The Department's Contracts & Purchasing Office is responsible for procuring goods and services through micro purchases valued at up to $20,000; small purchases of up to $100,000; and formal contracts for services valued at over $100,000. See available procurement opportunities.

Doing Business with the City of New York

To do business with the City of New York, organizations need to create a vendor account in the City’s Payee Information Portal (PIP) (to get paid) and also in Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort) (for all other contracting actions, including completing vendor disclosures, finding and responding to contracting opportunities, signing the contract upon contract award, and much more). The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) developed and maintains PASSPort. 

PASSPort & Contracting with NYC

To learn more about PASSPort and contracting with NYC:

NOTE: A PASSPort account is required to respond to solicitations (RFx). Organizations looking to respond to Health and Human Services (HHS) solicitations need to have an approved HHS Prequalification Application in PASSPort.

Need Help or Have a Question? 

  • For assistance with PIP, please refer to the PIP website.
  • For PASSPort learning resources, visit MOCS Learning to Use PASSPort. For technical assistance when using PASSPort, submit an inquiry to the MOCS Service Desk
  • For assistance regarding solicitations (RFx), reach out to the soliciting City Agency via the email address listed for the relevant RFx in PASSPort, or post a question via the Discussion Forum of the RFx.

What We Procure

  • Office Supplies (not listed on Citywide Requirements Contract)
  • lT Services and Equipment
  • Software and Maintenance
  • Off-the-Shelf and Customized Training
  • Directional and Office Signs
  • Printing Services
  • Public information Programs and Advertising (not covered under the Citywide Requirements Contract)
  • Process Server Services
  • Elevator Inspection Services
  • Interior Construction Projects (moving non-structural walls, framing and hanging doors, wiring, ductwork, plumbing, suspended ceilings, etc.)
  • Interior Painting
  • Safety Equipment (hardhats, steel tipped boots, CO2 Detectors, etc.)
  • Recruitment Services
  • Catering Services for special events

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

By creating an equitable and competitive environment, the Department of Buildings continues the City's efforts to develop, broaden and facilitate innovative practices, procedures and initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion. DOB is committed to its role in advancing procurement opportunities for NYC certified Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE).

M/WBEs that want to do business with the City government must be certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Once certified, a firm is listed in the SBS Directory which is used by all City Agencies and contractors. To qualify, businesses must be:

  • At least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a minority or woman
  • In business for at least 1 year
  • Located in New York City or have a significant tie to the City's business community

For additional information on the M/WBE Program, and to determine if your business qualifies, visit You can also obtain an application for certification by calling the Certification Hotline at (212) 513-6311 or visiting

Contact Our Procurement Team

Leesel A. Wong, Agency Chief Contracting Officer

Marie Gill, Chief/Purchasing

General Information, (212) 393-2392