detailed plan outlining the steps required to implement the proposed solution.
Submission Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2012.
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