Procurement Information

Procurement Information

Through the City’s procurement process, the Department for the Aging (DFTA) enters into contract agreements with hundreds of community partners to deliver services to older New Yorkers.

The process typically starts with DFTA issuing a concept paper that describes the services it wants to procure. Based on the comments it receives, DFTA then issues a request for proposals (RFP) through the City’s HHS Accelerator. An evaluation committee rates proposals and selects those that best meet the City’s needs.

Concept Papers and RFPs

In advance of a request for proposals for the DFTA Geriatric Mental Health program, a concept paper has been issued to give potential proposers an overview of the program and of changes that would expand the program. The concept paper will be posted until Sept. 30, and public comment is encouraged during this time.

HHS Accelerator

All proposers for health and human services contracts must create a login and prequalify through HHS Accelerator. Organizations with existing contracts are required to prequalify every three years.

Documents related to annual corporate filings must be submitted each year for organizations to remain eligible. Prequalification applications are reviewed for the timeliness of corporate filings, organizational capacity, and relevant service experience.

Only pre-approved organizations are eligible to apply for current RFPs through HHS Accelerator.

Check Contract Status

Contact us to check the status of your existing DFTA contract action.

Mayor’s Office of Contract Services

To get on a mailing list for DFTA and other City contracting opportunities, visit the Payee Information Portal or call 311 to learn about opportunities.

MOCS has also launched the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), moving the Vendor Exchange System online. PASSPort makes it easier for vendors to submit information and keep disclosure documents current. PASSPort also allows City agencies to make determinations for contract awards and to complete performance evaluations online.

NYC Small Business Services

For businesses owned by minorities and women, the New York City Department of Small Business Services provides greater access to contracting opportunities and resources for subcontractors, including a template of a subcontractor agreement.