Contracting Opportunities

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish.

DYCD contracts with various community-based organizations that provide services and activities for youth and low-income populations.

Notification of Solicitations

As of July 1st, 2016, email is the default means of communication for City agencies' Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and their notices of availability. Notifications by paper mail, fax, hand delivery, or otherwise, will only be available upon request to the Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD). Agencies will use the Ordering Email addresses that have been provided by vendors in the Payee Information Portal (PIP) for all future solicitations or notifications.

Your "Ordering Email Address" will be used by the City for notification and solicitation purposes. To ensure that the City has your up-to-date email address, it is advised that you log into PIP and review this information.

  • For a step by step guide on how to update your Ordering email address in PIP and to confirm that it is the default address, please access the Default Ordering Address in PIP Guide.
  • If your organization does not have a PIP Account, please refer to the PIP Activation Guide for help on how to create one.
  • For any additional information on PIP Account maintenance please consult the PIP Account Tutorial.

Establishing a PIP account can provide your business with additional benefits such as allowing you to view your financial transactions with the City and enrolling in the citywide bidders lists based on commodity code.

If you have any difficulty creating or updating your account in PIP, please reach out to DYCD's ACCO Help Desk at If you need further assistance, please contact the Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) at

*For NYC Small Business Services Subcontractors Resource Guide please go to :

 SBS Subcontractors Resource Guide page

HHS Accelerator

To respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for human services, vendors must first complete and submit an electronic prequalification application using the NYC Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator System. The HHS Accelerator system is a web-based system maintained by the City of New York that is used by its human services Agencies to manage procurement.

Important information about the HHS Accelerator procurement method:

  • Prequalification applications are required every three years
  • Documents related to annual corporate filings must be submitted on an annual basis to remain eligible to compete in RFPs
  • Prequalification applications will be reviewed to validate
  • Approved organizations will be eligible to compete in RFPs and can submit electronic proposals through the system.

RFPs procured via the HHS Accelerator procurement method are listed on the NYC Procurement Roadmap. All current and prospective vendors should frequently review information listed on roadmap to take full advantage of upcoming contracting opportunities.

For more information about HHS Accelerator, including background materials, user guides and video tutorials, please visit the HHS Accelerator website.

Requests for Proposals/Bids

Horizon Program Request for Proposals

Release Date: December 21, 2018
Pre-proposal Conference: January 3, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pre-proposal location: 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor Auditorium New York, NY 10007
Proposal Due Date is Extended to: February 20, 2019 at 2:00pm in HHS Accelerator

DYCD is looking for a nonprofit organization to provide year-round services for youth detained at the Horizon Juvenile Center in Mott Haven, Bronx. Horizon is a secure juvenile detention facility operated by the Division of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ) within the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). The primary goal of the program will be to provide high quality, engaging activities and supportive relationships that foster social and emotional wellbeing, build life skills, and offer opportunities for youth to explore career pathways that build on their strengths and reflect their interests.

Proposal submission
All proposals must be submitted through the HHS Accelerator system in the manner set forth in the “Procurement” section. Proposal Deadline is Extended to February 20, 2019 at 2:00pm . Go to to learn more and to apply.

Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to no later than January 10, 2019. Please indicate “Horizon RFP” in the subject line.

In accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules, section 3-02(h), the Department of Youth and Community Development is making available the Horizon Pre -Proposal Conferences (PPC) attendance sheets, presentation and transcripts from the PPC which was held on January 3rd, 2019.

Former Requests for Proposals/Bids

 Renewals and Extensions

Agency: Department of Youth and Community Development
Agency Email Contact:

In accordance with Section 4-04 of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) intends to renew the contracts listed below to provide Capacity Building Services under Service Option III : Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded Programs. The contractors will provide capacity building services around career development and literacy. The term of the contract renewals shall be for a one year period from 7/1/2018 to 6/30/2019 with no option to renew. Listed below are the pin numbers, provider names, address and contract amounts:

26019088484A $88,000.00
Literacy Assistance Center
85 Broad Street, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10004

26019088481A $88,000.00
Fund for the City of New York
121 6th Avenue 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Please be advised that this is for information purposes only. If you wish to contact DYCD for further information, please send an email to


Procurement Title :  FY19 SONYC Evaluation Renewal
Agency: Department of Youth and Community Development
Agency Email Contact: ACCO@DYCD.NYC.GOV
PIN: 26019088430B

In accordance with section 4-04 of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) intends to renew the contract with the provider listed below to provide evaluation services to the School`s Out NYC (SONYC) Out of School Time Middle School Expansion program providers. The term of the contract shall be from 7/1/2018 to 6/30/20 with no option to renew.

The contractor pin, amount, contractor name and address are the following

PIN: 26019088430B
AMOUNT: $1,750,000.00
NAME: American Institutes for Research
ADDRESS: 22 Courtlandt Street, New York ,NY 10007

If you are interested in receiving additional information regarding this procurement or any future procurements please send an email to Please note that all responses are due no later than 04/06/2018-at 9:00am.



FY19 Neighborhood Development Area Negotiated Acquisition

In accordance with Section 3-04(b) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development’s (DYCD), intends to enter into negotiations with the contractors listed below, to provide Neighborhood Development Services. DYCD oversees a wide range of NDA programs:

High School Youth: Targets high school youth who are struggling
academically and out-of-school youth, who are neither working nor in
school and supports their efforts to determine positive trajectories from
high school.

Middle School Youth: Targets youth in grades 6-8 who are struggling
academically and strengthens their educational skills, motivation, and
engagement to enable them to graduate from high school.

Adult Literacy: Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs provide
instruction in reading, writing and mathematics, while HSE programs
prepare students for tests in writing, reading, social studies, science
and mathematics.

Healthy Families: Services to support and strengthen families which
can include counseling, educational/career advice, legal assistance, and
other social services.

Housing: Advocacy and assistance for low-income tenants and
homeowners to help them obtain housing support benefits and
maintain adequate, affordable, and safe housing.

Immigrants: Programs assist immigrant New Yorkers in accessing a
variety of services, including legal assistance with matters related to
citizenship and immigration status, and social services.

Seniors: Targets New Yorkers aged 60 and older and provides a variety
of support programs, including social and recreational activities,
exercise and nutrition programs, medical assistance and community

The anticipated term of these contracts  shall be from January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 with an option to renew for one additional year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

NDA Opportunity Youth : Brooklyn CD2

Bridge Street Development Corporation
460 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11216

NDA Opportunity Youth : Manhattan CD9

Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.
305 7TH Avenue, 4th floor
 New York, New York  10001

NDA Support Services for Housing : Brooklyn CD8
Flatbush Development Corporation
1616 Newkirk  Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11226

NDA Support Services for Housing : Bronx CD9

Children’s Arts & Science Workshops, Inc.
4320 Broadway, 2nd floor
 New York, New York 10033

Please be advised that this is for information purposes only. If you wish to contact DYCD for further information, please send an email to

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