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Opportunity M/W/DBE is committed to increasing diversity on NYCEDC projects by helping Minority, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE's) overcome challenges that may make it difficult to win contracts on public projects.
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To foster a more competitive vendor market, NYCEDC works to eliminate two challenges often faced by M/W/DBE firms: Limited access to networks and information, and a lack of access to capital at affordable rates.
NYCEDC invests time and resources into promising M/W/DBE ventures looking to reach the next level of growth. Through B2S, selected M/W/DBE construction firms are given significant technical assistance that is highly customized to their business needs.
NYCEDC helps M/W/DBEs that work as either Prime or Subcontractors on our projects to obtain loan capital that can strengthen their financial position, enabling them to cover upfront project costs or enhance cash flow streams during the life of the project.
NYCEDC manages a broad range of projects, including construction of new buildings, improvement of public infrastructure, renovation of NYC's waterfront space, and maintenance of various city-owned properties and retail markets. We procure the consultants and contractors that execute these projects through a public bidding or proposal process. The winner is charged with bringing the necessary businesses on board to complete the project.
We set M/W/DBE goals on projects with ample opportunity for subcontracting. In order to be awarded, a low bidder or proposer must submit a Subcontractor Participation Plan that demonstrates how M/W/DBE goals will be met.
Decisions about which M/W/DBE firms to hire to satisfy the goals set by NYCEDC on a particular project are made by the prime contractor or construction manager. As an M/W/DBE subcontractor, it is important to conduct outreach to bidders and recently awarded contractors to let them know of your interest in the project. To connect with prime contractors and construction managers on our projects, click here.
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Local Law 129 establishes M/WBE goals for City projects. In order for an M/WBE firm to count towards goals, it must be certified with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). There are similar programs and goals at the state and federal level. Lots of firms wait until they need certification for a specific project to apply, but it is best to apply for the designation in advance as it is a good marketing tool for marketing your business and can lead to additional work.