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Business Opportunities

See below for cur­rent gen­er­al busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties with the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island. Click here for cur­rent 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: Commercial Real Estate Legal Counsel Services

Issue Date:
April 29, 2022
Last Updated:
May 19, 2022

The Trust for Governors Island invites law firms to submit proposals in response to this Request for Proposals for commercial real estate legal counsel services in connection with the Anchor Academic and Research Institution project as described in more detail in the below document. The selected Respondent will perform services in accordance with the processes described in this RFP and in compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements.

RFP Release Date: April 29, 2022
Proposals Due: May 31, 2022, at 5pm

Click here to download Questions & Responses document, uploaded on May 19, 2022

Request for Proposals: IT Managed Services Provider

Issue Date:
May 11, 2022
Last Updated:
May 11, 2022

The Trust for Governors Island invites IT Managed Services Providers to submit proposals to oversee and manage all IT services for the Trust office and staff, including strategic planning for IT needs, comprehensive support of all IT assets, and primary help-desk support.

RFP Release Date: May 11, 2022
Pre-Bid Site Meeting: May 25, 2022 at 10am. Respondents should indicate interest in attending by emailing gibids@govisland.org.
Questions Due: June 3, 2022 at 5pm
Proposals Due: June 16, 2022 at 5pm

Request for Information: Seeking Existing Vehicle Ferry

Issue Date:
March 07, 2022
Last Updated:
March 07, 2022

The Trust for Governors Island operates a passenger and vehicle ferry service with the M/V SAMUEL S COURSEN between the southern end of Manhattan and Governors Island year-round. The route is approximately 0.5 NM long on partially protected waters in New York Harbor. The Trust is seeking information for the possible purchase of an existing ferry that would complement current operations.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 31, 2022.