Buying Groups and Commodities
To properly manage the procurement process, NYCHA has assigned responsibility of the numerous procurement needs to, primarily, three buying groups:
- Capital Projects Division (CPD)
- General Services Department (GSD), and
- Supply Chain Operations (SCO)
NYCHA Request For Quotations (RFQ) are coded with the buying groups’ acronym (CPD, GSD, or SCO) as a prefix. When searching for procurement opportunities for specific commodities or services, search for those with the prefix of the appropriate buying group acronym.
Below are brief explanations of the types of procurement each buying group handles:
Capital Projects (CPD): [Contact: Gloria Guillo, MPA, CPPO at 212-306-3121]
Construction Contracting, and Architecture and Engineering Consulting Services. Examples include: Substantial renovation involving brick, roof and window replacement; kitchen and bathroom upgrades; building system upgrades involving front entrances, waste management and electrical service; boiler and heating plant replacement; site improvements involving playground and outdoor furniture upgrades, fencing and the installation of formed concrete structures and pavements; and some new construction.
General Services (GSD): [Contact: Wanda Mealing at 212-306-6619]
GSD is responsible for the procurement of Services. These include building maintenance services, such as apartment painting and tiling, boiler welding and repair, fire safety system inspection, repair and maintenance, and environmental services. It also includes IT services, such as maintaining NYCHA’s computer infrastructure, as well as services related to community centers, such as bus trips and instructors for after school programs. Basically, if it is not a large-scale capital renovation, or goods or materials, you will find it here.
Supply Chain Operations (SCO): [Contact :Terry Eichenbaum at 718-707-5265]
Supply Chain Operations (SCO) is responsible for sourcing, purchasing, warehousing and delivery of material used in the ongoing maintenance of NYCHA developments and offices. In 2010 SCO purchased over $55 million in materials ranging from appliances, electrical, elevator, heating, and plumbing parts to janitorial products, tools, computer equipment, tractors, and trucks.