MWBE / SDVOB
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:
- 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;
- 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
- 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 M/WBE, 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 M/WBE and SDVOB Directories, as well as the Interested Bidders List for ORDA.
Below you’ll find some of the resources for current procurement opportunities for M/WBE 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:
|Organization||Address||Primary Contact||Discretionary Purchases List||Category|
|NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority||2634 Main Street|
Lake Placid, NY 12946
|Administrative & Technical||Commodities|
|Apparel, Textile & Leather||Commodities|
|Educational & Recreational||Commodities|
|Facilities, Maintenance, Repair & Building Operations||Commodities|
|Food, Beverages, Commissary & Vending||Commodities|
|Fuels & Lubricants||Commodities|
|Medical & Health Care||Commodities|
|Medical & Laboratory Equipment||Commodities|
|Office & Residential Furniture, Supplies & Equipment||Commodities|
|Safety & Security||Commodities|
Annual Minority, Women and Service Disabled Businesses Matchmaker and Opportunities Forum
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 1:00 – 4:30 PM | Whiteface Mountain Cafeteria, 5021 State Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
ORDA is looking for you!
The 2021 Matchmaker is your chance to meet one on one with prime contractors and purchasing officials from ORDA, including: New York State Office of General Services Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development, New York State Empire State Development Minority and Women Business Development Division and purchasing officials from the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority.
ORDA purchasing officials will be on hand to discuss upcoming contracting opportunities with ORDA. To register as an attendee or an exhibitor please email the appropriate form (see below) to: Ginny MacCallum – firstname.lastname@example.org Attendance is free!
Other upcoming events for M/WBE/SDVOB will be published here as more information becomes available.