Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises

MWBE Certification Information
Contractor Responsibilities
City of Albany Bids

Welcome to the City of Albany Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program. 

The City of Albany recognizes the need to promote MWBE involvement in city public works contracts. By law, City-funded construction contracts are required to have 7.5% of the contract paid to MWBEs, and 17.8% of the labor be performed by minorities and/or women.

To facilitate this participation, the City publishes a directory of construction-related businesses that have been certified as legitimate MWBEs. Contractors on City-funded contracts hire subcontractors from this list. Businesses whose owner is a member of a recognized minority or a woman can apply for certification to be included on this list. Click here for more information on MWBE Certification. The link to the certification application is under “MWBE Documents” (below).

Both contractors and MWBE subcontractors must meet certain responsibilities. For more information, see the “Contractor Responsibilities” page

Download the Directory of Certified MWBEs.

M/WBE Documents

Compliance Reports

Helpful Links:

City of Albany

City of Albany Bids: To see the bids, scroll down under “Legal Notices”; to download the bids, fill out the “File Download Request Form”.
City of Albany RFPs
Albany Community Development Agency
Capitalize Albany Corporation

Additional Resources:

Albany County Division of Affirmative Action
Capital District Black Chamber of Commerce
Capital District Chapter, National Association of Women in Construction
Capital Region Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
Capital Region Workforce Investment Board, CoA Department of Youth and Workforce Services
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Community Development Clinic, Albany Law School
Community Loan Fund
Downtown Albany Business Improvement District
NYS Empire State Development MWBE Program
New York State Comptroller
New York State Contract System
Small Business Development Center
Starting a Small Business
Women-Owned Business: How to Get Started Guide

For questions or information, please contact the City of Albany M/WBE Office:
City Hall Room 307
24 Eagle St., Albany NY 12207
518-407-0255