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


View Former Applications

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 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 Beacon Negotiated Acquisition Extension
2 month extension  - 7/1/17 -8/31/17
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

Requests for Proposals/Bids:

View Current RFPs
View RFP Awards

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.