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MWBE Important Information

It is the University's policy to take affirmative action to ensure that New York State certified minority and women - owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) are given the opportunity to provide the University with commodities and services at competitive prices .

NYS, the Governor's Office and the SUNY Board of Trustees have established a goal that 30% of all purchases be made with certified NYS Minority and Women owned businesses (MWBE's).

All personnel purchasing for their departments are to search the Department of Economic Development's MWBE directory and encouraged to make their procurement with a certified NYS MWBE. Please review attached links listed below relating to M/WBE program procedures and directory searches. Please see the attached listing of MWBE products and services for commonly used items.

Good Faith Effort

NYS Executive Law Article 15-A and University policy require campuses, and the vendors and contractors (vendors) with whom they do business, to make a good faith effort to procure materials, supplies, equipment and services (including printing) from NYS certified minority or women-owned businesses(M/WBEs) and meet University established goals for M/WBE participation in contracts

Related Policies

Questions related the the MWBE program can be directed to Michael Standridge at (631) 632-6046  or