NYC MOCS & NYC DoITT Invitation

September 10, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The NYS Forum Office
15 MetroTech Center, 18th Floor, Room D
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please join MOCS and DoITT for a feedback session on the new Information Technology taxonomy for Passport. [See below for 'What is a taxonomy and why is it important?'] As part of the Passport initiative, MOCS is leading the overhaul of the City's procurement taxonomy, a City-specific classification system that will serve as a tool to analyze, track, monitor, and inform procurement decisions. As the City's subject matter expert and facilitator of Information Technology centralized purchasing, DoITT is assisting MOCS with the IT portion of the taxonomy. The current draft version of the new IT taxonomy was informed by several sources and has gone through several iterations, and is now ready for your feedback. Please register to attend this important session and help ensure that the new IT taxonomy is complete and easy to use for all. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible.

What is a taxonomy and why is it important?

What is a taxonomy? In Passport, it's the system for classifying what City agencies buy. The City's current taxonomy is the NIGP code. The new Passport taxonomy will be a user-facing overlay that maps to the NIGP code, which will continue to be used in FMS. The Passport taxonomy will be the classification system that will be used by: (1) procurement staff to classify solicitations and contracts; (2) vendors to enroll and receive notifications of procurement opportunities; (3) agency end-users of goods and services to search for existing contracts or make new purchase requests; and (4) City oversights and agencies to analyze procurement and financial data.