Office of General Services

Office of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Office of Minority- and Women-Owned
Business Enterprises



The Office of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is responsible for ensuring that the Office of General Services (OGS) and its hosted agencies comply with the provisions of New York State Executive Law, Article 15A and the rules and regulations set forth in 5NYCRR, Part 140 – 144. These policies are intended to promote and encourage participation by minority and women-owned businesses in state contracting opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Key Services 

Upcoming Events - Come Out and Meet Us! 

Event Date Time Location
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo - NYC/Bronx April 13, 2017 Lehman College, Music Building, 250 Bedford Park Blvd, West, Bronx, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo-Finger Lakes/Rochester April 20, 2017 Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut Street, Rochester NY
2017 Small Business Matchmaker & Expo May 10, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Buffalo, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo-North Country/Plattsburgh May 18, 2017 Clinton Community College, Stafford Technology Center; 136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo-Southern Tier/Elmira June 1, 2017 The Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo-Syracuse/Central NY June 22, 2017 The Oncenter, Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY

Compliance and Reporting Forms 

OGS Compliance and Reporting Forms for Commodity & Service Contracts, Consultant Contracts, and Construction Contracts.

Compliance and Reporting Forms

Utilization Plan Postings 

See utilization plans submitted by bidders for OGS contracts including commodities, services, technology, consultants and construction. OGS also posts utilization plans for its hosted agencies, including Division of State Liquor Authority, Alcohol and Beverage Control, Board of Elections, and Division of Veterans' Affairs.

Utilization Plans

Get MWBE Certified 

Empire State Development's Division of Minority and Women's Business Development certifies minority and women-owned businesses. Learn more about eligibility, application options – including fast track application, and how to apply on the Empire State Development website.

MWBE Online Certification Application

Find Certified MWBE Firms 

Search Empire State Development's online directory for certified MWBE firms.

Directory of Certified MWBE Firms

Find Business Opportunities 

  1. Learn how New York State buys goods and services, and where to look for opportunities - download the definitive Guide to Doing Business With New York State.
  2. Register your business on the New York State Contract Reporter to receive email notifications of opportunities in your business area. The Contract Reporter is the official online publication of state contracting opportunities.
  3. OGS Design & Construction
  4. OGS Centralized Contracts Bid Calendar


Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
New York State Office of General Services
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Tel: (518) 486-9284
Fax: (518) 486-9285