Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program (M/WBE)

M/WBE Mission

The New York City Department of Correction (Department) strives to continue the City of New York commitment to encourage a successful, competitive, and diverse business environment with special emphasis on historically underserved groups. The Department actively promotes and encourages the participation of Minority and Women-Owned Business-Enterprises (M/WBE) firms via Pre-Bid Conferences, Post Award Debriefings, M/WBE vendor events, and workshops to address the Department diverse portfolio of services and/or goods.

The Department makes good faith efforts to utilize City-Certified M/WBE vendors whenever possible and encourage M/WBEs to propose on all solicitations. For current contracting opportunities, visit the Department’s website:  DOC Contracts.


City agencies can award contracts of up to $500,000 for goods, professional services, standard services and construction directly to City-certified M/WBEs without formal competition using the M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase Method. This streamlined process makes it easier for the City to do business with M/WBEs. Don't miss out! Be ready to receive and respond to these opportunities directed specifically to our City-certified M/WBE businesses by creating an account in PASSPort today. Find the simple two-step account creation instructions here.

M/WBE Noncompetitive Method

The Department may make non-competitive small purchases of up to $500,000.00 directly from New York City-certified M/WBEs. Examples of such purchases are:

Electrical & Plumbing Supplies
IT Hardware and Software
Construction and Construction Related Services
On-Call Service/Repair of Mechanical equipment
Training and Development workshops

Opportunities for M/WBEs using this method will be posted on this website as they arise.

Networking Events

The Department’s M/WBE Compliance Officer and Procurement staff regularly attends networking events and trade organizations to promote opportunities to do business with the Department.

Training & Resources

To learn more about the NYC Construction Mentorship Program, visit SBS.

To learn more about the Bond Readiness Program, visit SBS.

Email Us

For general inquiries regarding DOC’s M/WBE Program, please e-mail