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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 NYC Parks, D/M/WBE Unit at

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.

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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