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.
To do business with the City of New York, organizations need to create a vendor account in the City’s Payee Information Portal (PIP) (to get paid) and also in Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort) (for all other contracting actions, including completing vendor disclosures, finding and responding to contracting opportunities, signing the contract upon contract award, and much more). The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) developed and maintains PASSPort.
Learn more about PASSPort and contracting with NYC – visit the MOCS website:
Getting Started: An Introduction to Doing Business with the City of New York
To view contracting opportunities, visit the PASSPort Public Portal.
Note: A PASSPort account is required to respond to solicitations (RFx). Organizations looking to respond to Health and Human Services (HHS) solicitations need to have an approved HHS Prequalification Application in PASSPort.
Need Help or Have a Question?
Need help or have a question regarding PASSPort? Submit an inquiry to the MOCS Service Desk.
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.