Office of Minority & Women Business Enterprises (MWBE)/Service Disabled Veterans Owned Business (SDVOB) Compliance

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.

The MWBE/SDVOB Mission

Erie County Medical Center Corporation pledges through their M/WBE/SDVOB Program to:

  • Maximize the opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises and Women’s Business Enterprises (M/WBE)/Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB) to participate in all areas contracting, including contracts for construction, design, goods and services,
  • Provide minorities and women equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the hospitals employment, contracting and purchasing programs,
  • Prohibit discrimination against a person or business in pursuit of these opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin,
  • To provide greater information, service, and responsiveness to M/WBE/SDVOB’s,
  • To increase communication between all Departments of the hospital and M/WBE/SDVOB’s.

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.

Download ECMC’s MWBE Utilization Plan Table

Download ECMC’s SDVOB Utilization Plan Table

For additional information, please contact:

Sarina M. Rohloff
Director of Procurement Compliance

Nicholas Long
Minority, Women, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise Analyst

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