The Division of Labor Services (DLS) also known as the Labor Services Unit, ensures that jobs created by New York City contracts, Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program (ICIP) and the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP) are available to all qualified individuals regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status. DLS helps contractors implement fair employment policies and practices, and assists them in their efforts to increase the representation of minorities and women in their workforce.
DLS enforces Executive Order No. 50, which requires City contractors comply with federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations. Prior to the award of a City contract or ICIP/ICAP benefit, a contractor must submit an Employment Report containing information on their employment policies and practices and workforce composition. DLS will analyze the report to determine if the contractor maintains nondiscriminatory hiring and employment practices. The following contractors must submit an Employment Report to DLS.
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THE LUCRATIVE BENEFITS PROVIDED UNDER ICAP.
Local Law 67 of 2008 requires that all industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP) beneficiaries include City-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) firms on construction projects for which tax abatements are granted. City-certified M/WBE's looking for contracting opportunities on these projects click here.
To search for firms by commodity codes, locations, and key words go to: www.nyc.gov/buycertified.
Supply and Services Contractors
The following forms must be submitted for contracts over $100K. See instructions.
The following forms must be submitted for construction contracts. See instructions.
Federally assisted contracts:
City or state funded contracts:
Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program (ICIP) and Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP)
The following forms must be submitted for ICAP construction contracts. See instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program ICIP
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