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. Year-round oppor­tu­ni­ties include ver­sa­tile sta­tion­ary sites in high-traf­fic areas as well as mobile food carts. Learn more.



Request for Proposals: Construction Management Services for New 27kV Substation

Issue Date:
April 24, 2024
Last Updated:
May 22, 2024

The Trust for Governors Island is seeking to engage a construction management firm to manage and successfully complete a new 27kV enclosed substation on Governors Island.

RFP Issue Date: April 23, 2024
Pre-Submission On-Site Meeting: May 7, 2024
Questions Due: May 14, 2024
Proposals Due: May 31, 2024

Click here to download Addendum #1, posted May 22, 2204 >>

Request for Proposals: Compost Processing

Issue Date:
April 22, 2024
Last Updated:
April 22, 2024

The Trust for Governors Island is seeking proposals from service providers or food waste, serviceware, and yard waste compost processing on Governors Island.

RFP Issue Date: April 22, 2024
Pre-Submission On-Site Meeting: May 13, 2024
Questions Due: May 20, 2024
Answers Published: May 31, 2024
Proposals Due: June 24, 2024

Request for Proposals: Government Relations Consultant

Issue Date:
April 19, 2024
Last Updated:
April 19, 2024

The Trust for Governors Island invites qualified firms and agencies to submit proposals for government relations services. A selected respondent will work with the Trust on strengthening relationships with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels and working on activities related to the ongoing development and operations of Governors Island, including but not limited to capital projects and real estate development, connecting constituents with Governors Island’s historical, recreational, cultural, and educational resources, and advocating for capital funds to support expanded public access.

RFP Issue Date: April 19, 2024
Questions Due: May 3, 2024
Proposals Due: May 24, 2024, at 5pm

Call for Proposals: Climate Solutions Piloting Program

Issue Date:
June 20, 2023
Last Updated:
March 26, 2024

The Climate Solutions Piloting Program is a new call for piloting and demonstration projects addressing climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and climate and environmental justice in New York City and cities around the world. The program is led by the Trust for Governors Island’s Living Lab as part of the Center for Climate Solutions, dedicated to preparing New York City and cities around the world for climate change. The Living Lab offers a platform for research, partnerships and programs to amplify climate action in New York City and beyond.

Applications for the Climate Solutions Challenge, a recurring summer challenge with new themes and a $10,000 cash prize, were due on August 31, 2023, and are now closed. See below for information on the General Application, a year-round rolling call to pilot solutions that accelerate climate equity and innovation, economic opportunity, and social impact in diverse urban communities.

General Application

  • Year-round piloting opportunities with access to a piloting site on Governors Island (with no fee).
  • Bring your climate solution to a high visibility public place with opportunities for technology transfer and knowledge exchange.
  • Click here to download a webinar presentation on the General Application, or join an upcoming webinar:
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2-2:30pm (Click to join on Zoom. Meeting ID: 822 7901 7470 | Passcode: 271956)
    • Wednesday, April 24, from 2-2:30pm (Click to join on Zoom. Meeting ID: 899 9960 1083 | Passcode: 140281

Questions? Read our Application FAQs or reach out to livinglab@govisland.org