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PASSPort Announcement to Vendors

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Introducing PASSPort! The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is launching a new online procurement tool, the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), moving VENDEX online. PASSPort makes it easier for vendors to submit and keep disclosure documents up-to-date. PASSPort will allow Agencies to make determinations for contract awards and complete performance evaluations online. Visit for updates on PASSPort. For additional information, email the PASSPort support team at

Bid Opportunities

Information concerning current and future bid opportunities is available online. All documents necessary for submitting a bid can be obtained at DOT, 55 Water Street, Ground Floor, New York 10041. Search for Current and Upcoming Bid Solicitations

Detail Design and Construction of the New Staten Island Ollis-Class Ferry

Below, please find Buy America Compliance Guidance to Bidders as well as the Construction Management Plan. Bidders should be aware that these documents are not part of the solicitation and are intended for informational purposes only. Buy America Compliance Guidance to Bidders (pdf) Construction Management Plan (pdf)

Requests For Proposals

All DOT Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available electronically. However, proposals must be submitted on paper in accordance with the submission instructions detailed in each RFP package. Search and download RFPs

Requests For Expressions of Interest

Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons

NYC DOT is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) PIN # 84118RFEI172 to invite interested vendors to help the Agency conduct an evaluation of Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons. Following review of responses to this RFEI, NYCDOT may, at its sole discretion, enter into one or more Demonstration Projects with one or more interested vendors. Download the RFEI (pdf) Download Addendum #1(pdf)

NYCDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot

New York City Department of Transportation (“NYCDOT” or the “Agency” or the “City”) is issuing this Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) to evaluate vendor interest in providing mobile wearable devises that utilize Designated Short Range Communications (DSRC) to be integrated into NYCDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot project . The responses to this RFEI will assist NYCDOT in determining the mobile device(s), application(s) and service(s) that are able to utilize DSRC technology. It is anticipated that DSRC will be used for both vehicle-to-pedestrian communications as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Download the RFEI (pdf) Download Addendum 1 (pdf) Download Addendum 2 (pdf) Download Addendum 3 (pdf)

Download the RFEI to Develop, Furnish and Maintain After Market Safety Devices for Connected Vehicle applications (pdf)

NYCDOT Pavement Safety Markings System

NYCDOT is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) PIN # 84116MBAD965 to invite interested parties to provide information to assist the Agency with Pavement Safety Marking technology solution. The solution should offer repository for Asset Management (AM) of Pavement Safety Markings (PSM) integrated with Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD), PSM Asset Data Acquisition & Inventory and PSM Work Order Workflow Automation. Download the RFEI (pdf) Download the RFEI Release Notification(pdf) Download Addendum 1 (pdf) Download Addendum 2 (pdf)

NYCDOT Road Operations Safety and Compliance Data Project

NYCDOT is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) PIN # 84116RFEI986 to invite interested parties to provide information to assist the Agency with vehicle-mounted camera and sensor products or systems that are capable of collecting, evaluating and transmitting data to NYCDOT in support of its goals as laid out in the OneNYC Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan as well as other priorities. Following review of responses to this RFEI, NYCDOT may, at its sole discretion, enter into one or more Demonstration Projects with one or more interested vendors. Download the RFEI (pdf)Download Addendum 1 (pdf)

Pre-Qualified Lists for Capital Bridge Projects

DOT keeps pre-qualified lists in two categories of Bridge services: Bridge Design and Construction Support (Bridge Design & CSS) and Bridge Resident Engineering Inspection (Bridge REI). For these two categories, DOT keeps three lists, Large, Medium and Small. These lists are used according to the project size. No firm may be placed on more than two of the three lists in each category. Firms that are placed on these pre-qualified lists may be invited to receive Requests for Proposals on selected capital bridge projects without additional public notification. Download the fiscal year 2017-2018 pre-qualified lists (pdf) Learn about applying to be included on a bridge pre-qualified list


A concession is an agreement that allows a company to do business on City property. Examples include food courts on public plazas. Concessions are granted for a fixed number of years following a public bidding process. Concessions contracts may include outdoor food courts, cafés, pedestrian plazas, and vending machines. If you are interested in being on the DOT's concession solicitation list, please use this form to sign up (pdf). For more information, email

For Operation, Management and Maintenance of Valet Bicycle Parking with Bicycle-Related Retail and Services at Three (3) Locations in the Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn And Queens

DOT is committed to providing infrastructure to make cycling a more convenient and attractive option for the City’s residents and commuters. A major component of this effort is to provide cost effective, secure, weather-protected facilities where cyclists can park their bikes. Currently, DOT is looking to pilot a test version of this bike station concept in New York City (“the City”) to create seasonal, secure, valet bike parking facilities at three (3) Locations in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. At each site, DOT will provide a Bike Storage Structure (see Exhibit B) which is specifically designed and constructed to store bikes. Additional space adjoining the Bike Storage Structure is provided for the proposer to operate a bike-related retail and services concession. Download the RFP (pdf)


A franchise is a contract between a company and the City. The company provides a public service. Examples are certain private bus routes and conduits for gas and electric utilities. Franchises generally require legislative approval and are granted for a limited term of years following a public bidding process.

Notices of Awards

DOT has awarded agreements to operate concessions in some plazas around the city. Download the notice of award for Astor Place Plaza (pdf) Download the notice of award for Old Fulton Street Plaza (pdf) Download the notice of award for Pearl Street Plaza (pdf) Download the notice of award for Willoughby Street Plaza (pdf)

Notice of Award Water, Whitehall, Coenties Pedestrian Plaza

DOT's Office of Franchises, Concessions and Consents has awarded a Sole Source License Agreement (“Agreement”), pursuant to Section 1-16 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, to the Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. (“ADNY”) for the Operation, Management, and Maintenance of a pedestrian Plaza, consisting of two separate pedestrian areas, located on (1) Water and Whitehall Streets, and (2) Water Street and Coenties Slip, in the Borough of Manhattan. Download the Water Whitehall Coenties Notice of Award

More Resources

Appendix A

Appendix A - General Provisions Governing Contracts for Consultants, Professional, Technical, Human and Client Services. Download Appendix A


The Adopt-A-Highway program is a tax-deductible way for businesses to give back to the community in a way that's visible to thousands of people a day. Learn more

Citywide Resources

Citywide Bidders List

All vendors are encouraged to enroll on the New York Citywide bidder and receive more information on doing business in the City of New York. Go to the Citywide Bidders List

City Record

All City procurements, including DOT's capital construction projects, are advertised on the City record. Visit the City Record

Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprises

Learn more about MWBE Polices and Procedures

NYC Construction Loan Program

The NYC Construction Loan assists small contractors, including M/WBEs, to competitively bid on City contracts. This pilot loan program helps address the difficulties that small construction firms encounter accessing capital at early stages when bidding on contracts with DOT. The loans range from $25,000 up to 30% of the contract value, but not more than $150,000. Find out how to access the billion dollar pool of construction contracts awarded by the City of New York

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The DBE goal for the Federally funded Ferry Boat procurement is 2.2%. This procurement has possible opportunities for vendors who qualify as DBEs to supply parts and services for the project. Interested Vendors may contact NYCDOT Agency Chief Contracting Officer at (phone: 212-839-9292).

Contractors bidding on federally-funded NYC DOT projects are required to use DBEs. NYCDOT's DBE Goal for FFY 2016-2018 DBE Directory Find out more about becoming a certified DBE from the New York State DOT.

Resources from Other Agencies

Community Outreach

Minority/Women Business Enterprise Conference on June 7th, 2017