Doing Business With LPC

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) periodically solicits various goods and services to assist the agency in carrying out its mission.

  • The Administration Department procures various goods and services to maintain office operations including office supplies, transcription services, temp services, IT software, computer equipment, off-site records storage, and various other typical office needs.
  • The Historic Preservation Grant Program (HPGP), a federally funded program that provides grants for façade restoration, issues solicitations seeking construction firms to carry out these restoration projects. Projects typically include masonry cleaning, repair and repointing, restoring wood siding and trim, repairing or replacing windows and front doors, and restoring metal cornices and gutters on buildings which are designated New York City landmarks or are located within historic districts throughout New York City. Successful bidders will have experience with projects requiring restorations to historic standards.
  • The Environment Review Department occasionally solicits contractors to conduct Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) photographic documentation of historic buildings and structures on the State/National Register of Historic Places that are being demolished.


Procurement Opportunities

As of July 1st, 2016, email is the default means of communication for LPC’s Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and other notices of availability. Notifications by paper mail, fax, hand delivery, or otherwise, are only available upon request to LPC’s Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) at the contact information below. The agency uses the Ordering E-mail Addresses that have been provided by vendors in the Payee Information Portal (PIP) for all upcoming 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 LPC’s ACCO. If you need further assistance, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS)


Minority/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs)

Although LPC spends a very small dollar amount on procurement of goods and services, we strongly support the Citywide initiative to provide opportunities for M/WBE firms. The Agency exceeded spending goals for Black American-owned firms in professional services, Hispanic American-owned firms in standard services, and Asian American-owned firms in construction in 2015. These successes have resulted in an overall B grade for two years in a row in the Comptroller’s Annual Making the Grade M/WBE Report. To become a certified M/WBE vendor doing business with the City and LPC, please refer to New York City Small Business Services. The Department of Small Business Services can also help you select the right commodity codes for your business.

Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO)
Margaret McMahon
Email: mmcmahon@lpc.nyc.gov
Phone: 212-669-7943
Please feel free to contact the ACCO with specific questions about LPC purchasing.