Important COVID-19 Guidance: NYPA & Canal Vendor Updated COVID-19 Guidance

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Canals Corporation will provide updates on the state’s response to COVID-19 and guidance to all Suppliers, Vendors, Consultants and Contractors. Understanding that the situation is rapidly changing, NYPA will continue to provide updates based on any changes to law, rules and regulations, Executive Orders or the impact of COVID-19 on the State of New York.

Welcome to the Procurement section of the New York Power Authority web site. This is where NYPA and NYS Canal Corp. procurement opportunities are posted. We announce bidding opportunities for goods and services estimated at $50,000 or greater.


To access bidding opportunities bidders must first register on our site directory. Registering gives NYPA the ability to communicate with the bidding community directly.

We make every effort to assure that our web site is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you are unable to access our RFQ documents in .pdf format, please e-mail   


The Authority's goal is to optimally procure goods, services and property at terms that meet our schedules and guidelines in order to provide affordable and reliable energy to our customers in New York State. Our mission complies with the applicable provisions of Article 4-C of the Economic Development Law and §2879 of the Public Authorities Law.

Please register and log in below:

NYPA and Canal Corporation provide outreach events to promote economic development throughout New York State. These events develop and strengthen supplier relationships and provide information on upcoming projects that support NYPA’s Strategic Vision.

2022 virtual events will be posted here as they become available. We hope you will join us!  

If you missed an event you can find videos and recordings below on this page.


Previous Virtual Events:


Jan. 20 - Virtual Supplier Diversity Expo 2022 (recordings will be posted soon)



November 16 - Virtual Event: The Importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Supply Chain | Customer Energy Solutions


October - NYPA Supplier Diversity Presents: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | Prime Time Chat


September 9 - Smart Path Connect Procurement Information Session


June 24 - Utility Sector Webinar: The Importance of DEI in the Supply Chain


June 17 - NYPA Supplier Diversity Program Presents: Prime Time Chat - Partnership, Opportunity & Strategy


May 12 - NYPA & Canals SDVOB event presented by the Supplier Diversity Program



October 8 - Virtual Supplier Diversity Outreach Event – Information Technology

Exploring Information Technology Opportunities & Our Procurement Practices:


August 12 - NYPA's Virtual Supplier Diversity Outreach Event for Western NY took place on August 12. The recording will be posted soon.

The Breakout Session materials are available to view now:


July 16 - NYPA hosted a 'Reimagine the Canals' Virtual Open House. It was recorded and is available to view:

The presentation slide deck and list of all who requested participation are also available:



2019 Events:

Learn about NYPA’s Strategic Supply Management Department or SSM (formerly known as Procurement)


Learn about the importance and requirements of Appendix C


Quick tutorial on completing an MWBE or SDVOB Utilization Plan


Learn about Waiver Request and Good Faith Efforts


Need a refresher on the Ariba Dashboard? Watch this video for a few tips and tricks


Do you need help with adding content, bid submittals, addendums, messages and attachments? If so, this Webinar will answer your questions


If you missed our previous Ariba Sourcing Supplier Webinars you can still access them. Parts I and II are available to play anytime:



Evaluation of proposals is made through a fair and equitable comparison of all proposals submitted in accordance the specifics of the Requests for Quotation (RFQ) as established in Our Guidelines for Procurement Contracts. We do not maintain prequalified bidders lists, and bidders are expected to demonstrate their proven experience within their proposals. We encourage Minority and Women owned (MWBE) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) firms to participate in our Supplier Diversity Program. We also encourage such firms to participate in these bidding opportunities.

NYPA has implemented a comprehensive sourcing, contract management and supplier management system through the SAP Ariba platform which will enable electronic bidding. The transition to electronic bidding allows the Authority to manage the bidding process, contracts and relationships with its suppliers more efficiently. The Authority will continue to provide a list of bidding opportunities available to prospective bidders on this website. Instructions for submitting proposals will be clearly marked and provided to ensure successful submission to NYPA.

The Authority’s Procurement Officer is John Canale, Vice President of Strategic Supply Management.