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.
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. 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 net cost and the highest professional standards.
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 with the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort). Vendors no longer can enroll in commodities for NYC solicitations through the Payee Information Portal (PIP). New vendors may now enroll in commodities using 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, as it may take some time to complete and be approved.
The Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), a new online portal moves VENDEX online and makes it easier to submit and keep disclosure documents up-to-date. PASSPort will become the primary platform to do business with the City of New York.
PASSPort aims to make procurement easier for both the Agencies and vendors and takes a holistic, streamlined approach which uses process improvement, technology and strong partnerships to achieve success.
To support the February 2019 Release of Requisition to Invoicing functionality for DCAS Citywide Contracts, DCAS is requesting that all Citywide vendors complete this Excel Template.
Please note that the required method of communication for procurement opportunities is email as outlined in the Citywide Notification Policy.
Do you have a general question, comment or suggestion for us? If so, please email OCP or call (212) 386-0428.
If you are a Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) that 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 required 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.