Thank you for your interest in doing business with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS).
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.
*RFx is a PASSPort term that represents the range of City solicitations, including Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals, and Invitations to Bid.
Need help or have a question regarding PASSPort? Submit an inquiry to the MOCS Service Desk
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M/WBE Contracting Opportunities
SBS is committed to increasing the opportunities for the participation of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to enhance the ability of such firms to compete for SBS contracts and ensure their meaningful participation in the procurement process.
To learn more about the NYC M/WBE Program and determine eligibility for certification, visit nyc.gov/getcertified.
SBS will post solicitations that are open to NYC Certified M/WBE vendors only on this site. Please check back for opportunities and when available, you will be able to submit an Expression of Interest.
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 Non-Competitive 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.
SBS primarily uses New York City's centralized Bidder's List to notify potential vendors of open procurements unless otherwise prescribed. To be included in the City's Bidders' list you must create a Payee Information Portal (PIP) account.
Vendors who have questions or issues regarding online enrollment should contact the Vendor Enrollment Center through the MOCS Contact Form. Placement on this list does not guarantee receipt of a solicitation from SBS. In addition to this webpage, notices for procurements may be available in the City Record. It is the vendor's responsibility to check for posted notices.
If your organization would like to submit additional documentation regarding the goods and services you provide, please send a letter to:
NYC Dept. of Small Business Services
Attn: Procurement Unit
1 Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Payee Information Portal (PIP)
The Payee Information Portal (PIP) allows you to manage your contact information, track payments and enroll in commodity code listings. The commodity codes identify the types of goods and services that your organization can provide. Businesses seeking to work with SBS should enroll under the commodity codes that best describe their respective products and services.
Recent enhancements to the system allows for contractors to report their subcontractors via PIP. Please see the Notice to Bidders for additional information.
All questions regarding PIP should be addressed to FISA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certification and Procurement Assistance
We certify, promote, and foster the growth of the City's M/WBEs and eligible small construction and construction-related businesses.
Our Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers a range of one-on-one assistance and training to help you with government contracting with City, State, and Federal agencies.
Our Fiscal Manual (PDF) – provided to existing or prospective contractors – explains the applicable policies and procedures for record-keeping, bookkeeping, fiscal reporting, cost allocating and payroll. Adherence to this manual is the best way to ensure that contractors are reimbursed expeditiously and that there is no disallowance of expenses. We strongly recommend that applicable contractors become very familiar with the content of this document.
Learn how to successfully compete for contracts from the City, State and Federal governments.
The Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort) is the City's online procurement portal.
Loans at 3% annual interest rate for vendors contracting with a City agency or City-funded entity.