For General DOC and Inmate inquiries, call the DOC Information Line at:
718-546-1500 (open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm)

The Central Office of Procurement (COP) is the main office for all procurement activities for the Department of Correction. COP consists of two units: Formal Contract Unit and Purchasing Unit.

Simone G. Smith
Assistant Commissioner, Contracts and Procurement
Agency Chief Contracting Officer

Keesha Smartt-Butler
Director of Compliance - M/WBE Officer

Carlo DiFava
Senior Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer

Kareem Alibocas
Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer, Formal Contract Unit

Michael Medina
Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer

Central Office Of Procurement
75-20 Astoria Blvd. Suite 160
East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Make a Contract Management/Purchasing Inquiry

DOC Contracting

Firms should periodically check this page for upcoming contracting opportunities with DOC.

Citywide Contracting Opportunities

To view contracting opportunities, visit the PASSPort Public Portal.

Identifying M/WBE Certified Firms

The Online Directory of Certified Businesses website provides a comprehensive, searchable tool that will help both city buyers and private entities locate certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), Emerging Business Enterprises (EBEs), and or Locally-based Enterprises (LBEs) throughout the New York City tri-state area. Find detailed information on certified companies, including a brief description of their work history, contact information, and detailed information about what the companies sell.

Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program (M/WBE)

Subcontractor Resource Guide

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. 
Learn more about PASSPort and contracting with NYC – visit the MOCS website:
Getting Started: An Introduction to Doing Business with the City of New York 
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 of the City of New York - DYCD (
  • 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.

The Department usually does not administer its own construction projects. For Department of Correction construction project information, please visit the City of New York's Department of Design and Construction (DDC) website.

For information on other City of New York contracts and services, visit the websites of Information is provided there on how to enroll as a vendor.