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 – 145. 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
2018 NY GovBuy Event May 2, 2018 & May 3, 2018 5/2/18 - 9:30AM - 4:00PM
5/3/18 - 9:30AM - 2:00PM
Empire State Plaza (ESP), Albany, NY
SBA Buffalo District Office, 2018 Small Business Matchmaker May 9, 2018 7:00AM - 12:30PM Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY 14043
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo May 10, 2018 8:00AM Empire State Plaza (ESP), Albany, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo May 25, 2018 8:00AM The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo June 1, 2018 8:00AM The University of Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY
New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council's 2018 Business Opportunity Exchange June 12, 2018 & June 13, 2018 9:00AM - 6:00PM & 6/13/2018 - 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Time Warner Center, 10th Floor, 65 West 36th Street, Suite 702, NY, NY 10018

ESD Regional Opportunities Expo June 15, 2018 8:00AM

Binghamton University, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY

New York Power Authority, Digital and Energy Efficiency Purchasing June 21, 2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM

White Plains Office - Jaguar Room

ESD Regional Opportunities Expo June 26, 2018 8:00AM

Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY

ESD Regional Opportunities Expo June 28, 2018 8:00AM

SUNY Old Westbury, 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, 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