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PASSPort Announcement to Vendors

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Introducing PASSPort! The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is launching a new online procurement tool, the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), moving VENDEX online. PASSPort makes it easier for vendors to submit and keep disclosure documents up-to-date. PASSPort will allow Agencies to make determinations for contract awards and complete performance evaluations online. Visit for updates on PASSPort. For additional information, email the PASSPort support team at

Bid Opportunities

Information concerning current and future bid opportunities is available online. All documents necessary for submitting a bid can be obtained at DOT, 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York 10041. Search for Current and Upcoming Bid Solicitations

Requests For Proposals

All DOT Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available electronically. However, proposals must be submitted on paper in accordance with the submission instructions detailed in each RFP package. Search and download RFPs

Requests For Expressions of Interest

NYCDOT Parking Meter Management Systems Request for Expressions of Interest RFEI

The New York City Department of Transportation (“NYCDOT”) releases this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to invite interested parties to provide information to NYCDOT on Parking Meters and Parking Meter Management Systems (PMMS). NYCDOT seeks to advance its understanding of products and services relating to the operation of a multi-space electronic parking meter system that provides Pay-By-Plate functionality, either through the retrofit of existing multi-space parking meters, the provision of a new parking meter, and revisions or replacement of NYCDOT’s PMMS, or some combination thereof. Download the RFEI (pdf)

NYCDOT Manufacturing Solution for Custom Products RFEI

The New York City Department of Transportation (“NYCDOT” or Agency) is releasing this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) PIN 84118RFEI222 to invite interested parties to present NYCDOT with potential products or systems that help the Agency add certain in-house manufacturing capabilities. This RFEI may result, at the sole discretion of the Agency, in Demonstration Project(s) with one or more interested vendors. Download the RFEI (pdf)

Dockless Bike Share Program

The NYC Department of Transportation is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest aimed at bringing bike sharing to outer-borough neighborhoods that Citi Bike has not yet reached — including in the Bronx and on Staten Island. The RFEI seeks innovative companies and ideas around next-generation “dockless” public bike share systems. Download the RFEI (pdf)

Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons

NYC DOT is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) PIN # 84118RFEI172 to invite interested vendors to help the Agency conduct an evaluation of Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons. Following review of responses to this RFEI, NYCDOT may, at its sole discretion, enter into one or more Demonstration Projects with one or more interested vendors. Download the RFEI (pdf) Download Addendum #1(pdf)

NYCDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot

New York City Department of Transportation (“NYCDOT” or the “Agency” or the “City”) is issuing this Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) to evaluate vendor interest in providing mobile wearable devises that utilize Designated Short Range Communications (DSRC) to be integrated into NYCDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot project . The responses to this RFEI will assist NYCDOT in determining the mobile device(s), application(s) and service(s) that are able to utilize DSRC technology. It is anticipated that DSRC will be used for both vehicle-to-pedestrian communications as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Download the RFEI (pdf) Download Addendum 1 (pdf) Download Addendum 2 (pdf) Download Addendum 3 (pdf)

Download the RFEI to Develop, Furnish and Maintain After Market Safety Devices for Connected Vehicle applications (pdf)

NYCDOT Pavement Safety Markings System

NYCDOT is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) PIN # 84116MBAD965 to invite interested parties to provide information to assist the Agency with Pavement Safety Marking technology solution. The solution should offer repository for Asset Management (AM) of Pavement Safety Markings (PSM) integrated with Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD), PSM Asset Data Acquisition & Inventory and PSM Work Order Workflow Automation. Download the RFEI (pdf) Download the RFEI Release Notification(pdf) Download Addendum 1 (pdf) Download Addendum 2 (pdf)

NYCDOT Road Operations Safety and Compliance Data Project

NYCDOT is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) PIN # 84116RFEI986 to invite interested parties to provide information to assist the Agency with vehicle-mounted camera and sensor products or systems that are capable of collecting, evaluating and transmitting data to NYCDOT in support of its goals as laid out in the OneNYC Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan as well as other priorities. Following review of responses to this RFEI, NYCDOT may, at its sole discretion, enter into one or more Demonstration Projects with one or more interested vendors. Download the RFEI (pdf)Download Addendum 1 (pdf)

Pre-Qualified Lists for Capital Bridge Projects

DOT keeps pre-qualified lists in two categories of Bridge services: Bridge Design and Construction Support (Bridge Design & CSS) and Bridge Resident Engineering Inspection (Bridge REI). For these two categories, DOT keeps three lists, Large, Medium and Small. These lists are used according to the project size. No firm may be placed on more than two of the three lists in each category. Firms that are placed on these pre-qualified lists may be invited to receive Requests for Proposals on selected capital bridge projects without additional public notification. Download the fiscal year 2017-2018 pre-qualified lists (pdf) Learn about applying to be included on a bridge pre-qualified list


A concession is an agreement that allows a company to do business on City property. Examples include food courts on public plazas. Concessions are granted for a fixed number of years following a public bidding process. Concessions contracts may include outdoor food courts, cafés, pedestrian plazas, and vending machines. If you are interested in being on the DOT's concession solicitation list, please use this form to sign up (pdf). For more information, email

For Operation, Management and Maintenance of Valet Bicycle Parking with Bicycle-Related Retail and Services at Three (3) Locations in the Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn And Queens

DOT is committed to providing infrastructure to make cycling a more convenient and attractive option for the City’s residents and commuters. A major component of this effort is to provide cost effective, secure, weather-protected facilities where cyclists can park their bikes. Currently, DOT is looking to pilot a test version of this bike station concept in New York City (“the City”) to create seasonal, secure, valet bike parking facilities at three (3) Locations in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. At each site, DOT will provide a Bike Storage Structure (see Exhibit B) which is specifically designed and constructed to store bikes. Additional space adjoining the Bike Storage Structure is provided for the proposer to operate a bike-related retail and services concession. Download the RFP (pdf)


A franchise is a contract between a company and the City. The company provides a public service. Examples are certain private bus routes and conduits for gas and electric utilities. Franchises generally require legislative approval and are granted for a limited term of years following a public bidding process.

Notices of Awards

DOT has awarded agreements to operate concessions in some plazas around the city. Download the notice of award for Astor Place Plaza (pdf) Download the notice of award for Old Fulton Street Plaza (pdf) Download the notice of award for Pearl Street Plaza (pdf) Download the notice of award for Willoughby Street Plaza (pdf)

Notice of Award Water, Whitehall, Coenties Pedestrian Plaza

DOT's Office of Franchises, Concessions and Consents has awarded a Sole Source License Agreement (“Agreement”), pursuant to Section 1-16 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, to the Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. (“ADNY”) for the Operation, Management, and Maintenance of a pedestrian Plaza, consisting of two separate pedestrian areas, located on (1) Water and Whitehall Streets, and (2) Water Street and Coenties Slip, in the Borough of Manhattan. Download the Water Whitehall Coenties Notice of Award

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Appendix A

Appendix A - General Provisions Governing Contracts for Consultants, Professional, Technical, Human and Client Services. Download Appendix A


The Adopt-A-Highway program is a tax-deductible way for businesses to give back to the community in a way that's visible to thousands of people a day. Learn more

Citywide Resources

Citywide Bidders List

All vendors are encouraged to enroll on the New York Citywide bidder and receive more information on doing business in the City of New York. Go to the Citywide Bidders List

City Record

All City procurements, including DOT's capital construction projects, are advertised on the City record. Visit the City Record

Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprises

Learn more about MWBE Polices and Procedures

NYC Construction Loan Program

The NYC Construction Loan assists small contractors, including M/WBEs, to competitively bid on City contracts. This pilot loan program helps address the difficulties that small construction firms encounter accessing capital at early stages when bidding on contracts with DOT. The loans range from $25,000 up to 30% of the contract value, but not more than $150,000. Find out how to access the billion dollar pool of construction contracts awarded by the City of New York

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The DBE goal for the Federally funded Ferry Boat procurement is 2.2%. This procurement has possible opportunities for vendors who qualify as DBEs to supply parts and services for the project. Interested Vendors may contact NYCDOT Agency Chief Contracting Officer at (phone: 212-839-9292).

Contractors bidding on federally-funded NYC DOT projects are required to use DBEs. NYCDOT's DBE Goal for FFY 2016-2018 DBE Directory Find out more about becoming a certified DBE from the New York State DOT.

Resources from Other Agencies

Community Outreach

Milling Industry Day

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANPORTATION (NYCDOT), Roadway Repair and Maintenance Division is holding an Industry Day on February 26, 2018 in the Ground Floor Conference Room at 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. Proper government issued identification is required for entry to the building (driver’s license, passport, etc.). DOT wants to update and apprise the industry that DOT as of last year has taken over the management of all Milling Contracts. DOT has modified the bid and the oversight process and the scopes have been modified.

Anticipated solicitation for NEW contracts will be available in early to mid-March 2018 with a bid date in early April. Notice to Proceed will be in the summer of 2018.

When the contract specifications become available, a printed copy (bid books) can be picked up free of charge weekdays 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM from the NYCDOT Contract Management Unit, 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10041.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate.

To gain access to the Industry day, you must RSVP by February 22, 2018 via email to with names of those who will be attending. Please note only two representatives from each company are permitted to attend the event. If additional attendees are required, or if you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ms. Shaneza Shinath @ 212-839-9294.