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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Solicitation for Hurricane Sandy Business Loan and Grant Program Technical Assistance Services
PIN: 801-15SBS13140

SBS is seeking an appropriately qualified vendor (“Consultant”) to provide technical assistance to at least twenty-five applicants to the HSLBGP with completing their application to the program. The SBS HSBLGP is funded Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funding. Nearly 95% of businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy were small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), employing 50 people or less, and primarily concentrated in retail and service sectors.  HSBLGP is a $42 million program which provides low-interest loans and grants to impacted businesses. SBS is currently executing this program through a combination of on-site and field staff located in NYC Business Solutions Centers throughout New York City. To date, the program has awarded more than 20 businesses approximately $4 million in loans and grants.

The Consultant team will visit the applicants at their place of business and be mobile throughout New York City. The Consultant team will also work at its own company location to complete any independent financial analysis.

This solicitation is being issued pursuant to the New York City Procurement Policy Board Rules, in accordance with Section 3-08, Small Purchases. Information on NYC Small Purchases selections is available at www.nyc.gov/selltonyc. Click on Procurement Policy Board Rules and access Small Purchases Section 3-08.

The following is the schedule for this solicitation:  

Date Event
July 23, 2014   Solicitation Released
July 30, 2014  Question Due Date, 2:00pm
August 6, 2014  Proposal Due Date, 2:00pm

Proposals may be either delivered by hand or sent by overnight mail (signature required) clearly labeled as follows:

NYC Department of Small Business Services
Attn: Daryl Williams, ACCO
110 William Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Solicitation for Hurricane Sandy Business Loan and Grant Program Technical Assistance Services
PIN: 801-15SBS13140

The Request for Proposals (RFP) package may be obtained in person beginning on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends, at the New York City Department of Small Business Services, 110 William Street - 7th Floor, Procurement Unit, New York, N.Y. 10038.

As no vendor conference is schedule for this solicitation, vendors are being given the opportunity, until 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to e-mail questions regarding the job specification to: procurementhelpdesk@sbs.nyc.gov.

The original and three (3) copies of the complete proposal and all attachments must be hand delivered or sent through certified mail to the address listed in the solicitation, no later than 2:00 p.m. EST, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. 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.

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