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Request for Proposals -The S.T.E.A.M. Garden


Can you get us up to STEAM ?


The Central District Management Association, Inc. (CDMA), aka The Central Avenue Business Improvement District (the “CBID”) requests architectural / engineering design services for their property located at 279 Central Avenue, Albany, New York, 12206. . The property will become a multi-use tech start-up learning lab, knowing as the S.T.E.A.M. Garden, which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  The space will incubate small technology companies and entrepreneurs who strive to collaborate with like-minded, motivated people, surrounded by the latest technology tools. The space will also offer educational and business meeting rooms for artists and educators to further advance a shared learning experience. The STEAM Garden is affiliated with the 518 Innovation HotSpot program and the STARTUP New York initiatives.  The CDMA, is undertaking this project utilizing grants from both the New York Main Street Program, the NYSEDC, and potentially others. The project has specific interest & sensitivity to many regulatory compliance matters including but not limited to, MWBE, community buy-in, partnership engagement and agreements.

MWBE are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for all elements of this project. 

Download the RFP Documents Here
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