Make NYC Your Customer

In Fiscal Year 2021, mayoral agencies awarded more than $1 billion in combined prime and subcontracts subject to the M/WBE program.

M/WBE awards by sector

35%Professional Services
18%Standard Services

To do business with the City, you must register as a vendor in the City's Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort) and Payee Information Portal (PIP). A PASSPort account puts your business on the Citywide Bidder List, while a PIP account provides you with a NYC Vendor Number. This lets you manage your financial transactions with the City. Registered vendors receive alerts about contract opportunities, including contracts not advertised anywhere else.

Finding Contract Opportunities:

  • 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 current and prospective vendors should create a vendor account in PASSPort.
  • City contract opportunities for more than $100,000 are in The City Record Online
  • Subcontracting opportunities on large commercial projects are available through the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP)
  • Many City agencies post current and upcoming opportunities on their websites

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Updating Your Vendor Profile:

If you are a NYC-certified company and your profile in the NYC Online Directory of Certified Businesses is incorrect, you can update your information. If you want to update your:

  • NIGP codes: you must log into PASSPort. Please choose *only* the NIGP codes that best describe the products and/or services your business provides.
  • Contact information: please call us at (212) 513-6444 or complete our contact form.
  • Business address, company description, and/or experience listed in your profile: you must send a signed request on company letterhead with both old and new information to:

NYC Department of Small Business Services
1 Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Attn: Certification Unit, Division of Financial and Economic Opportunity

*Please note that for changes that may affect your businesses' certification eligibility, we may request additional documentation before updating your profile.

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