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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

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.

HHS Accelerator

To respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for human/client 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 human services agencies for procurement activities.

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 qualifications
  • Approved organizations are eligible to compete in RFPs, meaning they 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

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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