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.

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

Community Resources for Employment and Development Program (CRED) NYC

EPIN: 26024N0526

Release Date: June 27th, 2024

Proposal Due Date: August 9th,2024 at 2:00 PM in PASSPort

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is seeking to identify organizations with experience providing workforce development and wraparound services to underemployed or unemployed participants, ages 18 to 40, involved in the criminal justice system or impacted by community violence.

In the Community Resources for Employment and Development Program (CRED) NYC, participants will be offered work readiness training, occupational training, and internships for in-demand sectors for up to 24 weeks, with 3 months of follow-up services, including job placement, after completing training. In addition, participants will have access to a myriad of supportive services throughout the program, including mental health counseling and connections to social services, resources, and benefits that would enable them to successfully engage in the program activities (e.g., housing, life coaching, academic support, legal support, access to healthcare, etc.).

Providers who are interested in applying to this opportunity can access the solicitation document via the PASSPort Public Portal at:

Questions may be addressed to the Agency Contact by the due date and time, and via the Discussion Forum in PASSport.

Proposal submission

All proposals must be submitted through the PASSPort system, by pre-qualified organizations, no later than August 9th, 2024 by 2:00pm .  DYCD will not accept any proposals offline. The proposal submission consists of a completed questionnaire and all required attachments referenced within the RFx.

Responses must be submitted via the PASSPort system no later than August 9th, 2024 by 2:00pm.  

CRED Summary Document


Questions regarding this NAQ should be submitted using the Discussion with Buyer forum.

For more information on how to use PASSPort to respond to this NAQ, open the “Instructions for Responding to the RFI” link in the View RFx / Documents tab.

The Agency cannot guarantee a response to written questions regarding this Solicitation received less than one week prior to the proposal due date.

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


FY 2025 COMPASS High Programs Negotiated Acquisition Notice

Pursuant to section 3-04(b)(2)(iii) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development intends to extend the COMPASS High Programs. COMPASS High programs are for students entering grades 9 and 10. COMPASS High programs are intended to provide encouragement, support and a sense of community to help participants successfully transition from middle school to high school, stay on track through the 10th grade and make the most of their high school experience. 

The term shall be July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2026.

FY25 NA for Office of Neighborhood Safety Crisis Management Systems - Notice of Intent to award messenger-based services to prevent and interrupt gun violence through proven public health approaches.

Pursuant to section 3-04(b)(2)(i)(D) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development will negotiate with the following Crisis Management Systems (CMS) service providers. The Crisis Management System (CMS) is an integral part of creating and maintaining community safety in New York City. Operating in 28 NYPD precincts that account for more than 50% of the annual gun violence incidents across the City, CMS empowers a network of credible messenger-based services to prevent and interrupt gun violence through proven public health approaches. The term will be from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2026, with an option to renew for up to two years. Below are the provider’s names, Pin numbers, addresses and the amounts.

The term will be from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2026.

View Former Applications

Concept Papers

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For additional information, please review:

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