Lesson series

MWBE Utilization

4-week training program for NYS MWBE businesses that would like to maximize their NYS certification.

Session 1 - Business Planning for Contracting

Thursday, March 28, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

In this session participants will be provided with an overview of how to modify your business and financial model to accommodate the unique components of government contracting.
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Session 2 - MWBE Best Practices

Thursday, April 4, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

In this session participants will be provided with an overview of best practices including:

  • Procurement Basics
  • MWBE Resources
  • Creating Your MWBE Profiles
  • Project Planning

Session 3 - All about the RFP

Thursday, April 11, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

In this session the instructor will walk the participants through an active RFP including:

  • Reading the RFP
  • Preparing the Proposal
  • Understanding the Scoring
  • Proposal Submission
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Session 4 - Finding Your Niche

Thursday, April 18, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

In this session the instructor will walk the participants through traditional and non-traditional options for finding contracting opportunities including:

  • NYS Contract Reporter
  • NYS Agencies, SUNY and Public Schools
  • Economic Development Projects
  • Supplier Diversity Programs
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