Additional M/WBE Related Information

Upfront Capital Loan

DCAS is pleased to participate in a new service offered by the Department of Small Business Services, called Upfront Capital Loan, which provides short-term, working-capital for upfront expenses, such as insurance, labor and equipment, for M/WBEs and other experienced small businesses awarded contracts with City agencies. Find out more about NYC Upfront Capital Loan now!

"Compete to Win"

For technical assistance and to learn how M/WBEs can "Compete to Win" City contracts, visit NYC Business Solutions.

Subcontractors Resource Guide

To get information on certification, best practices for government contracting, and access to capital, visit the Subcontractors Resource Guide.

View the Online Directory of Certified M/WBEs

To better promote the City’s certified vendors and to make it easy for both Prime Contractors and Agency Buyers to find them, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) maintains an Online Directory of Certified Businesses, which includes a detailed profile of each company. Through inclusion in the directory, vendors can market their goods, services, and experience directly to purchasing agents who may not be familiar with their company.

You can search the list of Online Directory of Certified Businesses by business description, commodity code(s), or previous contract size.

Prime Contractors are encouraged to contact SBS for:

  • assistance with completing Schedule B – Subcontractor Utilization Plans
  • assistance identifying eligible M/WBE vendors
  • and/or assistance verifying a firm’s certification status

To do so, e-mail inquiries to Small Business Services.