About The DASNY MWSBE Business Registry

DASNY is committed to providing real opportunities for Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) companies to compete.

DASNY works on behalf of New York State to help these firms increase their capacity and contribute to strengthening our great State.


The DASNY MWSBE Business registry (the “Registry”) includes companies in 44 business categories, covering construction trades, suppliers, design professionals and construction managers, financial services and other business consultants.

Registrants are entitled to receive direct Notice to Bidders on DASNY projects and other technical assistance.

Registration with DASNY is independent of and not related to any other registration, classification or other similar term that may be provided to Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises or SDVOBs by other Local, State or Federal government departments.

Registration covers a period of three (3) years commencing with the date of acceptance by DASNY. At or before the end of the registration period, the MWSBE or SDVOB firm should apply for Registration Renewal.


Registrations are provided for three business classifications, namely: Minority Business Enterprise, Women Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise. For the purpose of the Registry, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business are classified as Small Businesses.

Registration may only be granted to businesses that have been in existence for at least one (1) year and which are owned and controlled by American citizens, legal US residents, Eskimos and/or Aleuts.

1) Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) means a socially and economically disadvantaged applicant concern, which is owned and controlled by one or more persons who have been deprived of the opportunity to develop and maintain a competitive position in the economy because of social or economic disadvantages. Such persons include:

  • Black Americans
  • American Indians
  • Latino American
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Indians
  • Eskimos
  • Aleuts
  • Servicemen in the armed forces during the Vietnam era

Servicemen in the armed forces during the Vietnam era, only applies to Bronx Community CollegeHostos Community CollegeMedgar Evers College and York College of the City University of New York under the CUNY Set-Aside Program in accordance with New York Public Authorities Law, Sections 1695-1699r.

2) Women Business Enterprise (WBE) means a business, which is independently owned and operated by non-minority women.

3) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) means a business which is independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in the field of operation and which conforms to other eligibility requirements in accordance with Section 1695 et. seq. of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York.

4) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) enterprise means a business which is independently owned and operated by one or more service-disabled veteran, with a service-connected disability rating of 10% or more from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or from the NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs for National Guard veterans), must own at least 51% of the business. The New York State Office of General Services Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development is responsible for certifying eligible SDVOBs. For more information, see https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans/.

Registration will be granted to applicant firms whose business may be classified under the following categories listed below:

  • Construction Contracting
  • Architectural and Engineering
  • General Consultant
  • General Service
  • Construction Material Supplier/Vendor
  • Financial and Legal
  • Regulated Professional Consultant
  • Commodities


DASNY is not a New York State Certifying Agency. Registration with DASNY does not take the place of obtaining New York State certification as a MWBE or SDVOB.

New York State MWBE Certification must be granted by the Empire State Development, Division of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses. New York State Certification is now an online process. To become New York State Certified as a Minority or Women Owned Enterprise go online to the New York State Contract System.

New York State SDVOB certification must be granted by the Office of General Services. For more information about SDVOB eligibility and certification requirements please go to https://ogs.ny.gov/veterans

How To Apply

Businesses can apply to be listed in the directory by using an online registration tool. Click on the "Join Registry" button below to get started. The online registration tool checks to ensure your company meets the eligibility requirements prior to completing the application.

Join the DASNY MWSBE Registry

MBE and SBE 67%

Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, a CUNY set-aside campus, realized a 67 percent MBE and SBE participation rate for its $19.6 million library expansion and welcome center project.

MWBE 30%


DASNY can help you reach Governor Cuomo’s 30% MWBE & 6% SDVOB utilization goal.

Mail or Phone

Opportunity Programs Group
28 Liberty Street, 55th Floor
New York, New York 10005

Phone: 212-273-5000