La Marqueta in El Barrio seeks Community Partner



NYCEDC issued this request for proposals on behalf of the City of New York. They are seeking qualified proposals from community organizations, consultants, agencies or companies with experience in event planning and execution, marketing, branding, public relations, food and beverage sales and marketing, and/or community outreach to serve as a Community Partner for La Marqueta Public Market (“La Marqueta”).

La Marqueta is in East Harlem between E. 111th and E. 119th Street, underneath the Park Avenue viaduct. It is organized into eight separate lots and presently hosts a garden center, incubator and food production kitchens, an event and programming space (La Placita) and a Public Market. Since its inception in 1936, La Marqueta has steadfastly remained a landmark in East Harlem and is an essential hub for the local community.

The objective of this competitive procurement is to select a respondent who will independently plan, produce, and execute marketing activities and cultural programming at and on behalf of La Marqueta.

Please note that NYCEDC is the manager and sponsor of La Marqueta on behalf of the City of New York. The Community Partner is expected to function strictly as a community partner and event planner and is not expected to have any other operational authority or responsibilities.

NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the respondent’s relevant experience in performing the services encompassed in the RFP, the quality of the proposal, the proposed fee, the quality and experience of the staff identified in the proposal.

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An optional informational session will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC no later than 5pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to Answers to all questions will be posted by Tuesday, August 18, 2020, to  Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP will not be accepted after 5pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, however, technical questions pertaining to downloading and submitting proposals to this RFP may be directed to on or before Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Submission Requirements

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in the RFP, available as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020. To download a copy of the solicitation documents please visit Please submit your proposal electronically by accessing the webpage for this procurement at and following the provided instructions to upload your response to this RFP. RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

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