The first action a new vendor should take to do business with the City of New York is register in the Payee Information Portal (PIP), which will enroll them onto the City's Bidders' Lists based on commodity code selections. By being on a City Bidder List, a vendor may receive notices about solicitations, including those not advertised elsewhere.
There are multiple ways to find out about procurement opportunities:
- All City solicitations valued above $100,000 are advertised in The City Record On-Line (CROL).
- Many contracting agencies also list their current, as well as upcoming, bid solicitations and Requests for Proposal (RFPs) on their individual websites.
- In many cases, City agencies are required to list procurement plans which detail future procurement actions they plan to make.
- Vendors who are looking to partner with the City to provide Human Client Services can find out about contracting opportunities through Health and Human Services Accelerator.