By creating an equitable and competitive environment, the Department of Buildings continues the City’s efforts to develop, broaden and facilitate innovative practices, procedures and initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion. The Department is committed to its role in advancing procurement opportunities for NYC certified Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE).
Minority and woman-owned businesses that want to do business with New York City government can receive certification. To qualify, businesses must be:
- At least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a minority or a woman
- In business for at least 1 year
- Located in New York City or have a significant tie to the City's business community
You can determine eligibility and submit a portion of your M/WBE Certification application online.