Doing Business with SBS

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS).

HHS Solicitations

To respond to Health and Human Services Solicitations

Health and Human Services (HHS) Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are released through PASSPort. Providers should always check the PASSPort Public Portal to maintain awareness of all upcoming HHS RFPs.

To respond to HHS RFPs in PASSPort, providers must:

  1. Have a PASSPort account. Create a PASSPort account here.
  2. Be prequalified in PASSPort. To determine your organization's prequalification status or to become prequalified in PASSPort, please reference the HHS Prequalification in PASSPort Provider Information Sheet.

For more information and resources, visit the Learning to Use PASSPort webpage.

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M/WBE Contracting Opportunities

SBS is committed to increasing the opportunities for the participation of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to enhance the ability of such firms to compete for SBS contracts and ensure their meaningful participation in the procurement process.

To learn more about the NYC M/WBE Program and determine eligibility for certification, visit

SBS will post solicitations that are open to NYC Certified M/WBE vendors only on this site. Please check back for opportunities and when available, you will be able to submit an Expression of Interest.

M/WBE Non-Competitive Small Purchase Method

City agencies can award contracts of up to $500,000 for goods, professional services, standard services and construction directly to City-certified M/WBEs without formal competition using the M/WBE Non-Competitive Small Purchase Method. This streamlined process makes it easier for the City to do business with M/WBEs. Don't miss out! Be ready to receive and respond to these opportunities directed specifically to our City-certified M/WBE businesses by creating an account in PASSPort today. Find the simple two-step account creation instructions here.

Vendor/Bidder's List

SBS primarily uses New York City's centralized Bidder's List to notify potential vendors of open procurements unless otherwise prescribed. To be included in the City's Bidders' list you must create a Payee Information Portal (PIP) account.

Vendors who have questions or issues regarding online enrollment should contact the Vendor Enrollment Center through the MOCS Contact Form. Placement on this list does not guarantee receipt of a solicitation from SBS. In addition to this webpage, notices for procurements may be available in the City Record. It is the vendor's responsibility to check for posted notices.

If your organization would like to submit additional documentation regarding the goods and services you provide, please send a letter to:

NYC Dept. of Small Business Services
Attn: Procurement Unit
1 Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Payee Information Portal (PIP)

The Payee Information Portal (PIP) allows you to manage your contact information, track payments and enroll in commodity code listings. The commodity codes identify the types of goods and services that your organization can provide. Businesses seeking to work with SBS should enroll under the commodity codes that best describe their respective products and services.

Recent enhancements to the system allows for contractors to report their subcontractors via PIP. Please see the Notice to Bidders for additional information.

All questions regarding PIP should be addressed to FISA at

Certification and Procurement Assistance

We certify, promote, and foster the growth of the City's M/WBEs and eligible small construction and construction-related businesses.

Our Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers a range of one-on-one assistance and training to help you with government contracting with City, State, and Federal agencies.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator System provides centralized access to the City's Human Service funding opportunities and the ability to complete financial transactions.

RFPs planned for release through HHS Accelerator are listed here.

For support using HHS Accelerator, access guides & videos here.

Fiscal Manual

Our Fiscal Manual (PDF) – provided to existing or prospective contractors – explains the applicable policies and procedures for record-keeping, bookkeeping, fiscal reporting, cost allocating and payroll. Adherence to this manual is the best way to ensure that contractors are reimbursed expeditiously and that there is no disallowance of expenses. We strongly recommend that applicable contractors become very familiar with the content of this document.