Contracting Opportunities

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish.

DYCD contracts with various community-based organizations that provide services and activities for youth and low-income populations.

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

To view contracting opportunities, visit the PASSPort Public Portal.

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.


Information on PASSPort and MWBE purchases:

The City of New York has new features in its PASSPort online procurement platform that will make the contracting process easier and more transparent than ever. PASSPort facilitates every step of the procurement process - from identifying vendors to contract solicitation and response evaluation, award to contract, and invoicing to payment.  To maximize business opportunities, all contractors should create a vendor account in PASSPort. Please reference the Vendor Account Creation manual for step by step instructions on how to create a vendor account in PASSPort.  For more information on PASSPort, visit the Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) PASSPort Webpage. Need help or have a question regarding PASSPort? Submit an inquiry to the MOCS Service Desk.

City agencies can award contracts of up to $500,000 for goods, professional services, standard services and construction directly to City-certified M/WBEs without formal competition using the M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase Method. This streamlined process makes it easier for the City to do business with M/WBEs. Don't miss out! Be ready to receive and respond to these opportunities directed specifically to our City-certified M/WBE businesses by creating an account in PASSPort today. Find the simple two-step account creation instructions here.

HHS Solicitations

To respond to Health and Human Services Solicitations

Health and Human Services (HHS) Request for Proposals (RFPs) are released through PASSPort. Providers should always check the PASSPort Public Portal to maintain awareness of all upcoming HHS RFPs.

To respond to HHS RFPs in PASSPort, providers must:

  1. Have a PASSPort account. To create a PASSPort account, click here.
  2. Be prequalified in PASSPort. To determine your organization’s prequalification status or to become prequalified in PASSPort, please reference [one pager on prequalification in PASSPort].

For more information and resources, visit the Learning to Use PASSPort webpage.

PASSPort Overview Presentation

Requests for Proposals/Bids

Saturday Night Lights (SNL)Program

The New York Police Department (NYPD) partnered with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the City's District Attorneys, and community-based organizations to open gyms and expand its "Saturday Night Lights" (SNL) program. SNL is a summer program that provides access to free youth sports programming on Saturday nights. In response to the Mayor's commitment to address gun violence, DYCD is expanding SNL to a site in Far Rockaway where there is an immediate need. DYCD is looking to proceed with an award to Arverne Church of God, Inc. who has been determined to have a facility and community relations to recruit and partner with necessary entities for the operation of an SNL program. Those who are interested in knowing more about the SNL programing and any upcoming opportunities may visit the Contracting Opportunities page on DYCD's website at

If you are interested in obtaining or applying to any of the above RFPs, you may do so via the PASSPort system.  All proposals must be submitted using the PASSPort system

In accordance with section 3-04(b)(2)(i)(D) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) wishes to enter into negotiations with the following providers who operate Neighborhood Safety and Prevention of Gun Violence Service contracts previously held by the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice for the terms and amounts noted below with the option to renew for up to two years.


67th Precinct Clergy Council, Inc.

203 E 37th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11203

DYCD ID: 800001

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


Community Mediation Services, Inc.

89-64 163rd Street

Jamaica, NY 11432

DYCD ID: 800004

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


Institute for Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Inc.

369 E 148th Street Bronx, NY 10455

DYCD ID: 800006

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


Justice Innovation, Inc.

520 8th Avenue, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10018

DYCD ID: 800008

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


DYCD ID: 800016 

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


King of Kings Foundation, Inc.

137-11 161st Street

Rochdale Village, NY 11434

DYCD ID: 800009

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024


Legal Aid Society

199 Water Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10038

DYCD ID: 800015

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


New York Center for Interpersonal Development Inc

130 Stuyvesant Place, 5th Floor

Staten Island, NY 10301

DYCD ID: 800010

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


New York Peace Institute, Inc.

111 John Street, 600

New York, NY 10038

DYCD ID: 800011

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


Police Athletic League, Inc.

34 ½ East 12th Street

New York, NY 10003

DYCD ID: 800012

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025



Southside United Housing Development Fund Corp.

434 South 5th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

DYCD ID: 800013

Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025


Please be advised that this is for information purposes only. If you wish to contact DYCD for further information, please send an email to

RFP Awards

Child Adult Care Food Program Awards
DYCD is pleased to announce the Child Adult Care Food Program: 26023P0006 RFP Organization Deemed Eligible for Award.
Download list of Eligible Awardees

Former Requests for Proposals/Bids


View Former Applications

Concept Papers

Visit the list of all Concept Papers

For additional information, please review:

The Contracting Opportunities FAQ. You may also email us at or call: 646-343-6399.