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PASSPort, New York City’s end-to-end digital procurement platform, revolutionizes how vendors do business with the city. Managed by the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS), PASSPort streamlines every stage of the procurement process from vendor sourcing to contract management, making it more transparent, efficient, and paperless. If you want to expand your business opportunities by becoming a registered vendor with New York City, this guide will walk you through the essential steps.

Benefits of PASSPort

For Vendors:

  • Transparency: The system provides clear visibility at every stage of the procurement process, ensuring that vendors are well-informed.
  • Efficiency: It reduces paperwork, making the submission and maintenance of documents quicker and more straightforward.
  • Accessibility: Vendors can easily track the status of their applications and contract awards online.

For City Agencies:

  • Streamlined Processes: Agencies can efficiently manage solicitations and contracts, improving procurement timelines.
  • Centralized Information: A single database for all vendor-related information enhances data accuracy and accessibility.

Steps to Become a Vendor in New York City

  1. Create Your NYC.ID:
    • The first step to getting started with PASSPort is to create a NYC.ID account. This ID will be your gateway to accessing the PASSPort system.
    • How to Register:
  2. Request a Vendor PASSPort Account:
    • After creating your NYC.ID, the next step is to request a PASSPort account.
    • Steps to Request:
      • Log into PASSPort using your NYC.ID credentials.
      • Complete the vendor enrollment form with your business information.
  3. Complete the Vendor Profile:
    • Fill out your vendor profile with detailed information about your business, including your services or goods, contact details, and certifications.
    • Commodities Enrollment:
      • Enroll in commodities that reflect your organization’s capacity to deliver specific goods and/or services. This helps city agencies identify your business for relevant procurement opportunities.
  4. Submit Required Documentation:
    • Upload necessary documents such as business certificates, financial statements, and compliance certifications.
    • Ensure all documents are up-to-date to avoid any delays in the review process.
  5. Certify Your Business:
    • Consider certifying your business as a Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE), or Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE). These certifications can enhance your eligibility for certain contracts.
    • Certification Benefits:
      • Increases access to city contracts.
      • Helps in gaining recognition and trust from city agencies.
  6. Track and Manage Your Submissions:
    • Once your vendor profile is complete, you can browse and respond to solicitations (RFx) in PASSPort.
    • RFx Types:
      • Requests for Information (RFI)
      • Requests for Proposals (RFP)
      • Competitive Sealed Bids (CSB)
    • Only RFx in “Released” status are open for response submissions. Use the RFx tab in PASSPort to find and respond to these opportunities.

Finding Contract Opportunities

To find contract opportunities:

  • Browse Opportunities in PASSPort:
    • Log into PASSPort and use the RFx tab to browse opportunities. You can filter these by city agency, industry, status, and more.
    • Prequalified Lists (PQL):
      • Apply to be included in prequalified lists for various categories of goods, services, construction, and construction-related services.
  • Stay Updated:
    • Regularly check if a city agency has invited your organization to respond to an RFx. From the PASSPort homepage, click “RFx” and select “Browse My RFx Responses.”

User Support

If you encounter any issues or need assistance, the MOCS provides extensive support through workshops, training sessions, and a dedicated help desk. Vendors can access detailed guides, video tutorials, and FAQs to navigate the PASSPort system effectively.

The PASSPort system simplifies the process of doing business with New York City, providing vendors with a transparent and efficient platform for managing procurement activities. By following the steps outlined above, vendors can ensure they are properly registered and ready to bid on city contracts.

For more detailed information, visit the PASSPort website.

If you need professional assistance with the registration process, please contact Aliff Capital Sales via or Our experienced team is here to help you navigate the process and ensure your successful registration as a vendor with New York City.

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