Each year, the City of New York procures billions of dollars worth of goods and services to serve its citizens, visitors, and guests. Below is some basic information and answers to frequently asked questions that vendors should know to sell to NYC.I’m a new vendor who wants to do business with the City of New
York. What’s the first thing I should do?
• The first action
a new vendor should take to do business with the City of New York is to enroll
onto the City's Bidders' Lists through the Payee Information Portal (PIP). Vendors should also read about recent enhancements to PIP. Learn more
Why should I enroll onto the Centralized Bidders Lists?
• For many types of
procurements, agencies send out solicitation notices to vendors based on established
Bidders Lists notifying them of the opportunity to respond. The Bidders List
identifies what services and goods your company can offer the City of NY.
If I don’t enroll on a Bidders List, can I still respond to an agency solicitation?
• Yes! Vendors do not
need to be enrolled on a Bidders List to respond to a solicitation. Many NYC
procurement opportunities are advertised in The City Record On-Line.
City Record On-Line
Are all NYC procurement opportunities advertised in The City Record?
• No - that is why
it is important for all vendors to be on a Bidders List. For procurements valued
at or below the City’s Small Purchase dollar limit ($100,000), purchases
are not advertised in The City Record. Rather agencies send notices to, among
others, a randomly selected subset of the vendors on the applicable Bidders
List based on the good or service they are soliciting.
What types of procurement opportunities are advertised in The City Record On-Line?
• Generally, all procurements
above the City’s Small Purchase dollar limit of $100,000 are advertised
in The City Record On-Line.
City Record On-Line
What should I do if I want to work with a particular City agency?
• Vendors are strongly encouraged to directly market the goods and services
they provide to any and all agencies they want to do business with. Each agency
has an Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) responsible for procuring the
agency’s goods and services.
Get the list of agency ACCOs
Does every City agency use the Vendor Enrollment Application?