DASNY is committed to diversity and inclusion in all of our procurements. For our financial and professional services procurements, DASNY sets MWBE participation goals for this work and we encourage MWBE involvement with our underwriters, bond counsel, broker-dealers, accounting firms and other service providers.
For procurements, we require our construction contractors and professional service providers to utilize qualified MWBE firms. DASNY’s statewide goal for MWBE participation is 30 percent; with a target goal of 18 percent MBE and 12 percent WBE, attained through contracting, subcontracting, and the purchase of materials and services.
DASNY has staff members dedicated to supporting the MWBE community. Opportunity Programs Group (OPG) staff is assigned to projects, and are active in the field. OPG staff is engaged in outreach, planning and executing MWBE workshops, contract compliance and dispute resolution as required. Staff also participate in various city, state and private MWBE conferences and often moderate and participate on industry-specific panels.
Programs for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) | PDF