Local Law 1
Established in 2013, captures eligible contracts in Goods, Construction, Professional and Standard Services. Local Law 1 establishes specific, data-backed M/WBE utilization goals based on industry and M/WBE categories. These goals are the basis for the City’s commitment to award M/WBEs 30% of the value of all LL1 City contracts by Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. In FY 2020, the City realized 27.9% M/WBE utilization in contracting, more than tripling the rate in just five years. View the report here.
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 2020, the City has awarded City-certified M/WBEs more than $17.1 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 businesses 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.
Click here to watch this 15-minute PASSPort Account Creation Workshop video to create a PASSPort account now. The Account Creation One-Page Guide also provides simple step-by-step instructions.
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.