Doing Business with OMB

Doing Business With OMB

The Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) periodically solicits various goods and services to assist the agency in carrying out its mission, including:

  • Various goods and services to maintain office operations including office supplies and IT software/hardware/peripherals.
  • Various engineers and designers to participate in intensive short-term Value Engineering studies.

Procurement Opportunities

OMB occasionally issues Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for specialized technical consultant contracts. Parties interested in working with OMB should review the LL63 projections listed on https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mocs/reporting/local-law-63-procurements.page and pay close attention to listings in the City Record.

Minority/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs)

OMB is committed to supporting opportunities for M/WBE vendors. To become a certified M/WBE vendor doing business with the City, please consult the Subcontractors Resource Guide published by the Department of Small Business Services (“SBS”) and refer to New York City Small Business Services. SBS can also help M/WBE vendors select the right commodity codes for listings in the M/WBE Vendor Registry.

Opportunities to utilize the M/WBE Non-Competitive Small Purchase Method (up to $500,000) will be posted on the OMB website.

Introducing PASSPort!

The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (“MOCS”) launched a new online procurement tool, the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), moving VENDEX online. PASSPort makes it easier for vendors to submit and keep disclosure documents up-to-date. PASSPort will allow Agencies to make determinations for contract awards and complete performance evaluations online. Please visit nyc.gov/passport for updates on PASSPort, which is being released in phases. For additional information, email the PASSPort support team at passport@mocs.nyc.gov.


The City of New York is rolling out new features in its PASSPort online procurement platform that will make the contracting process easier and more transparent than ever. PASSPort facilitates every step of the procurement process - from identifying vendors to contract solicitation and response evaluation, award to contract, and invoicing to payment. To maximize business opportunities, all contractors should create a vendor account in PASSPort. Please reference the Vendor Account Creation manual for step by step instructions on how to create a vendor account in PASSPort. For more information on PASSPort, visit the Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) PASSPort Webpage or reach out to the MOCS Service Desk at help@mocs.nyc.gov.