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Commencing in the Fall of 2013, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator System will be used by DHS and other human service agencies to manage the procurement process for Request for Proposals (RFPs) only. (HHS Accelerator does not include Open-Ended Request for Proposals, Invitation for Bids, or Professional Services RFPs).  In order to respond to an RFP, an electronic prequalification application must be submitted using the City’s HHS Accelerator System.  Training and additional resources can be obtained at

In the Fall of 2013, DHS anticipates the release of 2 RFPs (Supportive Employment Shelter for Homeless Adults and to operate City-Owned Tier II Shelters for Homeless Families). Only HHS Accelerator prequalified applicants will be able to respond to these RFPs. For a complete listing of HHS Accelerator RFPs released by other City agencies please visit the NYC Procurement Roadmap. All current and prospective vendors should frequently review information listed on NYC Procurement Roadmap to take full advantage of upcoming opportunities for funding.

All other non-HHS Accelerator RFPs, including the Open-Ended RFP, and Invitation for Bid applications released by DHS can be obtained free of charge from DHS' Office of Contracts and Procurement, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (excluding City holidays) at 33 Beaver Street, 13th Floor Bid Desk, New York, NY 10004.  These RFPs can also be obtained online from The City Record Online. Users can either complete the free registration (first-time visitor) or log in (return visitor).

For any questions concerning the RFP process, please contact Marta Zmoira, Senior Contract Officer – Open-Ended RFPs, at (212) 361-0888 or Kayona Wall, Director of Competitive Sealed Proposals at (212) 361-8439 or Calvin Pitter, Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer (DACCO), at (212) 361-8413. (See "Current Request for Proposals" section below.)

For any questions concerning the IFB process, please contact Jacques Frazier, Director of Competitive Sealed Bids, at (212) 361-8405. (See "Current Invitation for Bids" section below.)

Current Requests for Proposals

Open-Ended RFP (PIN: 071-00S-003-262Z)

In order to meet its legal obligations DHS maintains an open-ended Request for Proposal process through which non-profit social service providers submit proposals to augment capacity. Although DHS does not target specific areas to open shelters, the agency strives to keep families near their communities as much as possible. This is an open-ended request for proposals, therefore, there is no prescribed due date for submissions. All suitable proposals will be reviewed by the agency on an ongoing basis as received. Non-profit social service providers may submit a proposal to develop and operate the following:

  • Stand-Alone Transitional Residences for Homeless Single Adults
  • Stand-Alone Transitional Residences for Homeless Families
  • Stand-Alone Drop-In Centers for Homeless
  • Cluster Transitional Residences for Families

Current Invitation for Bids

There are no Invitation for Bids at this time.


DHS Fiscal Manual

To guide non-profit human service providers currently in contract with DHS as well as those submitting proposals we have developed the DHS Fiscal Manual. The manual contains procedural information, forms and instructions to assist in the submission of required documents. Download the DHS Fiscal Manual (in PDF).