MOCS Innovation & Impact

The Mayor's Office of Contract Services continues to collaboratively implement new policies, introduce helpful tools, and strengthen support services to streamline New York City procurement and enhance the experience of vendors and agencies. FY18 included a number of positive improvements. Additional data on citywide and agency-specific performance is available in the Data/Publications section.

HHS Accelerator Automated Budget Modifications

Effective FY19, Budgets managed in HHS Accelerator can be modified up to 10% of the sub-budget value using the newly introduced automated approval process. For further information about this policy change, please visit


M/WBE Innovative Purchase Method

On December 29, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (NY State Senate Bill S6513B, codified in Section 311 of the New York City Charter) which gave the City the authority to award goods and services contracts valued up to $150,000 to City-certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) without formal competition. While the City was previously authorized to award micro purchases up to $20,000 for goods and services without competition, under this new innovative procurement method, City agencies may now award such contracts up to $150,000 exclusively to City-certified M/WBE vendors. In the approximately three months since the legislation was operationalized, the City awarded 181 contracts to City-certified M/WBEs, totaling $12.5 million.