Navigating NYS MWBE Certification.
      New System. New Process. Fully Integrated Online Application.

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New Certifications

Never Applied for MWBE Certification with New York State?

  • Is your firm currently/previously certified with NYS
    • ...and seeking re-certification? Click Here
    • ...and your firm is seeking to update or expand your online profile? Click Here

New York State MWBE program Eligibility Requirements: Click Here


New Applicants:


In order to streamline the certification process for firms seeking certification with NYS, we have created various 'short form applications' (Fast Track Applications) for firms that hold other certifications.

Firms using a Fast Track Application are subject to all NYS eligibility requirements, and may be denied certification with NYS, even if certified by one of our certification partners.

In all instances, NYS reserves the right to request additional documents, or a full application from any applicant, regardless of application type or method.

New York State has four applications for first time applicants seeking certification with NYS. Please review all four options below to determine which type of application your firm can submit.


Four Application Options:

 


Option 1

Who can use this application:
 
  • Available to all eligible firms
  • This is the only application option for firms with no other certifications
  • Out of State Firms can use this application, but must have "Authority to do Business in New York State" from the NYS Dept. of State prior to submitting any application for MWBE certification.

Benefits of completing this application:
 
  • One Stop Application containing 2 Optional Addendums:
    • Port Authority of New York / New Jersey (for MWBE Certification only)
    • New York City Small Business Services* (for MWBE Certification only)
    • Joint Certification Committee of Erie County and City of Buffalo** (for MWBE Certification only)
       
  • If your firm becomes certified with NYS, we will forward the application to the other MWBE programs for review; you can become certified with three MWBE programs with one application.

*Please note: New York City's MWBE Certification only accepts applications from a limited geographic area. To learn more: Click Here

** Please note: Joint Certification Committee of Erie County and City of Buffalo only accepts applications from a limited geographic area, firm must be located in the County of Erie.


New Application

One Stop Application:
Three Certification Programs
 

 

 




 

 

 


Option 2

Who can use this application:
 
  • Available to all eligible firms actively part of the Federal 8(a) Business Development Program
  • This is the only application option for firms with no other certifications
  • Out of State Firms can use this application, but must have "Authority to do Business in New York State" from the NYS Dept. of State prior to submitting any application for MWBE certification.

Benefits of completing this application:
 
  • Short Form, with less supporting documents.
  • Recognizes firms from throughout the country

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program
Fast Track Application




 

 


Option 3

Who can use this application:
 
  • Available to all eligible firms currently certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)  by any DBE Unified Certification Program (UCP) Program, Nationwide
  • Out of State Firms can use this application, but must have "Authority to do Business in New York State" from the NYS Dept. of State prior to submitting any application for MWBE certification.

Benefits of completing this application:
 
  • Short Form, with less supporting documents.
  • Accept firms from any DBE UCP Programs nationwide

DBE Certified
Fast Track Application





 

 


Option 4

Who can use this application:
 
  • Available ONLY to NYS Based * MWBE certified eligible firms
  • Firms must be certified with one of our certification partners listed below
  • Out of State Firms cannot use this application.
     

*Subject to verification with NYS Department of State

Benefits of completing this application:
 
  • Short Form, with less supporting documents.
  • Many regional and New York municipal certification programs are recognized using this application.
  • This application is only available to New York State based firms actively certified by one of the programs listed below.

NYS MWBE Certified
Fast Track Application

 






 

 

 

 

Certification Partners:
Joint Certification Committee of Erie County and City of Buffalo
New York City Small Business Services
NY/NJ Minority Supplier Development Council
The Women's President Educational Organization
Port Authority of NY / NJ (MWBE Certified Firms Only**)

**DBE Certified firms should complete the "Option Three" above for DBE certified firms.

 

Navigating NYS MWBE Certification.
      New System. New Process. Fully Integrated Online Application.

ny.newnycontracts.com

Currently / Previously Certified with NYS? New Applicant? Never Certified with NYS?
Expired, Expiring Firms seeking Recertification
Guidelines for Updating an Online Profile
Download Instructions to Access Your Account
NYS Certification Eligibility Requirements
First Time Applicants with New York State
Personal Net Worth Restriction Out of State Firms
Attachment A Personal Net Worth Affidavit
Attachment B Personal Net Worth Worksheet
* Use Attachment B to determine your personal net worth, you will find detailed instructions below
Attachment B Worksheet Instructions
Waiver of the personal net worth requirement for applications to certify utility system construction enterprises as MWBEs
Waiver of the personal net worth requirement for applications to certify electricity distribution enterprises as MWBEs
Waiver of the personal net worth requirement for applications to certify natural gas distribution enterprises as MWBEs
• Must obtain Authority to do Business in NYS from the NYS Dept. of State Prior to applying for certification
Small Business Requirement
• Firms must have no more than 300 Full Time Equivalent Employees
Waiver of the small business requirement for applications to certify electrical supply enterprises as MWBEs
MWBE Certification Appeal Hearings
Recommended Orders


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