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The Fire Department procures services from a wide array of vendors throughout the year to help achieve its life-saving mission. Contracting opportunities encompass services for construction related projects, standard service needs and professional consulting projects. Construction services are broad-based projects and can include electrical and plumbing services. Standard services involve a  spectrum of services such as repair services, equipment maintenance, temporary employee staffing, and software licensing. Professional consulting services are typically related to IT consulting, auditing services, and other specialty consulting.

Current Contracting Opportunities

All current solicitations are published on the City Record Online. To view information and download documents select an opportunity.  If you do not have an account with City Record Online, please create an account.

New FDNY On-line Invoice Portal:

The FDNY is pleased to announce the  roll out of the new  Vendor Connect system.  Vendor Connect is  an on-line invoice portal that will allow vendors to submit their invoices and any required supporting documentation directly to the FDNY Accounts Payable system.
The system can be accessed at:
Vendor Connect
will populate our database with the billing information and allow you to track invoicing status.   You may start entering your invoices into Vendor Connect after on-line registration and acceptance of the system terms and conditions.   Going forward, please do not email or mail any invoices to FDNY.  Also, do not enter invoices into the Vendor Connect system which have been previously submitted to FDNY.
The instructions on how to use the system is available on the Vendor Connect website under the Help tab.  If you need further information or assistance, please call 718-999-0416.   

Contracting Opportunities Notice:

Starting on July 1st, 2016, email will be 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 contracting agency. 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 before 7/1/2016.
  • 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 your agency contact . If you need further assistance, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) at

Doing Business With New York City

Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises

The Fire Department is committed to increasing the opportunities for the participation of minority and women business enterprises (M/WBE) in order to enhance the ability of such firms to compete for Fire Department contracts and to ensure their meaningful participation in procurement process.

Small Business Services Capital Access Programs

The Contract Financing Loan Fund helps businesses to win, mobilize, and perform on City contracts.

  • Revolving loan fund with annual interest rate of 3% and multiple loans up to $1,000,000 (max $500,000 per loan)
  • Loan repayment is secured directly through an assignment of payment
  • Participating Lenders: TruFund Financial Services, BOC Capital, and Excelsior Growth Fund
  • Businesses can start the loan application process at

The Bond Collateral Assistance Fund helps businesses to mobilize and perform on City construction contracts that require bonding by providing access to surety bonds and the collateral that bond underwriters often require.

  • Collateral up to $500,000, or up to 50% of the contract, whichever is less
  • Program Partner: The Cayemitte Group
  • Contractors can apply at

Subcontractors Resource Guide

For more information about subcontracting with New York City, visit the Small Business Services resources page.

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