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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-NJ WIND PORT LEASE RFI-110 - New Jersey Wind Port Tenant Leasing Approaches

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“Authority” or “NJEDA”), an independent Authority of the State of New Jersey, is seeking information from qualified entities (“Respondents”) regarding the potential leasing of certain parcels at the New Jersey Wind Port, being developed at Lower Alloways Creek, New Jersey (the “Port”).

Announced by Governor Murphy in June this year, the 200-acre Port is set to become the first dedicated offshore wind (OSW) port in the United States, purpose-built to meet the OSW industry’s unique requirements for component assembly, staging and transportation.

The Port will be developed in phases, with Phase One starting construction in 2021 and reaching completion in mid-2023, and Phase Two targeted to reach completion in early 2026. Phase One will comprise two parcels: Parcel A (30 acres), an area purpose-built for marshalling and assembly; and Parcel G (25 acres), which can be used for component manufacturing or potentially as an additional storage or staging area.

Prior work confirmed a strong economic case for new hub-style port capacity and has enabled the Authority to identify a site and define key project parameters (e.g., scope of activities, development footprint and timeframe). The Authority has been working with its financial, legal and technical advisors to further refine development plans and to shape future leasing processes.

The Authority is now issuing a Request for Information (“RFI”) targeted at OSW developers and supply chain entities interested in potential use of the Port to service New Jersey and non-NJ wind projects. Specifically, the Authority is interested in receiving comments, questions, recommendations, facts, information, and responses relating to:

• Marshalling and/or manufacturing location decision drivers;
• Lease periods; and
• Acceptable lease terms

2020-RFI-OET-NJ WIND PORT LEASE RFI-110 - New Jersey Wind Port Tenant Leasing Approaches
 

2020-RFI-OET-COVID19-109 - Bridging the Digital Divide for New Jersey’s Students

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“NJEDA” or the “Authority”), an independent Authority of the State of New Jersey, in conjunction with its state agency partners and the Office of the Governor, is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) seeking information and ideas to bridge the digital divide for New Jersey’s Pre-K-to-12 students.

These perspectives will help the Authority better understand potential solutions to ensure that New Jersey’s students, educators and parents/guardians have sufficient access to the appropriate digital technology, internet connectivity and training to foster successful remote learning (as needed), as the State continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The information gathered in this RFI may subsequently be used to help the Authority, its partner agencies, and other concerned entities develop strategies, programs, or other initiatives to help accomplish this goal.

ADDENDUM #1 - Questions & Answers (7/27/2020)
2020-RFI-OET-COVID19-109 - Bridging the Digital Divide for New Jersey’s Students


2020-RFI-OET-TL-098 - Supporting the Transition to
Zero-Emission Commercial Transportation

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority to seek information from entities and/or individuals with perspectives on the deployment of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) as well as related charging equipment and infrastructure. For the purpose of this RFI, the term “MHDV” is broadly defined as encompassing both on-road vehicles2 as well as off-road goods-moving equipment, such as equipment used at ports, airports, and large distribution centers.

The Authority is interested in receiving information (including but not limited to comments, questions, recommendations, white papers, tools, case studies, information, ideas, references, and general responses, e.g., willingness to participate in a focus group or demonstration project) that will help it to shape new zero-emission MHDV programs and initiatives in New Jersey using proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). More specifically, this RFI aims to help the Authority better understand:

1. The extent to which MHDV owners and/or operators are currently utilizing zero-emission technologies, and/or are considering them in their future procurement pipeline;

2. The key barriers (financial and non-financial) that entities face in deploying zero-emission MHDVs and associated charging equipment;

3. How the Authority can best support and incentivize entities in transitioning to zero-emission MHDVs and equipment; and

4. Potential supports that would enable New Jersey to grow existing and attract new zero-emission MHDV supply chain businesses, and prospective supply chain businesses.

2020-RFI-OET-TL-098 - Supporting the Transition to Zero-Emission Commercial Transportation
 

2020-RFI-OET-Covid19-107 - Facilitating PPE Readiness for New Jersey Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“NJEDA” or the “Authority”), an independent Authority of the State of New Jersey, in conjunction with its state agency partners and the Office of the Governor, is seeking information and ideas from qualified entities with perspectives on how to ensure that the state’s small businesses have affordable and equitable access to the appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and safeguarding tools that they will need to reopen and operate safely in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Qualified entities that could respond include but are not limited to: PPE manufacturers and suppliers, technology companies, medical or office equipment retailers or wholesalers, firms specializing in distribution, existing or new buying cooperatives or consortia, non-profit organizations, industry or trade groups, and post-secondary educational institutions.  Qualified entities may include organizations that could offer ideas that would be full solutions to the sourcing and distribution of PPE, as well as entities whose expertise covers merely one aspect of the need, e.g., technology providers or small business experts.

The purpose of this RFI is to collect facts, information, and ideas that will help the Authority better understand potential solutions to ensure New Jersey’s smaller economic participants have sufficient access to affordable PPE to allow for safe and efficient reopening and continued operations as the state continues to recover from the health and safety effects and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  
The information gathered in this RFI may subsequently be used to help the Authority, its partner agencies, and other concerned entities develop strategies, programs, or other initiatives to help accomplish this goal.

ADDENDUM 1 - Questions & Answers (6/26/2020)
2020-RFI-OET-Covid19-107 - Facilitating PPE Readiness for New Jersey Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations


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

Addendum #1 (04/13/2020) - All RFI responses must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59 pm ET, on Friday, May 29, 2020, via email to RFI-PotentialGreenFund@njeda.com. 
The subject line of the e-mail should state: “RFI Response-2020-RFI-OET-CE-102-Potential Green Fund”.


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.  

ADDENDUM #1 - Clarifications and/or Modifications (04/13/2020)

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

Anexo n.º 1 (26 de marzo de 2020): Todas las preguntas relacionadas con esta Solicitud de Información (Request for Information, RFI) se deben enviar por escrito antes de las 11:59 p. m., hora del este, del día 30 de junio de 2020. Las respuestas a las preguntas enviadas se publicarán en esta página el 13 de julio de 2020, o alrededor de esa fecha.

Todas las respuestas a las RFI se deben enviar por escrito antes de las 11:59 p. m., hora del este, del día 29 de julio de 2020. 


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. 

Anexo n.º 1 (26 de marzo de 2020)

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
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 1/30/2020)