Doing Business with DOT

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

Detail Design and Construction of the New Staten Island Ollis-Class Ferry

Below, please find Buy America Compliance Guidance to Bidders as well as the Construction Management Plan. Bidders should be aware that these documents are not part of the solicitation and are intended for informational purposes only. Buy America Compliance Guidance to Bidders (pdf) Construction Management Plan (pdf)

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’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)

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

Request for Expressions of Interest for the Development, Operation, and Maintenance of an Indoor Green Market
The New York City Department of Transportation is issuing, as of October 17th, a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development, operation, and maintenance of an indoor green market at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal, in the borough of Manhattan. All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be submitted no later than Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2PM. Download the RFP (pdf)

Request for Expressions of Interest for the Operation, Management and Maintenance of a 29-Day Concession Opportunity at Fordham Plaza
The New York City Department of Transportation (“DOT”) seeking a Concessionaire or multiple Concessionaires for the non-exclusive operation, management, and maintenance of concessions at a zone in Fordham Plaza located at East Fordham Road, Third Avenue, and East 189th Street in the Bronx, New York. If interested, please download and complete the attached application and submit to Download the application (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.

Notice of Intent

Bentley ProjectWise Collaboration System Software
E-PIN: 84116S0002

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) intends to enter into a sole source agreement with Bentley Systems, Inc., to purchase software subscriptions (ProjectWise Collaboration System Software) and associated configuration/consulting services.

On May 31, 2016 the ACCO’s office determined, in accordance with Section 3-05(b) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, that Bentley Systems, Inc. is the only vendor able to provide, Bentley software subscriptions (ProjectWise Collaboration System Software) and associated configuration/consulting services which are supplied exclusively by Bentley Systems, Inc. These products and services will support engineering document management. ProjectWise replaces network shared drives, Excel, and Access database tracking for engineering document management.

Vendors may express interest in providing this service by contacting Nicola Rahman, New York Department of Transportation, ACCO’s Office, 55 Water Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10041, no later than June 23, 2016 @ 2:00pm.

Tentative Schedule:

Publish: 6/07/16-6/13/2016
Due Date: 6/23/16
Agency: DOT
Contact: Nicola Rahman
Address: 55 Water Street, 8th Fl., New York, NY 10041

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

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

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

Upcoming City Projects

The Mayor's Office of Contract Services provides lists of construction projects that City agencies expect to bid out during the next 12 months. Learn more about upcoming construction projects

Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprises

Find out more about how to become a certified Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE). Under Local Law 129, which was signed by Mayor Bloomberg in 2005, City agencies aim to buy more goods and services from M/WBEs. That means more opportunities for certified M/WBEs to bid on public contracts, increase their capacity, and effectively contribute to the City's economy. Learn more

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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