ISSUES

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Extend New York State MWBE Program beyond June 2018


Find reasonable ways to meet the Supreme Court’s “Narrow Tailoring Requirement” instead of present Personal Net Worth test


Adopt changes to New York State MWBE Program to support MWBE capacity building


Increase MWBE participation in New York State contracting programs: expand best value, discretionary spending and preferred source


Support Disparity Study recommendations on prime contracts – award evaluation points to MWBEs


Support Disparity Study recommendations on sub-contracts – meet MWBE participation goals


Streamline statewide certification process


Identify and implement MWBE program best management practices 


Expand diversity practices benefits to incentivize majority-owned firm diversity efforts, joint ventures


Speed up New York State vendor payment practices to help small businesses, including MWBEs

 
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