How Do I Apply?
Step 1: Get Registered
Any business that wants to do business with the City of New York must register with the Vendor Enrollment Center. Log on to www.nyc.gov/selltonyc to download the Vendor Enrollment Application. When registering, please limit your NIGP code selections to those that best describe the product or services you sell.
Step 2: Get Certified
Attend a free M/WBE Certification Prep Course every 3rd Thursday of the month from 2-4 P.M. or every 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 P.M. Trained certification analysts will walk you through the application process a nd help you to avoid commonly made mistakes. Call 311 to register and ask for “Small Business Seminars” or email us.
> Standard M/WBE Application
To re-certify, the business will have to complete and submit an abbreviated version of the certification application which will be sent before the end of the business’ current certification. You may also contact the certification helpline to request a re-certification application.
You may be eligible to submit a Fast Track application if you are currently certified by any one of the following organizations:
• New York City School Construction Authority
• The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
• Women President’s Educational Organization
• New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. • New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority & Women’s Business Development (DMWBD)
Call the Certification Helpline at 212-513-6311 to request a Fast Track or Standard application.
Step 3: Get Connected
Take classes to learn about the certification and procurement process
Once certified, meet with a procurement counselor to get one-on-one guidance
Network with City buyers at exclusive matchmaking events to help your business grow
To get started doing business with the City, please visit NYC Business Solutions.