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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

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 2019-2020 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.

Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Development, Operation, and Maintenance of a Food, Beverage and/or Merchandise Café at Fordham Plaza in the Borough of the Bronx

The New York City Department of Transportation is issuing a Request for Proposals for a Concession Opportunity in Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. Details and the RFP document can be downloaded at the following link:

There is a strongly recommended on-site proposer meeting and site tour of Fordham Plaza with two available dates. There will be two dates for the on-site proposer meeting and tour of Fordham Plaza. The first meeting will include a tour of the Café Building on April 23, 2019 at 10AM. The second meeting is on May 15, 2019 and will include a tour of the Café Building starting at 10AM and a tour of the kiosks at 11AM. We will be meeting at Fordham Plaza under the canopy at the Café Building doors in the northeast corner of the plaza near the corner of Fordham Road and Third Avenue. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this meeting and site tour. DOT will view favorably proposers that attended the site visit.

All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be submitted no later than Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Notice of Mailing List for Future Concessions.
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking individuals and businesses interested in being contacted for future requests for bids or proposals for DOT concessions. Typical DOT concessions are food and beverage sales, merchandise markets, pedestrian plazas, farmer’s markets, bicycle parking and vending machines. Interested entities should complete the Concessions Mailing List Information form.
>>Mailing List Form (pdf)

The filled out form can be sent:
By Email to:


By Postal Mail to:
New York City Department of Transportation
Office of Cityscape & Franchises
Attn: Concessions
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041

Please direct any questions you may have to DOT by phone at (212) 839-6550.


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. Notice of award for Astor Place Plaza (pdf) Notice of award for Old Fulton Street Plaza (pdf) Notice of award for Pearl Street Plaza (pdf) 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. Notice of Award for the Water, Whitehall, Coenties Pedestrian Plaza

More Resources

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 about the Adopt A Highway program

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 Women-owned Business Enterprise

Learn more about MWBE Policies and Procedures FY19 Agency M/WBE Utilization Plan

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.

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