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Contract, Bid & Grant Opportunities

The New York State Department of Labor purchases a variety of goods and services from the business community. These links will connect you with contract, bid and grant information:

  • Open Book New York – Look at active New York State contracts, see who is doing business with the state, and more.
  • Contract Reporter – New York State’s official publication for state bid opportunities
  • Grants Gateway – New York State’s Grant opportunities
  • Contract System - New York State’s Contract System (NYSCS) is utilized by those agencies and authorities that are subject to Article 15-A. The NYSCS streamlines New York State’s Minority and Women Business Enterprises’ certification process and procurement opportunities, as well as outreach and program notices.

Vendor Responsibility

Article 11 of the New York State Finance Law requires that competitive bids be awarded to responsive and responsible bidders. In order to fulfill this requirement, you must complete the Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire. By signing a bid proposal, bidders hereby authorize the Department to review any records in its possession concerning bidder’s organization, including, but not limited to, wage records, Unemployment Insurance records, public works records, labor standards records, and safety and health records. Based on the responses the bidder provides, the Department will determine whether the bidder’s organization is a responsible bidder.

Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire

MWBE Administration

The New York State Department of Labor, as part of its responsibility, recognizes the need to promote the employment of minority group members and women, and ensure that certified minority and women-owned business enterprises have opportunities for maximum feasible participation in the performance of Department of Labor contracts.

For more information on the New York State Department of Labor’s MWBE Program, please contact the MWBE Administrator:

Amanda Chrysler
NYS Department of Labor
State Office Campus, Bldg 12, Room 454
Albany, New York 12240
(518) 457-0620 (fax)
Labor.sm.MWBEAdmin@labor.ny.gov (email)

MWBE Administration Forms

The MWBE Administrative forms are used by contractors/firms/vendors for New York State Department of Labor contracts that are subject to Article 15-A. All forms are fill-in Microsoft Word documents.

MWBE100 (MS Word) - MWBE Utilization Plan
MWBE101 (MS Word) - Application for Waiver of MWBE Participation Goal
MWBE105 (MS Word) - MWBE Quarterly Compliance Report
EEO100 (MS Word) - Equal Employment Opportunity Staffing Plan

SDVOB Administration

The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act (PDF), signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on May 12, 2014, allows eligible business owners to become certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) in order to increase participation in New York State's contracting opportunities.

Becoming a NYS SDVOB Certified firm

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