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Doing Business with DEP

Starting on July 1st, 2016, email will be the default means of communication for City agencies’ Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and their notices of availability. Learn more

DEP is the largest construction agency in the City, awarding more than $1 billion in contracts for construction, construction related services and engineering services annually. The office of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) is responsible for overseeing all procurement functions of the Agency. Its mission is to support DEP’s operating bureaus in the procurement of goods, services and construction while ensuring that the Agency is in compliance with the Rules of the Procurement Policy Board and the Charter of the City of New York.


Resources and Information – M/WBE Programs
DEP has compiled the following information to aid vendors and contractors – pre-qualified lists for architects and engineers and FAQs regarding sealed bids, consultant services, and minority/women-owned business enterprise.
Frequently Asked Questions
M/WBE Frequently Asked Questions

Bid Results

Upcoming Bids, Plan Holders Lists and Bid Results
Vendors may use this link to obtain a list of upcoming bids at DEP, a list of plan holders and bid results. For more information, please call DEP's Bid Room at 718-595-3265.
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Request for Proposals (RFP)
DEP’s open RFPs (RFPs for the general public) are published in the City Record and posted on the City Record Website.
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Consultant Procurement Pipeline
The DEP’s Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction, publishes a Consultant Procurement Pipeline. This report is intended to be a resource to assist consultants in planning for future work, and identifies the City’s projects that the Bureau expects to release Requests for Proposals during the fiscal year. This report will be updated on a quarterly basis.
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Knowledge Reservoir

Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction’s (“BEDC”) maintains an online project delivery system, consisting of Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”), design and environmental, health and safety (“EHS”) guidelines. The project delivery system establishes a framework for standardized project delivery throughout the Project life-cycle based on City and DEP policies and procedures and best practices in the industry. This body of knowledge is stored in what is called the ePMIS Knowledge Reservoir. The Knowledge Reservoir contains:

  • Standard Operating Procedures and supporting documentation
  • Design and Project Delivery Manuals
  • Specifications
  • Environmental Health & Safety Policies
  • Organizational Charts
  • Consultant Open House Presentations

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Construction Pipeline Procurement Plans
The Mayor's Office of Contract Services publishes Construction Pipeline Procurement Plans. The construction pipeline is a list that identifies the City's construction projects that agencies expect to bid out during the next 12 months.
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NYC Construction Mentorship
DEP is pleased to participate in a new service offered by the Department of Small Business Services, called NYC Construction Mentorship, to help M/WBE-certified construction firms bid and perform on City contracts. NYC Construction Mentorship provides certified construction firms with greater access to City construction opportunities, a customized growth plan developed with a construction management firm, management classes, and on-the-job training services for contract winners.
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Project Labor Agreements
In November 2009, Mayor Bloomberg and the Building and Construction Trades Council announced a series of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) applicable to City capital projects. One of the Project Labor Agreements is specific to DEP’s renovation and rehabilitation of buildings and structures. For more information about the DEP PLA, including FAQs and a PLA Vendor Training Presentation, visit the Mayor's Office of Contract Services website.
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