Opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Business EnterprisesMinority and women owned business enterprises may compete for any contract either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor - outside of the MBE/WBE process and without certification.
For larger contracts where MBE/WBE firms are available and capable of performing subcontracting work, the MTA will establish a goal for MBE/WBE participation. Contractors will be seeking to meet their MBE/WBE goals by hiring certified MBE/WBE firm(s).
- For firms seeking MBE/WBE subcontracts, you must be certified by the
Empire State Development Corporation.
- To obtain information on becoming certified in New York State as
a minority or woman-owned business, contact:
Empire State Development Corporation
Division of Minority and Women's Business Development
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12245
or at 633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6706
- Application Information is available online at: http://www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE.html
- To see the Empire State Development's Certified Minority & Women-Owned Business Directory on the Internet, visit their Business Assistance Services, Division of Minority and Women's Development Page, , and follow the links to the MBE/WBE Directory. For assistance, call 518-474-1979.
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