City agencies, including the NYC Department of Education, may award contracts of up to $500,000 for goods, professional services, standard services and construction directly to currently City-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (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.
NYC Department of Education is currently compiling M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchasing needs for consideration. As opportunities are identified, they will be shared on this webpage as well as directions for how you can express its interest in a potential opportunity. Non-certified firms cannot be considered for these opportunities so eligible firms should get City M/WBE certified today!
M/WBE firms should also be prepared to respond to these opportunities by creating an account in PASSPort. It is critical that you are enrolled in PASSPort and all disclosures are current and complete to ensure your contract is registered quickly so you can commence work. Be mindful that awards made through this method may result in a vendor exceeding $250,000 during the immediately preceding twelve-month period and thus require disclosure documents such as VENDEX questionnaires (including the Vendor Questionnaire, Principal Questionnaire, and the Certification of No Change) to be completed. Find the simple two-step account creation instructions here.
* DOE reserves the right to amend or remove listed solicitations at its discretion. If there is an overwhelming response to a solicitation, DOE may limit the number of firms under consideration.