Minority and Women-Owned, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Equal Employment Opportunity

ORDA is committed to promoting participation opportunities for New York State (“State”) certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises (“MWBEs”) and federal disadvantaged business enterprises (“DBEs”), and equal employment opportunities (“EEO”) for minority group members and women in the performance of ORDA contracts. As such, ORDA complies with, and requires all contractors and subcontractors working on ORDA contracts as well as projects receiving EFC financial assistance to comply with, State Executive Law Article 15-A, Title 5 NYCRR Parts 140-145, and Title 40 CFR Part 33, as applicable.

For contracts entered into by ORDA for its corporate operations, ORDA has established a 30% total MWBE goal, comprised of a 5% MBE goal and a 25% WBE goal as well as a 6% service-disabled veteran business goal.

ORDA also requires all contractors and subcontractors working on ORDA contracts, to comply with State and federal non-discriminatory provisions. Contractors and subcontractors:

  1. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status, military status, or domestic violence victim status against any employee or applicant for employment;
  2. shall undertake or continue existing programs of affirmative action to ensure that minority group members and women are afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination; and
  3. shall make and document conscientious and active efforts to employ and utilize minority group members and women in the workforce on contracts and subcontracts relating to ORDA-funded projects.

How to Become Certified

For more information on how to become a certified MWBE, visit the Empire State Development website here.

For more information on how to become a certified SDVOB, visit the NY Office of General Services website here.


Use the following links to view MWBE and SDVOB Directories, Interested Bidders List and Waivers & Utilization Plan for ORDA.


Below you’ll find some of the resources for current procurement opportunities for MWBE and/or SDVOB.

Utilization Plans & Other Reports

View the Current Approved MWBE / SDVOB Utilization Plans & Waivers here.

Below please find our Quarterly Discretionary Purchases Report:

OrganizationAddressPrimary ContactDiscretionary Purchases ListCategory
NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority37 Church Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Nicole Fosco
Administrative & TechnicalCommodities
   Apparel, Textile & LeatherCommodities
   Educational & RecreationalCommodities
   Facilities, Maintenance, Repair & Building OperationsCommodities
   Food, Beverages, Commissary & VendingCommodities
   Fuels & LubricantsCommodities
   Medical & Health CareCommodities
   Medical & Laboratory EquipmentCommodities
   Office & Residential Furniture, Supplies & EquipmentCommodities
   Safety & SecurityCommodities

Outreach Events

Other upcoming events for MWBE / SDVOB will be published here as more information becomes available.