Contracting Opportunities

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish

DYCD contracts with various community-based organizations that provide services and activities for youth and low-income populations. 

Notification of Solicitations

Starting on July 1st, 2016, email will be the default means of communication for City agencies' Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and their notices of availability. Notifications by paper mail, fax, hand delivery, or otherwise, will only be available upon request to the Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD). Agencies will use the Ordering Email addresses that have been provided by vendors in the Payee Information Portal (PIP) for all future solicitations or notifications.

Your “Ordering Email Address” will be used by the City for notification and solicitation purposes.  To ensure that the City has your up-to-date email address, it is advised that you log into PIP and review this information.

  • For a step by step guide on how to update your Ordering email address in PIP and to confirm that it is the default address, please access the Default Ordering Address in PIP Guide.
  • If your organization does not have a PIP Account, please refer to the PIP Activation Guide for help on how to create one.
  • For any additional information on PIP Account maintenance please consult the PIP Account Tutorial.

Establishing a PIP account can provide your business with additional benefits such as allowing you to view your financial transactions with the City and enrolling in the citywide bidders lists based on commodity code.

If you have any difficulty creating or updating your account in PIP, please reach out to DYCD’s ACCO Help Desk at If you need further assistance, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) at


In accordance with Section 3-13(d)(1) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) intends to contract with the City University of New York (CUNY) to provide family development trainings for frontline and supervisors representing nonprofit and community based organizations throughout the five boroughs. Trainings will be offered in 23 CUNY campuses across New York City. The term of this contract shall be from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020 with an option to renew for up to three years for an anticipated contract value of $855,000.00. The EPIN for this procurement is 26017T0002.

Organizations interested in expressing interest in this procurement can contact Dana Cantelmi at the Department of Youth and Community Development, 2 Lafayette Street, 14th floor, New York, NY 10007 or via email at Requests must be submitted on or before August 3, 2017.


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HHS Accelerator

To respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for human services, vendors must first complete and submit an electronic prequalification application using the NYC Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator System.  The HHS Accelerator system is a web-based system maintained by the City of New York that is used by its human services Agencies to manage procurement.

Important information about the HHS Accelerator procurement method:

  • Prequalification applications are required every three years
  • Documents related to annual corporate filings must be submitted on an annual basis to remain eligible to compete in RFPs
  • Prequalification applications will be reviewed to validate
  • Approved organizations will be eligible to compete in RFPs and can submit electronic proposals through the system.

RFPs procured via the HHS Accelerator procurement method are listed on the NYC Procurement Roadmap. All current and prospective vendors should frequently review information listed on roadmap to take full advantage of upcoming contracting opportunities.

For more information  about HHS Accelerator, including background materials, user guides and video tutorials, please visit

Renewals and Extensions:

Download FY18 Capacity Building Services Renewal 
1 year renewal  7/1/17 -6/30/18
Download Comprehensive Literacy Services Renewals 
3 year renewal 7/1/17-6/30/20
Download Vulnerable Youth Residential Services Renewal
2 year renewal    7/1/17-60/30/19
Download Runaway Homeless Youth (Baseline) Negotiated Acquisition Extension
1 year extension  7/1/17 -6/30/18
Download Runaway Homeless Youth  Negotiated Acquisition Extension
1 year extension  7/1/17 -6/30/18
Download Beacon Negotiated Acquisition Extension
2 month extension  - 7/1/17 -8/31/17

Requests for Proposals/Bids:


The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will look to release a Strengthening Cultural Competency Request for Proposals (RFP), EPIN: 26017I0006, using the Innovative Procurement method, section 3-12 of the Procurement Policy Board Rules.  This will allow for DYCD to release  and manage a professional services RFP through the Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator system.

The RFP will seek a qualified contractor to provide capacity building support and professional development in the area of cultural competence to eleven newly funded Beacon programs. The contractor would develop a strategic plan that would encompass assessment of the Beacons’ needs in the area of cultural competence, assisting the Beacons to strengthen skills appropriate to cross-cultural interactions, and evaluation of the success of the interventions.  The overall intent of the capacity building efforts would be to shift the climate of each organization toward a more sensitive, competent, and holistic approach to providing services to participants who embody many diverse characteristics.

DYCD has found the HHS Accelerator system to be an efficient way of managing the RFP process for human client service RFPs.  DYCD believes releasing a professional services RFP would allow for similar efficiencies to be made available.  It is anticipated that this proposed method will be implemented late summer of 2017 and will be evaluated to determine whether it is in the City’s best interest to codify the method used within the PPB rules after contracts, as a result of this RFP, have been registered.

The RFP released will follow section 3-16, the HHS Accelerator method, of the PPB rules.  Therefore, providers interested in proposing to this RFP will need to be prequalified in the HHS Accelerator system for the service area Capacity Building in order to receive the solicitation and to propose.

DYCD would like to give this opportunity to accept comments and expressions of interest on this proposed method. Comments and expressions of interest may be emailed  no later than August 8, 2017 to Please enter "Innovative Procurement 26017I0006" in the subject line.

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Former Requests for Proposals/Bids:

Proposals/Bids in 2016
Proposals/Bids in 2015
Proposals/Bids in 2014

Concept Papers:

Go to the list of all Concept Papers

For additional information, please review:

The Contracting Opportunities FAQ. You may also email us at or call: (646) 343-6399.