Monday, January 12th, the
Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is celebrating Minority and
Women-owned Business Enterprises during a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 515 Malcolm X
Boulevard in Harlem.
This is the fourth annual Celebrating New York City’s M/WBE’s awards reception.
We invite you to join us.
The City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic
Development Robert C. Lieber and SBS Commissioner Robert W. Walsh will be
speaking at the event, which is expected to draw several hundred guests.
Since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
signed Local Law 129 in 2005, City agencies aim to buy more goods and services
from certified Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises
(M/WBE). This program means more opportunities for certified M/WBEs to bid on
public contracts, expand their business, and effectively contribute to the
City's economy. This program has opened the doors for many small businesses to
grow during this economic climate.
more go to nyc.gov/buycertified.
Tonight, four M/WBEs, the
Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) & the City’s
Chief Procurement Officer as well as two City agencies (Human Resources
Administration & Department of Citywide Administrative
) will be recognized during
“We are not only recognizing the
exemplary work of these small businesses, but the City agencies that have gone
above and beyond expectations to create these opportunities,” said Small
Business Services Commissioner Robert Walsh.
NYC Agency M/WBE
Advocate of the Year:
- Department of
City-Wide Administrative Services - In
Fiscal Year 2008, DCAS made extraordinary efforts and achieved outstanding
success in the award of micro purchases to M/WBEs. Specifically, DCAS
awarded 54% of its micro purchases, totaling $746,519 to M/WBEs.
- Human Resources
Administration - In Fiscal Year 2008, HRA had outstanding
success in making awards of contracts between $100,000 and $1 million to
M/WBEs. Specifically, HRA awarded 59% of such contracts, totaling
$1,692,547 to M/WBEs.
New York City
Agency M/WBE Advocate of the Year
- Marla G.
Simpson, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) and the
City’s Chief Procurement Officer,
Marla has dedicated herself to
providing a more competitive, effective and efficient procurement system so
that the City can obtain quality services, construction and supplies from
responsible contractors at a fair price. Marla has been a consistent supporter
of the MWB/E initiative and has worked tirelessly in a myriad of ways,
including the development of Local Law 129 of 2005. Marla has been a
reliable partner, a forceful advocate and friend to the M/WBE
MWBE Rising Star
- Centro Dental
Dominicano – Dr. Teodoro Regus, New York, NY
Kennedy Landscape Architects - Elizabeth J. Kennedy,
MWBE of the
Associates - Beatriz Manetta, New Jersey
- Caples Jefferson -
Jefferson and Sara Elizabeth Caples, New York, NY