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Economic Transformation - Requests for Information (RFI)

Below please find a list of RFIs currently being offered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority - Office of Economic Transformation.  Please see the listing below for the RFI that is of interest to you:


2020-RFI-OET-CE-102 - Potential Green Financing Mechanism to be Established by the State of New Jersey


In accordance with the State of New Jersey’s recently released Energy Master Plan (“EMP”, “Plan”), the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“Authority”, “NJEDA”), an independent authority of the State of New Jersey, is seeking information and ideas from qualified entities and individuals with perspectives on the potential establishment of a green bank, fund or other financing mechanism to support clean energy-related investments in New Jersey (“Respondents”).  For the purposes of this RFI, any potential future clean energy-related financing mechanism is referred to a “Green Fund”.  

This Request for Information (RFI) is issued by the NJEDA to seek perspectives on clean energy financing.  The NJEDA is interested in receiving comments, questions, recommendations, facts, information, information, ideas and responses that will help the NJEDA to identify and better understand the issues that need to be addressed in the context of establishing and operating a Green Fund.  

2020-RFI-OET-CE-102 - Potential Green Financing Mechanism to be Established by the State of New Jersey


2020-RFI-OET-TLS-099 - Options for Expanding Access to Seed Capital for Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs

Addendum #1 (03/26/2020) - All questions concerning this RFI must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59 PM EST, on  June 30, 2020. Answers to questions submitted will be publicly posted on this page, on or about July 13, 2020. 

All RFI responses must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59 PM EST, on July 29, 2020. 

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“Authority”, “NJEDA”), an independent Authority of the State of New Jersey, is seeking information and ideas from qualified entities (“Respondents”), including, but not limited to fund managers, angel
investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and small-business owners, researchers and practitioners involved in entrepreneurial work, relevant industry/trade groups, and other state governments.

This Request for Information (RFI) is issued by the Authority to seek information from firms and individuals with perspectives on the structural obstacles and potential disparities encountered by high-growth start-ups run by Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in New Jersey when seeking venture or seed funding, both private and public. The NJEDA also seeks interest and ideas on solutions to such obstacles and disparities, including, but not limited to, existing venture and seed funds that specifically invest in Black and Latinx-owned/run high-growth businesses. The Authority is especially interested to hear perspectives from those firms that may be interested in expanding those solutions within New Jersey or investing in Black and Latinx-owned New Jersey businesses. This includes the potential establishment of a diversity seed fund for Black and Latinx owned businesses in the State.

ADDENDUM #1 - Clarifications and/or Modifications (03/26/2020)

2020-RFI-OET-TLS-099 - Options for Expanding Access to Seed Capital for Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs

2020-RFI-OET-TLS-099 - opciones para expandir el acceso al capital de desarrollo para emprendedores de origen latino y afroamericano


The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“Authority”, “NJEDA”), una Authority independiente del estado de Nueva Jersey, está recabando información e ideas de entidades calificadas (los “Encuestados”), lo que incluye, entre otros, los
administradores de fondos, inversores ángeles, capitalistas de riesgo, emprendedores, propietarios de pequeñas empresas, investigadores y profesionales que trabajen en el ámbito empresarial, grupos industriales y comerciales, y otros gobiernos estatales.

La presente solicitud de información (RFI) se emite por intermedio de la Autoridad a los fines de recabar información de empresas y personas con perspectivas sobre los obstáculos estructurales y posibles disparidades con que se hayan enfrentado las empresas emergentes de alto crecimiento que administren los emprendedores de origen latino y afroamericano en Nueva Jersey, en la búsqueda de una financiación de riesgo o generadora, tanto privada como pública. La NJEDA también busca intereses e ideas relativas a las soluciones para tales obstáculos y disparidades, lo que incluye, entre otros, los fondos existentes de riesgo y generadores que se invierten específicamente en las empresas de alto crecimiento que posean o administren los emprendedores de origen latino y afroamericano. La Authority se interesa especialmente en escuchar perspectivas de aquellas empresas que pudieren interesarse en expandir esas soluciones en Nueva Jersey o invertir en empresas que posean los emprendedores de origen latino y afroamericano. Esto incluye la posible creación un fondo generador de diversidad para empresas que posean las personas de origen latino y afroamericano en el estado. 

2020-RFI-OET-TLS-099 - opciones para expandir el acceso al capital de desarrollo para emprendedores de origen latino y afroamericano
 

2019-RFI-OET-CE-097 - Mechanisms for strengthening New Jersey’s Cleantech Innovation Ecosystem


The New Jersey Economic Development Authority ("Authority"), an independent Authority of the State of New Jersey with support from the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Clean Energy Program (CEP), is developing a set of initiatives and programs aimed at positioning NJ as a leader in Cleantech Innovation. The aim is both to support and strengthen current cleantech innovation activities and encourage new research, investment, and jobs in the sector.

This Request for Information (RFI) is issued by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority ("Authority", "NJEDA") in collaboration with the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Clean Energy Program (CEP) to seek information from entities and individuals with perspectives on the cleantech innovation ecosystem in New Jersey. The NJEDA and BPU is interested in receiving comments, questions, recommendations, facts, information, ideas, and responses that will help the NJEDA and BPU better understand the scope and characteristics of the existing ecosystem, recognize challenges, and develop potential programs/actions that can be undertaken to effectively strengthen and position NJ as a leader in cleantech innovation.

2019-RFI-OET-CE-097 - Mechanisms for strengthening New Jersey’s Cleantech Innovation Ecosystem
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