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Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Goals in State Contracting

It is the policy of the Port of Oswego Authority and New York State to maximize opportunities for the participation of New York State business enterprises, including minority and women-owned business enterprises (“MWBEs”) as contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on its procurement contracts.  Pursuant to Article 15-A, § 312, 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 MWBEs, for example, through normal purchasing of supplies, travel services, and/or equipment.  Information on the availability of MWBE vendors, subcontractors, and suppliers is available from:

NYS Department of Economic Development
Empire State Development
Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
30 South Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12245
Phone: 1-800-782-8369

For additional information, including how to get certified as an M or WBE, please visit the state comptroller’s website at:

For forms related to Good Faith Efforts Documentation please contact our Purchasing Technician, Meghan Wahrendorf:
(315)343-4503 x.106

Click here to view the POA Procurement_Strategy FY 20-21.pdf
Click here to view the POA Boilerplate Language FY 20-21.pdf

New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program Approved Utilization Plans/Waivers

Click here to view the Online Utilization Plan Table FY 1819 & 1920 pdf
Click here to view the POA MWBE Utilization Plan Table_2018.pdf



The mission of the Port of Oswego Authority is to serve as an economic catalyst in the Central New York Development Council District Region by providing diversified and efficient transportation services and conducting operations in a manner that promotes regional and international growth and development while being mindful of our responsibility to serve as a steward of the environment.
Adopted - September 28, 2011
Revised - March 8, 2017

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