DCAS Office of Citywide Purchasing (OCP)
The Office of Citywide Purchasing (OCP) at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is responsible for purchasing goods and select services on behalf of all City agencies. OCP solicits and awards a wide variety of contracts and manages a portfolio of over 1,000 multi-year citywide requirements contracts. OCP supports City operations by providing an efficient, cost effective central purchasing function while ensuring that products purchased and services obtained support the City's goals at the lowest net cost and the highest professional standards.
Each New York City agency has dedicated procurement staff who work with agency program staff to identify agency needs. Each Agency Chief Contracting Office (ACCO) ensures that the rules set by the Procurement Policy Board (PPB) and other applicable laws and initiatives are followed for every procurement.
For a complete listing of ACCOs and City agency websites, visit the Agency Contact List page.
The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS)
253 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10007
The Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is the City's compliance and oversight agency for procurement. The office assists agencies in complying with procurement procedures and achieving their programmatic mission, while also assisting them in improving their contract management practices and providing technical assistance, particularly in the area of business integrity assessment.
Vendor Enrollment Center (VEC)
The Vendor Enrollment Center (VEC) maintains centralized Bidders Lists of vendors that have registered with most City agencies to sell specific products and/or services. Changes have been made to the enrollment process to allow you to manage your contact information and commodity code listings yourself. Learn more
Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for businesses in New York City to form, do business, and grow by providing direct assistance to business owners, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts, and linking employers to a skilled and qualified workforce.
Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC)
Phone: (212) 788-0010
The Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC) is responsible for approving the granting of franchises and concessions on City property.
Public Access Center (PAC)
The Public Access Center (PAC) provides access to the VENDEX system and contains extensive information about City contracts and contractors.
VENDEX - Questions and Assistance
Vendors under consideration for award of contracts must have complete VENDEX Questionnaires for their organization and principals on file. The completed questionnaires assist City agencies in reaching a responsibility determination.
Public Hearings Unit
City agencies are required to hold public hearings on proposed contracts valued in excess of $100,000 that are being awarded by a method other than competitive sealed bidding.
Procurement Policy Board (PPB)
The Procurement Policy Board (PPB) governs the procurement of goods, services, and construction by the City of New York under Chapter 13 of the City Charter.
NYC Office of the Comptroller
The New York City Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer of the City of New York. The mission of the office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City's financial condition.
Department of Investigation (DOI)
The Department of Investigation (DOI) investigates and refers for prosecution City employees and contractors engaged in corrupt or fraudulent activities or unethical conduct. Investigations may involve any agency, officer, elected official, or employee of the City, as well as those who do business with or receive benefits from the City.
Conflict of Interest Board (COIB)
The Conflicts of Interest Board is the ethics board was created by the 1988 Charter revision as the successor to the former Board of Ethics. The Conflicts of Interest Board is the independent, non-mayoral City agency charged with interpreting and enforcing the Conflicts of Interest Law.