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Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort)

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 Webpage or reach out to the MOCS Service Desk at help@mocs.nyc.gov.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise 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 the simple two-step account creation instructions here.

The Administration for Children’s Services is committed to business opportunities that provide employment for contractors and workers who reflect the diverse composition of New York City. We make good faith efforts to utilize certified minority and women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) vendors whenever possible.

If you are interested in becoming a New York City-certified M/WBE, please visit the Department of Small Business Services.

Benefits of M/WBE certification include:

  • Better bid access to city-funded contracts
  • Networking opportunities with government buyers
  • One-on-one procurement counseling and bid preparation assistance
  • Free advertising in the online directory of certified businesses
  • Access to low-interest loans

If you are interested in current contracting opportunities with the Administration for Children’s Services please visit our list of M/WBE Opportunities.

If you are interested in finding City-certified M/WBEs for subcontracting work, access the New York City Department of Small Business Services website for further information.

City Council Discretionary Awards

Beginning Fiscal Year 2021, City Council discretionary contracts will be managed in PASSPort, the City's digital Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal. If your organization has awards to be cleared in FY21, it must have a PASSPort account. Please see this one-page Account Creation Guide for more information. To view your organization’s award designations and their clearance status, please visit the Discretionary Award Tracker. More information about the discretionary award process is available on the NYC Nonprofits Discretionary Funding page.

Health and Human Services Solicitations

As new features are rolled out in PASSPort – the City’s digital Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal – Health and Human Services (HHS) Requests for Proposals (RFPs) may be released through either HHS Accelerator or PASSPort. Procurements listed on the HHS Accelerator Procurement Roadmap as “Planned” and containing “Managed in PASSPort” in the Procurement Title have been or will be released in PASSPort. Providers should always check the PASSPort Public Portal and HHS Accelerator Roadmap to maintain awareness of all upcoming HHS RFPs.

To respond to HHS RFPs in PASSPort, providers must:

  1. Have a PASSPort account. To create a PASSPort account, click here.
  2. Be prequalified in HHS Accelerator. To begin the prequalification process, click here.

Please reference this one-page HHS Provider information sheet on what PASSPort Release 3 means for HHS providers. For more information and resources, visit the HHS Accelerator webpage and Learning to Use PASSPort webpage.

ACS Business Opportunities

Go to RFP Online to search opportunities to provide non-human services and goods to ACS. Download the current Non-Human Services RFPs, Bids, and M/WBE opportunities offered by ACS. You may be asked to provide details about your organization.



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