Guess who's back? We've lost track of what round we're up (37?) to in the epic bout to find a buyer to redevelop the financially ailing Long Island College Hospital, but here's a concrete step forward. SUNY officially kicked off its latest RFP effort, which, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports (along with a host of other important details), was "designed with the input of advocates for LICH ... [and] .. is meant to attract bids from parties looking to operate LICH as a full-service hospital, and who can offer other services 'consistent with the health needs of the community.'"
Interested? Make careful note of the various travails and critiques past bidders have enduredespecially those who aim to add condo and rental components to the siteand submit your bid for the 20-building complex by 3 p.m. on March 19. There is a meeting for interested parties on March 3 and site visits on the 4th and 5th. The team of evaluators will consider and rank the proposals by March 26. (For now, let's just set aside conflict-of-interest accusations that Cuomo donors are the leading existing contenders.) Ready, set,
go the saga continues.
· Spring 2014 Request for Proposal [SUNY]
· Let the bidding begin: New Long Island College Hospital RFP launches on Wednesday [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
· Ten Things You Should Know About the New LICH Agreement [Curbed]
· All Long Island College Hospital coverage [Curbed]