Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law was signed on July, 19, 1988. Under this statute, State Agencies are charged with establishing employment and business participation goals for minorities and women. These laws were enacted to promote equality of economic opportunity for minority group members and women and to eradicate barriers that have unreasonably impeded access by M/WBEs to State contracting activities.
Veterans’ Service Law Article 3 of the Executive Law, enacted in 2023, provides for more meaningful participation in public procurement by Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs), thereby further integrating such businesses into New York State’s economy.
As we know, a diverse business community strengthens the economy and is beneficial to the residents and businesses of our city. The Procurement Compliance Department at ECMCC will actively ensure minority business enterprises and service disabled veterans have a fair share to participate in business opportunities & procurement in construction, goods and professional services at ECMCC.
Erie County Medical Center Corporation pledges through their M/WBE/SDVOB Program to:
Our policies and practices are not intended in any manner to require contracts be awarded to anyone other than the lowest responsive responsible bidder and are not to supersede the requirement of any federal or state law or rules, regulations and policies adopted pursuant thereto.