The Department's Procurement Office is responsible for procuring goods and services through micro purchases valued at up to $20,000; small purchases of up to $100,000; and formal contracts for services valued at over $100,000.
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).
The City's M/WBE program, enacted by the NYC City Council and signed by the Mayor as Local Law 129 of 2005, as amended by Local Law 1 of 2013 is designed to promote government contracting opportunities for businesses owned by minorities and women.
Minority and woman-owned businesses that want to do business with New York City government must be certified by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Once certified, a firm is listed in the SBS Directory which is used by all City Agencies and contractors. To qualify, businesses must be:
You can determine eligibility and submit a portion of your M/WBE Certification application online.
For additional information on the M/WBE Program, and to determine if your business qualifies, visit nyc.gov/getcertified. You can also obtain an application for certification by calling the Certification Hotline at (212) 513-6311 or visiting nyc.gov/sbs.