Identifying M/WBEs

This page includes resources for developers and general contractors in search of certified M/WBEs to perform work on their projects.

Certified Contractor Directories

Developers and general contractors that need help identifying certified professional service providers or contractors can view M/WBE certifying directories including those listed below:

Prequalified Lists

Additionally, other City and State agencies maintain lists of pre-qualified M/WBEs that perform construction work. Here are a few resources for the NY metro area:

AgencyType of List
NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) DDC maintains a number of prequalified list of contractors, some of which are M/WBEs. These lists include firms that can perform general construction duties or that specialize in plumbing, mechanical, or electrical work.
NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Through the ConstructNYC program EDC maintains a prequalified list of minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses that can perform construction work.
NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) SCA maintains a database of prequalified contractors, some of which are M/WBEs. You can search for firms by specialty, which include plumbing, HVAC, or electrical work.
NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) HCR maintains a list of NYS certified M/WBEs that have worked on HCR-funded projects. HCR also prequalifies professional service providers that can assist with your project.
Port Authority of NY and NJ (PANYNJ) PANYNJ maintains a database of contractors that registered with PANYNJ. You can search for a firm by trade specialty, which include and are not limited to: asbestos removal, concrete, demolition, electric, elevator installation, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, roofing, and steel fabrication.

Trade Associations

A number of trade associations support M/WBEs performing construction activities. These organizations may be a start to identifying more M/WBEs. Additionally, these associations listed below may hold events, which may be good opportunities to network with M/WBEs.