Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprises in State Contracting
It is the policy of the New York State Division of Human Rights and New York State to maximize opportunities for the participation of New York State business enterprises, including service disabled veteran owned business enterprises (“SDVOBs”) as contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on its procurement contracts. Pursuant to Article 17-B, § 369, of the New York State Executive Law, before award of a contract, a potential contractor must summit to the State agency an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. All work conducted under the resulting contract with the agency must be in compliance with this policy. The successful contractor is required to make good faith efforts to solicit active participation by SDVOBs, for example, through normal purchasing of supplies, travel services, and/or equipment. Information on the availability of SDVOB vendors, subcontractors, and suppliers is available from:
Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development
If you own or represent a service disabled veteran owned business, and are interested in contracting with state agencies, you should become certified as an SDVOB. Find further information at the above website or at https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans/.