Disadvantaged/Minority/Women-Owned Business Opportunities

NYC Parks has created a centralized unit to focus on all aspects of Disadvantaged/Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (D/MWBE) participation by increasing D/M/WBE participation on our Capital Construction and Consultant Contracts. Parks hosts many events throughout the year to promote networking opportunities with general contractors. NYC Parks encourages D/M/WBE firms to reach out to general contractors for potential subcontracting opportunities.


NYC Parks attends several events throughout the year to discuss procurement opportunities with the D/M/WBE community. For more information regarding networking or D/M/WBE events, please contact the NYC Parks D/M/WBE Unit at DMWBE.Capital@parks.nyc.gov, or visit the Citywide M/WBE Events listing.

Join the Prequalified List (PQL)

NYC Parks has established a list of prequalified firms designed to infuse more D/M/WBE participation into the agency's capital contracts. Download the PQL Application.

New York D/M/WBE Certification

To perform work on contracts as a D/MWBE firm, you will need to be certified by the City of New York. To learn more about the New York City M/WBE certification process or to obtain the certification application, visit the NYC Small Business Services website. Financial resources are available to qualified firms, including the Bond Collateral Assistance Fund and the Contract Financing Loan Fund.

To learn about the New York State and Federal D/M/WBE certification process, please visit the New York State M/WBE Directory. You can also visit the New York State Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprises website.

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