NYPA offers properties and business opportunities for lease through a formal Request for Proposals (“RFP”). The RFP provides information on the available property or location and explains how to prepare a proposal. As part of an RFP, a site visit will generally be arranged to permit the prospective proposers to view the property or premises being offered. We seek proposals from as many potential lessees as possible, evaluate all of the proposals submitted, negotiate terms and conditions and conclude the transaction.
NYPA invites all interested parties to submit a proposal in response to an announcement of an RFP. The specific requirements of any RFP and the documents required in support of any proposal will be detailed in the RFP information packet which is available online or by contacting our Director of Real Estate, Mark O’Connor.
All inquiries are encouraged, and NYPA welcomes the participation of minorities, women and other disadvantaged groups in the business opportunities available on NYPA property. No proposer will be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
There is generally a 60-to-90-day evaluation period, during which further negotiations may take place before a final decision is made on an award. As a matter of policy, most leases are submitted for approval to the NYPA Board of Trustees.
To clarify all of the requirements governing any particular RFP and to be certain that you receive all of the information that is available, please be sure to contact NYPA’s Director of Site Purchasing, Materials Management and Real Estate, Pat Donnelly, at Pat.Donnelly@nypa.gov.