Office of General Services

Office of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Office of Minority- and Women-Owned
Business Enterprises



The Office of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is responsible for ensuring that the Office of General Services (OGS) and its hosted agencies comply with the provisions of New York State Executive Law, Article 15A and the rules and regulations set forth in 5NYCRR, Part 140 – 144. These policies are intended to promote and encourage participation by minority and women-owned businesses in state contracting opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Key Services 

Upcoming Events - Come Out and Meet Us! 

Event Date Time Location
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo March 8, 2018 - Cancelled Events begin at 8:00am Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY
2018 SOMOS Albany Conference March 9th-11th, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo March 16, 2018 Events begin at 8:00am Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown Campus, 60 Prospect Avenue,
Middletown, NY
2018 NASPO Exchange March 19th-20th, 2018 7:00am - 5:00pm New York Marriot Marquis,
1535 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), NYS MWBE Showcase March 27th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm The Century House, 997 Loudon Rd. Latham,
NY 12110
2018 North Country Matchmaker April 4, 2018 7:30am - 2:00pm Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands, 1290 Arsenal Street, Watertown,
NY 13601
Dr. King Career Fair April 12, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm ESP Convention Center,
Albany, NY

Compliance and Reporting Forms 

OGS Compliance and Reporting Forms for Commodity & Service Contracts, Consultant Contracts, and Construction Contracts.

Compliance and Reporting Forms

Utilization Plan Postings 

See utilization plans submitted by bidders for OGS contracts including commodities, services, technology, consultants and construction. OGS also posts utilization plans for its hosted agencies, including Division of State Liquor Authority, Alcohol and Beverage Control, Board of Elections, and Division of Veterans' Affairs.

Utilization Plans

Get MWBE Certified 

Empire State Development's Division of Minority and Women's Business Development certifies minority and women-owned businesses. Learn more about eligibility, application options – including fast track application, and how to apply on the Empire State Development website.

MWBE Online Certification Application

Find Certified MWBE Firms 

Search Empire State Development's online directory for certified MWBE firms.

Directory of Certified MWBE Firms

Find Business Opportunities 

  1. Learn how New York State buys goods and services, and where to look for opportunities - download the definitive Guide to Doing Business With New York State.
  2. Register your business on the New York State Contract Reporter to receive email notifications of opportunities in your business area. The Contract Reporter is the official online publication of state contracting opportunities.
  3. OGS Design & Construction
  4. OGS Centralized Contracts Bid Calendar


Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
New York State Office of General Services
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Tel: (518) 486-9284
Fax: (518) 486-9285