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.
Article 17-B of the Executive Law, enacted in 2014, 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. One tool authorized by the law is the use of set asides. Set asides permit the reservation in whole or in part of certain procurements by State agencies for SDVOBs. The process for managing set asides are the subject of these guidelines from the Commissioner of General Services.
As we know, a diverse business community strengthens the economy and is beneficial to the residents and businesses of our city. The implementation of the Office of Minority & Women Business Compliance (OMBC) at ECMC 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 ECMC.
Erie County Medical Center 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.
The M/WBE program is designed to assist minority- and women-owned business enterprises in providing goods and services to the hospital. In addition, the program provides workshops and seminars for minority- and women-owned businesses, and assistance with the resolution of problems and complaints relating to the M/WBE process. You do not have to be a certified minority company to do business with the Erie County Medical Center but the certification will improve your chances to participate on various contracts and provide you as the Contractor and ECMC the opportunity to report your utilization to NYS. If you wish to receive information on events and bid opportunities, please click here.
The State of New York, through its Division of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development (DMWBD), is the certifying agency for the state. For MWBE Firms who wish to certify their business the process is online and use of this link https://ny.newnycontracts.com/ will help them through the certification process or they can enroll in the ECMC 8 week MWBE Certification Seminar.
MWBE Certification Seminar
Sept 27 – Nov 15, 2018
Current Class Full
2nd Annual MWBE Week (Sept 24th – Sept 28th)
Sept 24th (Mon)
Ignite Buffalo (43North) – Nitty Gritty
ECMC – How To Respond To An RFP
Sept 25th (Tues)
SBDC – Creating a Capability Statement
Sept 26th (Wed)
Mayor Brown Proclamation Announcement
Ignite Buffalo (43North) – Financial Management for Small Business
Sept 27th (Thur)
SBA – Finance Boot Camp for Women-Owned Small Businesses
SBA – Intro to Federal Contracting (free webinar)
Sept 28th (Fri)
SBDC – Big Opportunities for Small Business
Ignite Buffalo Programming is Officially Underway!
August 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM – Small Business Banking: Cash Flow & Money Management
September 6, 2018 at 8:00 AM – Hiring for Small Businesses
September 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM – Social Media & Paid Advertising 101
September 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM – Creating a Brand for Your Small Business
September 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM – Financial Management for Small Businesses
October 10, 2018 at 8:30 AM – Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses
2018 SBA Finance Boot Camp for Women-Owned Small Businesses
Sept 13, 20 & 27th & October 4, 11, 18, 25
Women’s Business Center at Canisius College
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208
Register: Email Gregory.Lindberg@sba.gov or call (716)551-5670
Big Opportunities for Small Business – SBDC 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
8am – 12pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY 1422
2018 NYS MWBE Forum – Grow with NYS
Wednesday & Thursday, October 3rd & 4th, 2018
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
270 State Street
Albany, NY 12210
More Information: nysmwbeforum.org
2018 Veterans EXPO & Matchmaker
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8am – 12pm
Holiday Inn Rochester, NY – Downtown
70 State St.
Rochester, NY 14614
Registration Required – 2018 Veterans EXPO & Matchmaker Registration
Janique S. Curry
MWBE Compliance Coordinator