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

Participation opportunities for certified business enterprises
Minority and Women-Owned, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Equal Employment Opportunity

Overview

EFC 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 EFC contracts as well as contracts that receive financial assistance through EFC's various programs. As such, EFC complies with, and requires all contractors and subcontractors working on EFC 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 more information regarding the MWBE and/or DBE program, see EFC's Terms and Conditions.

    Bid Opportunities: State-Funded Projects

    While EFC does not directly contract for the projects we fund, our recipients contract directly with multiple businesses and vendors to progress and complete their infrastructure projects.

    What vendors are needed?

    The need for vendors includes, but is not limited to: Construction, Engineering, Finance, Legal, & Other Professional Services.

    Where can I find lists of potential projects?

    Intended Use Plans (IUP) are published annually to list requests by municipalities for funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). They list water cleaning projects and drinking water projects that have the potential to advance to construction in a given year.

    View the Clean Water IUP View the Drinking Water IUP

    Bid Opportunities: Corporate Procurements

    EFC encourages MWBE participation in its corporate procurements which average approximately $5 million in expenditures each year.

    What vendors are needed?

    The need for vendors includes, but is not limited to: Audits, Engineer Consulting, Financial Advisement, IT, Legal, Underwriting & Other Professional Services.

    Where can I find bid requests?

    EFC publishes requests for proposals on its website and and in the New York State Contract Reporter.

    View RFPs

    Program Specific Participation Goals

    Program

    MWBE Combined Goal*

    Clean Water SRF
    Drinking Water SRF
    Green Innovation Grant Program

    20%
    NYS WIIA Grants 
    (also receiving EFC loan)

    Clean Water project: 23%
    Drinking Water project: 26%

    NYS Intermunicipal Grants Clean Water project: 24%
    Drinking Water project: 24%
    NYS Financial Assistance Only 30%
    Engineering Planning Grant 30%

     

    *May be any combination of MBE an/or WBE participation.

    For contracts entered into by EFC for its corporate operations, EFC has established a 30% total MWBE goal, comprised of a 15% MBE goal and a 15% WBE goal. 

      State and Federal Non-Discriminatory Provisions

      EFC requires all contractors and subcontractors working on EFC contracts, as well as project receiving EFC financial assistance, 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 work force on contracts and subcontracts relating to EFC-funded projects. 

      Forms

      EEO Forms and Guidance

      The following contains required EEO forms and guidance that should be used for compliance and reporting purposes.  For the EEO Workforce Employment Utilization Report, please follow the instructions and use the link below for submissions.

      *Please Note: EEO Reporting requirements have changed beginning December 2020. Please reach out to the Minority Business Officer at the project municipality to determine whether EEO reporting is still required on your project.

      Submit

      Submit your Equal Employment Opportunity Workforce Utilization Report here:

      Report Submission