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.
To ensure parity among proposals, DFTA created a series of online training videos to help organizations better understand the RFP process. The online training video series gives an overview of the RFP application preparation and review process. Watch the videos here.
If you have additional questions about the procurement process, please submit them to DFTA through this form.
DFTA is currently procuring services for its Geriatric Mental Health (DGMH) and Home Delivered Meals (HDM) programs through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Interested vendors can view and propose on the following open RFPs by logging in to the NYC HHS Accelerator. If you are not prequalified in HHS Accelerator please contact the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services
DFTA is committed to increasing participation opportunities for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and to enhance the ability of such firms to compete for Agency contracts. The following solicitations are open to NYC Certified M/WBE vendors only. To express an interest in providing one or more of the goods and services below or ask general questions, M/WBE vendors can email firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include vendor contact information and the FMS reference number, if known.
Please note that by submitting an Expression of Interest you are consenting to receive an e-mail solicitation regarding this procurement. The solicitations listed here are anticipated opportunities and do not obligate the Agency any way. Learn more information about the NYC M/WBE Program.
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.
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.
Contact us to check the status of your existing DFTA contract action.
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’ online Vendor Exchange System, Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), facilitates every step of the procurement process - from identifying vendors to contract solicitation and response evaluation, award to contract, and invoicing to payment. MOCS is rolling out new features in its PASSPort online procurement platform that will make the contracting process easier and more transparent than ever. 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 email@example.com.
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.