The DCAS Office of Citywide Procurement (OCP) solicits and awards contracts for a wide variety of goods and services on behalf of all City agencies. DCAS manages a portfolio of approximately 1,000 multi-year requirement contracts and other Citywide contracts which leverage the City’s buying power and maximize efficiencies by reducing duplicative work. DCAS also works with all mayoral agencies, community boards, and quasi-governmental organizations to facilitate utilization of these contracts.
DCAS OCP is also charged with quality assurance for all purchases; warehousing and distribution of goods to agencies throughout the city; and the transfer, sale, and other safe disposal of City agencies' surplus goods. DCAS OCP supports City operations by providing an efficient, cost effective, and customer-focused central purchasing function while ensuring that products purchased and services obtained support the City's long-term strategic and environmental goals at the lowest cost and meeting the highest professional standards.
In addition to its functions serving other City agencies, DCAS OCP also oversees procurement for DCAS.
DCAS OCP is the chief procurement agent for the City of New York. It is responsible for purchasing goods and services for City agencies when the price exceeds $100,000 ($150,000 for M/WBE contracts). Annually, DCAS processes procurements worth approximately $1 billion for over 100 City agencies, departments, boards, and authorities.
If you are a vendor and you would like to be notified of procurement opportunities with the City, please register with The City Record Online (CROL) and the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort). Both systems will automatically notify vendors when a new procurement opportunity becomes available by City agencies. If you are thinking of becoming a new vendor for the City, we encourage you to begin your PASSPort submission as soon as possible.
The Office of Citywide Procurement (OCP), formerly known as the Division of Municipal Supply Services, is the chief procurement agent for the City of New York and is responsible for purchasing certain services and goods whose total value exceeds the small purchase limit of $100,000 (for M/WBE awarded contracts, awards may go up to $150,000). Annually, OCP processes procurements worth approximately $1 billion for over 100 City agencies, departments, boards and authorities.
PASSPort makes 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, awarding contracts, and invoicing to payment.
As new PASSPort functionality is deployed to facilitate the City's procurement process, DCAS encourages all contractors that currently do business with the City or seek to do business in the future with the City to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a general question, comment or suggestion for us? If so, please email OCP.
If you are a Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) business owner who has been in operation for at least a year, you can obtain M/WBE City certification to have greater access to contracting opportunities through classes, networking events, targeted solicitations, and more. Visit the City's Enterprise Business Solutions portal and learn how to become certified. Additional information can be found on the DCAS M/WBE page.
The New York City Council enacted Local Law 77 of 2018 which requires the Department of Small Business Services, in consultation with the City Chief Procurement Officer, to develop and make available to all contracting agencies a subcontractor resource guide which provides subcontractors with information about their rights with respect to payment by the contractor and available City services.
Please visit the Subcontractor Resource Guide website for more information.