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


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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.

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.


Requests for Proposals/Bids

Residential Services for Homeless Young Adults (HYA)

DYCD is excited to release the Residential Services for Homeless Youth (HYA) Request for Proposals (RFP).  This initiative includes funding that enables DYCD, for the first time, to support residential services for homeless young adults 21 to 24 years.  DYCD is seeking appropriately qualified non-profit organizations to provide Crisis Services and Transitional Independent Living programs designed to serve this population.

Pre-proposal Conference
The pre-proposal conference for this RFP will be held on September 7, 2018 at 2:00PM at the Department of Youth and Community Development; 2 Lafayette Street, 14th floor Auditorium New York, NY 10007.

Proposal submission
The due date for this RFP is September 21, 2018 at 2:00PM in the HHS Accelerator system.  All proposals must be submitted through the HHS Accelerator system in the manner set forth in the “Procurement” section of the system by pre-qualified organizations.  Go to  to learn more and to apply.

Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to  indicating “HYA Residential Services RFP” in the subject line no later than September 14, 2018.

In accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules, section 3-02(h), the Department of Youth and Community Development is making available the Residential Services for Homeless Young Adults (HYA) Pre -Proposal Conference (PPC) attendance sheets, presentation and transcript from the PPC which  were held on September 7, 2018 at 2pm.

Former Requests for Proposals/Bids

Concept Papers

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For additional information, please review:

The Contracting Opportunities FAQ. You may also email us at or call: 646-343-6399.