Selling to the City
The following are some helpful links for vendors:
- The Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
SBS holds free monthly classes on procurement, including classroom training sessions for new, as well as experienced, government vendors. They are also responsible for Certifying Minority and Women-owned businesses for the M/WBE Program.
- The City’s Central Vendor Source Database
Register in Vendor Source. Once you’ve submitted the application, your organization will be added to the City's centralized lists for the products and services you are interested in supplying. City Agencies use these lists to notify vendors about upcoming contracting opportunities.
- The City’s Vendor Website
Visit the city’s vendor website to learn more about the types of goods and services being bought, and to view current procurement opportunities. http://www.nyc.gov/html/selltonyc/html/new_vendors.html
- The City Record
The City Record newspaper is published each business day. It is the source for public hearings, agency rule changes, court notices, procurement actions, contract awards, and other information.
The City Record On-Line (CROL) is the electronic version of the Procurement Notices appearing in The City Record printed version. The CROL is posted by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). It includes information from one section of the printed publication -- the Solicitations and Awards.
- The New YorkState Office of General Services (OGS )
FDNY uses OGS backdrop contracts for its IT Services. This type of contract uses a group of qualified vendors who are contracted with the State of New York, and therefore eligible to participate in the mini-bid award process. Once you are registered with OGS, you will be added to the lists of qualified vendors whose products and services you are interested in supplying.
- The New York City Procurement Policy Board (PPB) Rules
All procurements by New York City agencies are governed by the Rules of the Procurement Policy Board. A copy of the Rules is available upon request, or you can download a copy from the PPB website.