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Vendor Resources



Doing Business with New York City
In Fiscal 2014, New York City procured more than $17.7 billion worth of supplies, services, and construction, through tens of thousands of vendors.
Get general information about how to do business with New York City
Go directly to the Payee Information Portal (PIP)
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Changes to Subcontractor Reporting
Starting in March 2013, the City of New York has significantly enhanced the way in which vendors report their subcontractors and subcontractor payments. In an effort to streamline the process and provide more transparency for vendors, agencies and the public, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services and the Comptroller’s Office have created an on-line reporting system that will eliminate much of the paper process, automatically report M/WBE spending, and allow the City and its vendors to review and update information on a real-time basis. The City’s new subcontract data collection system is part of the Payee information Portal (PIP). Active vendors can log into PIP to begin reporting subcontractors. New or prospective City vendors should create a PIP account by visiting the PIP webpage, clicking on the “Activate” button, then following the online directions. Additionally, eLearning materials explaining the subcontractor process can be found on PIP.

Vendor Enrollment Online
Recent enhancements to the City’s Payee Information Portal (PIP) allow you to manage your contact information and commodity code listings, which identify the types of goods and services you provide, online. You must create a PIP account to enroll in the City’s Bidders’ Lists. Your commodity code listing will determine which solicitations your firm will receive. Active vendors can log in here to edit their existing contact and commodity selections in PIP. New or prospective City vendors should create a PIP account by visiting the PIP webpage, clicking on the “Activate” button, then following the online directions. Your contact information and commodity code listings are all that are required to be added to the City’s Bidders’ Lists. Vendors who have questions or issues regarding online enrollment should contact the Vendor Enrollment Center at (212) 857-1680 or via email at vecreturns@cityhall.nyc.gov.
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Human Services Plan
Each year, City agencies publish plans describing proposed procurement actions for their human service program contracts. These plans are updated frequently to reflect how agencies are doing in ensuring that contracts are timely registered to prevent any lapse in service.
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Project Labor Agreements
On November 24, 2009 the City and the President of the New York City Building and Construction Trades Council announced a series of project labor agreements (PLAs) that are among the largest of such agreements in the United States. The agreements contain unique provisions to help small, minority and women owned construction firms as well as continue the commitment of the City, labor and union contractors to promote construction careers for minorities, women, veterans and new graduates of local public high schools.
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Discretionary (City Council) Award Tracking
The City Charter and procurement rules recognize the close connection between local elected officials, such as City Council Members and Borough Presidents, and the communities they represent.
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View Current Awards and Pending Contracting Opportunies
The City Record On-Line (CROL) is the electronic version of current procurement awards and pending contracting opportunities. The City Record newspaper is published each business day and is a source for public hearings, agency rule changes, court notices, procurement actions, contract awards, and other information.
Go to The City Record On-Line

Contracting Assistance for Nonprofits
Recognizing the importance of the nonprofit sector, the City continues to establish strong partnerships to help support efficient delivery of quality services to all New Yorkers. This page provides helpful information and links for all nonprofits, and also contains information specifically for nonprofits that provide services under contract with the City.
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Vendor Responsibility
The City must award contracts only to responsible vendors. A responsible vendor has the technical capability and financial capacity to fully perform the requirements of the contract, as well as the business integrity to justify the award of public tax dollars.
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Upcoming Construction Project Procurement Pipeline
Construction projects that City agencies expect to bid out during the fiscal year.
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