Business Opportunities

See below for gen­er­al busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties with the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island. Click here to view real estate opportunities.


Look­ing to become a food ven­dor on Gov­er­nors Island? Gov­er­nors Island prides itself on offer­ing a diverse, deli­cious selec­tion of food and drinks. Ven­dors are invit­ed to sub­mit pro­pos­als on a rolling basis. Oppor­tu­ni­ties include ver­sa­tile sta­tion­ary sites in high-traf­fic areas as well as mobile food carts. Learn more.



Request for Proposals: Governors Island Lighting Infrastructure

Issue Date:
October 06, 2022
Last Updated:
November 09, 2022

LiRo Project Group, on behalf of the Trust for Governors Island, is seeking qualified contractors for the Governors Island Lighting Infrastructure Request For Proposals. The project will replace exterior site lighting within the Governors Island Historic District and along the Island perimeter. Please refer to the contract drawings and specifications for additional information on the new lighting system. Instructions to proposers and submission requirements are detailed within the RFP document.

RFP Release Date: October 7, 2022
Pre-bid Walkthrough: October 12, 2022
Questions Due:
October 26, 2022
Clarifications Distributed:
November 21, 2022 by 5pm
2nd Round of Questions Due:
December 9, 2022 by 5pm
2nd Round of Clarifications Distributed:
January 6, 2023 by 5pm
RFP Submissions Due:
January 27, 2023 by 3pm

Click here to download clarifications (updated November 9, 2022)

Request for Proposals: Arbor Care Services

Issue Date:
November 09, 2022
Last Updated:
November 09, 2022

The Trust for Governors Island invites Arbor Care Contractors to submit proposals to provide high quality, cost-effective, and reliable arbor care services for the 776 mature canopy trees on Governors Island with a Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) greater than 12".

RFP Release Date: November 15, 2022
Pre-Submission Site Walk: November 22, 2022, at 10am
Questions Due:
December 2, 2022, by 3pm
Proposal Due Date:
December 16, 2022, by 3pm