The Office of Citywide Procurement (OCP), formerly known as the Division of Municipal Supply Services, is the chief procurement agent for the City of New York and is responsible for purchasing certain services and goods whose total value exceeds the small purchase limit of $100,000. Annually, OCP processes procurements worth approximately $1 billion for over 100 City agencies, departments, boards and authorities. OCP is also charged with quality assurance for all purchases; warehousing and distribution of goods to agencies throughout the City; and the transfer, sale and other safe disposal of City agencies' surplus goods. OCP supports City operations by providing an efficient, cost effective and customer-focused central purchasing function while ensuring that products purchased and services obtained support the City's long term strategic and environmental goals at the lowest net cost and the highest professional standards.
Citywide Notification Policy - Effective 7-1-16
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 MOCSOutreach@cityhall.nyc.gov.