Doing Business with DOT

Visiting NYC DOT Locations

  • Firms may drop off their Bid at the Bid window only on the designated date and time.
  • Bid Openings are live-streamed; no in-person attendees are permitted. Recordings of NYC DOT Bid Openings available at

  • Contractors who would like to review Bid documents in-person at 55 Water Street Bid Room, must contact the ACCO office to schedule an appointment.

  • All visitors are required to complete the Health Screening ( before arriving at the building. You must show “cleared” status to enter the building.

  • Visitors must wear face masks and practice social distancing.

PASSPort: NYC’s Online Procurement Platform

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The City of New York is rolling out new features in its PASSPort online procurement platform that will make the contracting process easier and more transparent than ever. PASSPort facilitates every step of the procurement process - from identifying vendors to contract solicitation and response evaluation, award to contract, and invoicing to payment. To maximize business opportunities, all contractors should create a vendor account in PASSPort. Please reference the Vendor Account Creation manual for step by step instructions on how to create a vendor account in PASSPort. For more information on PASSPort, visit the Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) PASSPort web page or reach out to the MOCS Service Desk at

Bid Opportunities

Information concerning current and future bid opportunities is available online. All documents necessary for submitting a bid can be obtained at DOT, 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York 10041. Search for Current and Upcoming Bid Solicitations

Requests For Proposals

All DOT Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available electronically. However, proposals must be submitted on paper in accordance with the submission instructions detailed in each RFP package. Search and download RFPs

Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)

M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase Procurement Opportunities

City agencies can award contracts of up to $500,000 for goods, professional services, standard services and construction directly to City-certified M/WBEs without formal competition using the M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase Method. This streamlined process makes it easier for the City to do business with M/WBEs. Don't miss out: be ready to receive and respond to these opportunities directed specifically to our City-certified M/WBE businesses by creating an account in PASSPort today. Find simple two-step account creation instructions here.

Upcoming Opportunities: Search and download M/WBE Opportunities

Pre-Qualified Lists for Capital Bridge Projects

NYC DOT keeps pre-qualified lists in two categories of Bridge services: Bridge Design and Construction Support (Bridge Design & CSS) and Bridge Resident Engineering Inspection (Bridge REI). For these two categories, NYC DOT keeps three lists, Large, Medium and Small. These lists are used according to the project size. No firm may be placed on more than two of the three lists in each category. Firms that are placed on these pre-qualified lists may be invited to receive Requests for Proposals on selected capital bridge projects without additional public notification. Download the fiscal year 2021-2022 pre-qualified lists (pdf) Learn about applying to be included on a bridge pre-qualified list


A concession is an agreement that allows a company to do business on City property. Examples include food courts on public plazas. Concessions are granted for a fixed number of years following a public bidding process. Concessions contracts may include outdoor food courts, cafés, pedestrian plazas, and vending machines.

Notice of Mailing List for Future Concessions

NYC DOT is seeking individuals and businesses interested in being contacted for future requests for bids or proposals for NYC DOT concessions. Typical NYC DOT concessions are food and beverage sales, pedestrian plazas, farmer’s markets, stall markets, bicycle parking and vending machines. Interested entities should complete the Concessions Mailing List Information form.

Mailing List Form (pdf) The filled out form can be sent:
By Email to:

Or by Mail to:
New York City Department of Transportation
Office of Cityscape & Franchises
Attn: Concessions
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041

Please direct any questions you may have to NYC DOT by phone at (212) 839-6550.


A franchise is a contract between a company and the City. The company provides a public service. Examples are certain private bus routes and conduits for gas and electric utilities. Franchises generally require legislative approval and are granted for a limited term of years following a public bidding process.

More Resources

Appendix A

Appendix A - General Provisions Governing Contracts for Consultants, Professional, Technical, Human and Client Services. Download Appendix A


The Adopt-A-Highway program is a tax-deductible way for businesses to give back to the community in a way that's visible to thousands of people a day. Learn more about the Adopt A Highway program

Citywide Resources

Citywide Bidders List

All vendors are encouraged to enroll on the New York Citywide bidder and receive more information on doing business in the City of New York. Go to the Citywide Bidders List

City Record

All City procurements, including DOT's capital construction projects, are advertised on the City record. Visit the City Record

Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise

Learn more about MWBE Policies and Procedures FY21 Agency M/WBE Utilization Plan

NYC Construction Loan Program

The NYC Construction Loan assists small contractors, including M/WBEs, to competitively bid on City contracts. This pilot loan program helps address the difficulties that small construction firms encounter accessing capital at early stages when bidding on contracts with DOT. The loans range from $25,000 up to 30% of the contract value, but not more than $150,000. Find out how to access the billion dollar pool of construction contracts awarded by the City of New York

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The DBE goal for the federally funded Ferry Boat procurement is 2.2%. This procurement has possible opportunities for vendors who qualify as DBEs to supply parts and services for the project. Interested Vendors may contact NYC DOT Agency Chief Contracting Officer at (phone: 212-839-9292).

Contractors bidding on federally-funded NYC DOT projects are required to use DBEs. NYC DOT's DBE Goal for FFY 2022-2024 DBE Directory Find out more about becoming a certified DBE from the New York State DOT.

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