Doing Business with the City

Auto Auction
New York City is partnering with Property Room Inc. to auction online all city fleet vehicles. Online auctions through Property Room will remain free and open to the public and no longer require showing up in person at the Navy Yard and waiting to make a bid.
City Surplus
The Office of Citywide Procurement (OCP) has partnered with The Public Group, LLC (a.k.a. Public Surplus) to sell and/or reallocate the City’s surplus assets via online public auction. Registering to use these online auctions is free to the general public. In addition, public access to computer workstations is available at two DCAS locations.

Citywide Notification Policy - Effective 7-1-16
Starting on July 1, 2016, email will be the primary method of communication for City agencies to notify vendors of available business opportunities including Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals. Email addresses provided by vendors in the Payee Information Portal (PIP) will be used for all future solicitations. Be sure to enroll and update your business' information in PIP at or call 311 for assistance.

DCAS Agency Procurement
DCAS Agency Procurement oversees the procurement processes of the various offices and divisions within DCAS to maximize efficiency and ensure compliance with the City's Procurement Policy Board Rules, the City Charter, applicable laws and executive orders, and mayoral directives.

Deed Restriction Modification or Removal Requests
Pursuant to Local Law, requests may be sent to initiate the review process for modification or removal of deed restrictions.

Event Space Rentals
The DCAS Office of Special Events coordinates all event-related activity in DCAS-managed buildings. Events vary and can range from an opening ceremony for a New York City arts festival to a government employee recognition affair. DCAS venues vary in design and layout and they are spread throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The Halls of the City brochure provides information and pricing for each venue. The DCAS Office of Special Events will work with you to meet your space needs.

Film with DCAS
The DCAS Film Office works closely with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, production teams and photographers to coordinate filming in and around DCAS-managed properties. DCAS's office and court buildings are among the most popular filming locations in New York City. DCAS-managed buildings are a resource for all types of productions, from major feature films and television series to commercials, music videos, documentaries, still photography and student films.

M/WBE Program
DCAS seeks to buy goods and services from businesses certified under the New York City Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program.

NYC Payee Information Portal (PIP)
Recent enhancements to the City’s Payee Information Portal (PIP) online self-management of your contact information as well as your commodity code listing, which identifies the types of goods and services you provide. You must create a PIP account in order to be enrolled in the City’s Bidders’ Lists.

Office of Citywide Procurement
The Office of Citywide Procurement solicits and awards contracts for a wide variety of goods and services on behalf of all City agencies. DCAS manages a portfolio of over 1,000 multi-year requirement contracts which leverage the City's buying power and maximize efficiencies by reducing duplicative work and making it easier for agencies to place orders.

Real Estate Leasing
DCAS offers limited-time leases for City-owned real estate, both buildings and vacant lots. DCAS does not lease residential buildings or apartment units. The last lease auction was held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. The brochure and bid packet from the auction are posted for informational purposes.

Real Estate Purchase
DCAS holds real estate auctions to sell surplus City-owned real estate. The next sales auction will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. For more information and to obtain a copy of the auction brochure visit
Real Estate Public Notices
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) intends to enter into negotiations for two occupancy permits, subject to review and approval by the Franchise Concession and Review Committee.

Security Guard Reimbursement for Nonpublic Schools
Local Law 2 of 2016 authorizes the City of New York to reimburse qualifying nonpublic elementary and secondary schools for the cost of certain security guard services.