Office of General Services

Office of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Office of Minority- and Women-Owned
Business Enterprises

 

Overview 

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
20th Annual Bronx Business Opportunities Expo 9/6/18 9:30AM – 2:30PM

Metropolitan College of NY, 459 East 149th Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 9/21/18 9:00AM – 4:00PM

NY Hilton Midtown, Hall of America’s, 1335 6th Avenue (near 53rd) NYC

14th Annual NYSAMPO Western New York Fall Conference 9/25/18 – 9/28/18 8:00AM – 12:30PM

The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY  14303

2018 NYS MWBE Forum 10/3/18 – 10/4/18

10/3/18 (9:00AM – 8:00PM)

10/4/18 (8:00AM – 3:00PM)

Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY

8th Annual Government to Business Expo & Matchmaker (G2B) 10/24/18 7:00AM – 3:30PM

Holiday Inn – Downtown Rochester, 70 State Street, Rochester, NY  14614

NY Expo Business Expo & Conference 10/30/18 9AM – 5:00PM Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY

 

Compliance and Reporting Forms 

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

Compliance and Reporting Forms



Utilization Plans and Waivers 

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

Utilization Plans & Waivers



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

Contact 

Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
New York State Office of General Services
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
E-Mail: ogs.sm.mwbe@ogs.ny.gov
Tel: (518) 486-9284
Fax: (518) 486-9285


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