Department Procurement Opportunities  

Department Specific Information  

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program  

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Article 15-A and Parts 140-145 of Title 5 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (“NYCRR”), the Department is required to promote opportunities for the maximum feasible participation of New York State-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBEs”) and the employment of minority group members and women in the performance of the Department contracts.

The directory of MWBEs and additional informational on the MWBE program can be viewed at: Link)

Approved Utilization Plans/Waivers

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses  

Article 17-B of the New York State Executive Law provides for more meaningful participation in public procurement by certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (“SDVOBs”), thereby further integrating such businesses into New York State’s economy. The Department recognizes the need to promote the employment of service-disabled veterans and to ensure that SDVOBs have opportunities for maximum feasible participation in the performance of the Department’s contracts.

In recognition of the service and sacrifices made by service-disabled veterans and in recognition of their economic activity in doing business in New York State, Offerors/Contractors are strongly encouraged and expected to consider SDVOBs in the fulfillment of the requirements of the Contract. Such participation may be as subcontractors or suppliers, as protégés, or in other partnering or supporting roles.

Offerors/Contractors are encouraged to make good faith efforts to promote and assist in the participation of SDVOBs on the Contract for the provision of services and materials. The directory of SDVOBs can be viewed at: Link)

In addition, Offerors/Contractors are encouraged to contact the Office of General Services' Division of Service-Disabled Veteran's Business Development at 518-474-2015 or to discuss methods of maximizing participation by SDVOBs on the Contract.

Approved Utilization Plans/Waivers

Rules and Guidelines  

If your company is interested in selling goods or services in the public sector marketplace or in contracting with State government entities, the following information may be helpful before you get started.

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