Procurement Policy Board Rules
In NYC, 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.
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Project Labor Agreements
On November 24, 2009, Mayor Bloomberg and the President of the New York City Building and Construction Trades Council announced a series of project labor agreements (PLAs). These agreements will save the City nearly $300 million over the next four years, allowing for the restoration of dozens of major infrastructure projects and creating 1,800 construction jobs.
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.
Doing Business Accountability Project ("Pay to Play" Reform)
Local Law 34 of 2007 established a "Doing Business" database of all vendors that are doing or seek to do business with the City in order to regulate campaign contributions from those vendors to candidates for municipal office.
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program was enacted to improve the human health and environmental impact of goods and products purchased by the City by mandating the purchase of products that are environmentally preferable.
Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises Program
Local Law 129 of 2005 created a program to increase opportunities for certified Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to participate in City contracting. The program applies to City contracts and subcontracts in specified industries in amounts less than $1 million. The M/WBE program is administered jointly by the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) and the Department of Small Business Services (SBS).
Learn more about the MWBE program
MOCS provides oversight to ensure City agency compliance with Prevailing Wage and Living Wage laws. It also oversees agency compliance with the Apprenticeship Program for certain construction and construction-related contracts, as well as other general contractor labor issues.
The NYC Comptroller plays an important role in the procurement process.
Learn more about the Comptroller’s Office