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New York calls contractors for Jacob K. Javits Center

Staff Writer | September 14, 2016
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a Request for Proposal process is now underway for construction work to ready the site of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center's major expansion on Manhattan's West Side.
Jacob K. Javits
Empire State   The Design-Build procurement for the broader construction project
The RFPs, which kick off utility and related work, involve the construction of a new three-story building that will house transformers, back-up generators, and other electrical equipment.

Contracts will be awarded in the fourth quarter of 2016, with work beginning shortly thereafter in 2016. The Design-Build procurement for the broader construction project is already underway with a winner expected to be approved in early 2017.

"The Javits Center is one of the Empire State's most powerful economic engines and these actions move forward our ambitious plan to revitalize this world-renowned facility," Governor Cuomo said.

"Tourism is a key element in New York's economy and with this revitalization, we will ensure the Javits Center will remain competitive with other convention centers and continue to attract top-flight shows and conferences for years to come."

Construction work on the transformer yard will ready the site for the larger expansion project.

The RFPs released so far cover structural steel and metal deck work, caisson and foundation work, demolition services, utility relocation, and hoist and sidewalk bridging, all in connection with construction of a transformer building. This work will be funded through bond proceeds.

The RFPs strongly encourage firms that are certified by New York State as minority- and women-owned business enterprises or service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, as well as firms that are not yet certified, but have applied for certification, to submit responses. Responses are due in early October.