Local Law 1
Local Law 1 captures eligible contracts in Goods, Construction, Professional and Standard Services. The Law establishes specific, data-backed M/WBE utilization goals based on industry and M/WBE categories. In FY 2021, the City realized 25.3% M/WBE utilization in contracting, more than triple the rate from FY 2015. The City continues to diligently work and partner with our City-certified M/WBE firms to help alleviate market disparities and provide necessary goods and services across the City. View additional details on the MWBE Reports page.
Established by Mayor de Blasio in FY 2015, with a current goal of awarding M/WBEs $25B in contracts by FY 2025. This initiative includes M/WBE participation outside the eligible industries captured under Local Law 1. MOCS tracks Citywide progress annually in the OneNYC M/WBE Bulletin. Since FY 2015 through the close of FY 2021, the City has awarded City-certified M/WBEs approximately $21.4 Billion Dollars in City contracts.
M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase Method
City agencies can award contracts of up to $500,000 for goods, professional services, standard services and construction directly to M/WBEs without formal competition using this method. This streamlined process makes it far easier for the City to do business with City-certified M/WBEs. Read more here. Don't miss out! Be ready to receive and respond to these opportunities directed specifically to our City-certified M/WBE businesses by enrolling in PASSPort. Learn more about the M/WBE Small Purchase Method here.
Technology Initiatives that Level the Playing Field
New technology platforms like PASSPort, the City’s digital Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal, provide visibility into City contracting opportunities and make it easier for small and community-based organizations to do business with the City of New York. If your business is not yet enrolled in PASSPort, do so now to ensure you are notified of future business opportunities and to participate in the procurement process. Learn more about PASSPort here.
Annual M/WBE Contracting Opportunities
MOCS publishes an annual list of anticipated competitive solicitations for each Mayoral agency that highlights potential opportunities for City-certified M/WBE participation. View the contracting opportunities here.
MOCS collaborates with M/WBEs, community leaders, City agencies and legislators to advocate for legislative and administrative changes that will spur additional M/WBE opportunities.