NYWCC works with the MWBE community, with public and private entities as
well as with the elected officials, business advocates and community organizations to
ensure the participation of M/WBE contractors and workforce in city, state and
Services provided through the MWBE Center:
- Recruitment of Women, Minority Owned and Local Firms
- M/WBE Certification
- Selling To Government
- Bonding Assistance
- Financing Assistance
- Bidding and Cost Estimating
- Proposal Writing
- Formation of Joint Ventures
- Safety and Compliance Training
- Hiring and Training
- Contract Compliance
- M/WBE Outreach/Bid Promotion
- Pre Qualification Services
- Vendor Registration
Conduct outreach and marketing activities to promote the project among desired
firms. Identify and meet with interested firms to assess their qualifications
and readiness to participate in available projects.
Offer a step-by-step review of the full M/WBE Certification process and application
and assist M/WBE eligible firms, in need of certification, submit complete
applications (?M/WBE, DBE, EBE and LBE Certification?) to the City, State and other
Offer an overview of the procurement processes and requirements for participation
in available Projects.
Focus on how to present and market a firm?s services to and the types of
marketing materials that should be provided to buyers. Attendees will learn
how to create a capability statement and present their in-person pitch to buyers.
Instruct firms on the basics of bonding, the documentation required to secure
a bond and instruct and assist them on completing the bond application.
Instruct firms on the basics of securing financing, including documentation
required to secure financing and instructions and assistance on completing a
financing application. Connect M/WBE firms with financing opportunities, if
they need funds to perform on the contract effectively and in a timely manner.
We will also assist them in completing, packaging, and submitting loan applications.
Instruct firms on bidding strategies which can be used when responding to
solicitations for the project, including pricing work, labor, taxes, insurance
and other cost elements that make up the total price submitted.
Instruct firms on how to respond to the requests for proposals, including key items
in a proposal such as approach/methodology, timeline, budget, and qualifications
of both the firm and individual team members or consultants.
Assist firms in forming joint ventures or partnerships with other firms to their
build capacity and maximize resources.
Provide OSHA Training as well as other safety and compliance training to both MWBE
firms and employees.
Assist firms in identifying and recruiting local residents to fill available job openings.
Assist with affirmative action, equal employment opportunity (AA/EEO) compliance
management and consulting for companies in the construction industry. The
center is comprised of knowledgeable professionals with significant experience
in managing and administrating affirmative action, equal employment opportunity,
and diversity programs.
Reach out to M/WBE certified companies as well as to other women and minority
owned firms with the potential to become M/WBE certified who are willing and able
to provide the necessary products and services. The MWBE Center can advertise
available bid opportunities through the organization?s M/WBE Report E-blast and
other forms of communications such as fax, phone, and direct mail.
Prequalify all firms interested in participating in public/private projects. We
will ensure that all firms have the financial and operational capacity to perform
on the contracts they wish to bid. Those who do not pass the prequalification
process will be provided with capacity building services by the center.
Assist firms with Vendor Registration with both government and private entities.