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

Summer Youth Employment Programs Request for Proposals

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the following three Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) through the HHS Accelerator system.  DYCD is looking to fund a variety of program models that will strengthen New York City’s workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials, and skills needed to succeed in today’s and future economy.

Organizations prequalified in the relevant service areas will be able to view and apply to these RFPs through the Accelerator system.

The SYEP School-Based model is designed to strengthen connections between academic learning and summer career exploration. In this model, select New York City public high schools and SYEP contractors will work collaboratively to implement both school year and summer program components.  Please view the RFP in HHS Accelerator for a list of eligible school sites.

SYEP Community-Based model will serve youth age 14-21 throughout New York City. This model will provide youth with paid summer experiences that: 1) introduce them to the world of work and expose participants to career pathways and opportunities 2) help build essential work readiness skills, and 3) orient participants to educational pathways that support career and life goals.

DYCD is seeking appropriately qualified contractors to implement the service options in the Special Initiatives SYEP RFP.  The Special Initiatives RFP comprise multiple service options designed to expand access to different youth populations.  While allowing for customized services based on the needs of each group, these service options will each introduce youth to career pathways and the world of work while helping them build essential work readiness skills and understand the educational prerequisites for their career and life goals.

Pre-proposal Conference
It is recommended but not mandatory that you attend one of the sessions listed below: 

Date:  November 19, 2018                               Date:  November 19, 2018
Time: 10:00AM                                                    Time: 2:00PM

Location:       Department of Youth and Community Development
                        2 Lafayette Street,
                       14th floor Auditorium
                       New York, NY 10007

DYCD will post the transcripts, sign in sheets and presentation slides on our website for all sessions above. 

Proposal submission
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 no later than December 3, 2018.  Please be sure to indicate the RFP title your question obtains to in the subject line.

Due date
The Community Based and Special Initiatives proposal are due is December 10, 2018  at 2:00PM  and the School-Based proposal is due December 17, 2018 at 2:00PM  in the HHS Accelerator system.
Please go to to learn more and to apply.

In accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules, section 3-02(h), the Department of Youth and Community Development is making available the Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEP) Pre -Proposal Conferences (PPC) attendance sheets, presentation and transcripts from the PPCs which  were held on November 19, 2018 and November 20,  2018.  Please note the all PPC sessions covered the following RFPs:
    - SCHOOL-BASED SYEP- EPIN: 26019I0004

Former Requests for Proposals/Bids

Concept Papers

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