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Doing Business with ACS

The Administration for Children’s Services procures millions of dollars’ worth of goods and services to serve New York City’s children and families every year.

Goods and services are mainly obtained through:

  • Competitive Sealed Bids – contracts are awarded to the lowest responsible bidder that meets the requirements in an invitation for bids.
  • Request for Proposals (RFP) – vendors are selected through the evaluation of proposals.
  • Negotiated Acquisitions – vendors are selected through negotiations where an RFP or Bid is not practical or advantageous to the City.

ACS may also solicit vendor opinion on potential procurements through Concept Papers or Requests for Information.

New vendors must:

  1. Enroll in the City's Bidders' Lists through the Vendor’s Payee Information Portal (PIP).
  2. Submit an electronic prequalification application to the Health and Human Services (HHS) web-based accelerator system, HHS Accelerator(ONLY if seeking to provide social services to families).

Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort)

PASSPort

Introducing PASSPort! The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is launching a new online procurement tool, the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), moving VENDEX online. PASSPort makes it easier for vendors to submit and keep disclosure documents up-to-date. PASSPort will allow Agencies to make determinations for contract awards and complete performance evaluations online. Visit nyc.gov/passport for updates on PASSPort. For additional information, email the PASSPort support team at passport@mocs.nyc.gov.


Current ACS Business Opportunities

Go to RFP Online to download the current RFPs offered by ACS. search opportunities to provide goods and services to ACS. You will be asked to provide details about your organization.

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