City certification is another tool M/WBEs can utilize to successfully compete in the market. The biggest value of certification comes from LL1 a City requirement that directs buyers at City agencies to buy more goods and services from certified M/WBE vendors. In addition, City-certified M/WBEs are added to the NYC Online Directory of Certified Companies that give M/WBEs the opportunity to market themselves to City buyers through the electronic directory. City agencies and contractors can easily search M/WBEs that offer specific goods or services on this electronic directory.
Visit the NYC Online Certification Portal to get certified.
SBS also conducts Certification Workshops once a month at the Department of Small Business Services (110 William St. between Fulton and John). To sign up for a workshop, please email the M/WBE program at MWBE@SBS.nyc.gov
To qualify for certification into the M/WBE program, a company must be: