If you are interested in working on part of a specific City project the City Purchasing office will have the names of the contractors who are planning to submit a response. You are encouraged to submit bids directly to those prime contractors/service providers. Attendance at pre-bid conferences is also a way to meet prime contractors/service providers and identify possible subcontracting/sub consulting opportunities.
Competition among subcontractors/sub consultants is common. Firms select subcontractors based on best price but also on quality of work and past experience.
Keep Your Business Options Open
Keeping business options open and developing a working relationship may lead to future subcontracting/sub consulting opportunities outside of City projects.