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 – 145. 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
LaGuardia Business Services 16th Annual Small Business & Procurement Expo June 8, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m Con Edison Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo June 15, 2018 8:00 a.m.

Binghamton University, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY

New York Power Authority, Digital and Energy Efficiency Purchasing June 21, 2018 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m

White Plains Office - Jaguar Room
123 Main Street, White Plains, NY

ESD Regional Opportunities Expo June 26, 2018 8:00 a.m.

Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY

SBS 12th Annual Citywide MWBE Procurement Fair June 27, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10286
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo June 28, 2018 8:00 a.m.

SUNY Old Westbury, 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY

ESD Regional Opportunities Expo July 10, 2018 8:00 a.m. Crowne Plaza, 701 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo July 12, 2018 8:00a.m. Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Floyd Avenue, Rome, NY
ESD Regional Opportunities Expo July 19, 2018 8:00 a.m. Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY
SBA Albany Matchmaker July 24, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Albany Marriot, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

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