The Office of Citywide Purchasing (OCP) 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 and other citywide contracts which leverage the City’s buying power and maximize efficiencies by reducing duplicative work and making it easier for agencies to place orders.
What We Buy
OCP contracts for a wide variety of goods and services to support City agencies’ needs, including:
Audio Visual Equipment and
Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
Electronics and Electrical
Genuine Repair Parts
Motorized Equipment (cars, trucks, forklifts, etc.)
Office Machine Supplies
Office Equipment, Machinery, Systems and Supplies
Typewriters and Typewriter Supplies
Water and Compact Water Coolers
In addition to the above items, OCP is working on additional solicitations for a wide variety of services in the building/site-maintenance, vehicle, office and other service categories.
How We Buy
Procurements by New York City mayoral agencies are governed by the Rules of the Procurement Policy Board (PPB). For an electronic version of the Rules, and proposed and final rule amendments since the publication date, please visit the PPB’s webpage.Competitive Sealed Bids
A Competitive Sealed Bid (CSB) is used to solicit bids when a procurement value is expected to exceed $100,000. Vendors submit bids that are opened in a public meeting, and the contract is awarded to the qualified responsible vendor submitting the lowest responsive bid.
Requests for Proposals
Requests for Proposals (RFP) are used to obtain goods or services where a detailed specification with mandatory requirements cannot be developed.
Procurements are publicly advertised in the City Record and City Record Online (CROL). Vendors enrolled in CROL will automatically receive email notices when new CSB and RFP solicitations are posted that match their commodity/service selections.
New York State Contracts
As City agencies often use New York State Office of General Services (OGS) contracts for a variety of goods and services, vendors may wish to apply to become New York State vendors. Information and application forms can be found on the New York State OGS website.
To find out more information on how we buy, please contact the Director of Purchasing Operations at (212) 386-0423.
Standard Terms & Conditions
Click on the following links to view our Standard Terms and Conditions for Goods, Services, Subscriptions, and those contracts awarded without a solicitation (e.g., Sole Source or other Non-Bid).
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