Supplier Diversity

The New York Power Authority and NYS Canal Corporation prioritize the inclusion of diverse and local businesses within its contracting portfolio to support the economic vibrancy and vitality of the New York State.

The Supplier Diversity Team creates opportunities for minority, women, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and small/local businesses to participate in our projects as Tier 1 prime contractors and Tier 2 subcontractors. Our actions power a brighter future while ensuring equity and inclusion for all New Yorkers.

Program Highlights

$1.8B+

Spent with Diverse + Small Biz

204

Direct Contracts Awarded to MWBEs + SDVOBs in 2023

$136M+

Spent with MWBEs & SDVOBs in 2023

New York State Certification

Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE):

We recognize New York State MWBE certifications issued by Empire State Development Corporation. We do not accept any other certifications for utilization credit. To determine if your firm is eligible for NYS certification, please visit the NYS Certification Assessment tool or review the MWBE Certification Checklist. To apply for NYS certification, please visit the NYS Contract System.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB):

We recognize New York State SDVOB certifications issued by the NYS Office of General Services. We do not accept federal certifications for utilization credit. Please visit the OGS Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development website to determine eligibility and apply for NYS certification.

NYS Small Business:

NYPA will identify if your firm may be considered a NYS small business with an owner that is a resident of New York State, independently owned and operated, with 300 or fewer employees, and not dominant in its field. Contact NYPA's Supplier Relationship Management at PreBid@nypa.gov for additional information.

Before You Get Started

Get Prepared:

  • Learn about current NYPA and Canals advertised procurements posted on the NYS Contract Reporter (nyscr.ny.gov) and/or on nypa.gov/procurement.
  • Send your firm’s capability statement or request a Supplier Capability Meeting by emailing SRM@nypa.gov to present your firm to our Supplier Diversity team and key stakeholders
  • Meet us at our outreach events to learn more about upcoming projects. Visit nypa.gov/supplierdiversity for upcoming events
  • If applicable, obtain NYS MWBE and/or SDVOB certifications, and grow your capacity through our business development programs.

Register, Access and Compete:

  • Register on NYPA’s e-procurement system to be invited to compete on projects or express interest in a specific opportunity.
  • If you are interested in a specific opportunity and would like to access the solicitation documents, contact NYPARFQ@nypa.gov to be invited to the “Bid Event” in NYPA’s e-Procurement platform.
  • Contact your local APEX Accelerators (www.apexaccelerators.us/) or NYS Empire State Development's Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers (esd.ny.gov/entrepreneurship-assistance-centers) for free assistance with technical assistance to respond to NYPA and Canals solicitations
  • Consider NYS Empire State Development – NYS Contractor Financing Program (https://esd.ny.gov/nys-contractor-financing-program) for working capital needs.
  • Not considered for an award? Request a debrief directly with the Designated Contact Person through the Ariba platform and include SRM@nypa.gov and Supplier.Diversity@nypa.gov..

Perform on the Contract and Get Paid:

  • Perform on the contract. Communicate often and early with the program manager. For any questions or concerns, email Supplier.Diversity@nypa.gov. Confirm registration for ACH Payments by emailing Supplier.Diversity@nypa.gov. Otherwise, you will be paid via paper check.
  • Review AP remittance information on contract and purchase order documents. For assistance contact APInquiry@nypa.gov.

Get Prepared

Get Prepared:

  • Learn about current NYPA and Canals advertised procurements posted on the NYS Contract Reporter (nyscr.ny.gov) and/or on nypa.gov/procurement.
  • Send your firm’s capability statement or request a Supplier Capability Meeting by emailing SRM@nypa.gov to present your firm to our Supplier Diversity team and key stakeholders
  • Meet us at our outreach events to learn more about upcoming projects. Visit nypa.gov/supplierdiversity for upcoming events
  • If applicable, obtain NYS MWBE and/or SDVOB certifications, and grow your capacity through our business development programs.

Register Access and Compete

Register, Access and Compete:

  • Register on NYPA’s e-procurement system to be invited to compete on projects or express interest in a specific opportunity.
  • If you are interested in a specific opportunity and would like to access the solicitation documents, contact NYPARFQ@nypa.gov to be invited to the “Bid Event” in NYPA’s e-Procurement platform.
  • Contact your local APEX Accelerators (www.apexaccelerators.us/) or NYS Empire State Development's Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers (esd.ny.gov/entrepreneurship-assistance-centers) for free assistance with technical assistance to respond to NYPA and Canals solicitations
  • Consider NYS Empire State Development – NYS Contractor Financing Program (https://esd.ny.gov/nys-contractor-financing-program) for working capital needs.
  • Not considered for an award? Request a debrief directly with the Designated Contact Person through the Ariba platform and include SRM@nypa.gov and Supplier.Diversity@nypa.gov..

Perform on the Contract and Get Paid

Perform on the Contract and Get Paid:

  • Perform on the contract. Communicate often and early with the program manager. For any questions or concerns, email Supplier.Diversity@nypa.gov. Confirm registration for ACH Payments by emailing Supplier.Diversity@nypa.gov. Otherwise, you will be paid via paper check.
  • Review AP remittance information on contract and purchase order documents. For assistance contact APInquiry@nypa.gov.

Meet the Team at an Outreach Event

Important Notice

NYPA and Canals (the “Authority”) procurements are subject to applicable laws, regulations, and the Authority’s policies and procedures, as may be in effect from time to time (“Requirements”). This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide a comprehensive description of such Requirements, and any Requirements described on the website, in similar Authority materials, or on other Authority’s websites, are subject to change without notice, and additional or other Requirements may apply. Suppliers are responsible for informing themselves of and complying with all applicable Requirements and the provisions of any application solicitation document or contract. Nothing herein guarantees the award of any Authority contract.