Vendors may be required to complete the forms below to identify and comply with minority, women, and service-disabled veteran-owned business participation goals established on certain CUNY procurements. Vendors are strongly encouraged to review the relevant solicitation documents for detailed instructions on the applicability of these forms. Any questions regarding any solicitations must be directed to the College-Designated Contact listed on the solicitation. General questions regarding these forms may be sent to the Director of MWBE Outreach by clicking on “Contact” on the left-hand side tool bar located on this page. Any summaries or descriptions of Requirements below are subject to the terms and conditions of the respective Requirements and the applicable CUNY solicitation or contract. All submissions described below are subject to review and approval of CUNY, which may be withheld or conditioned in its sole and absolute discretion.

Utilization Plan

If a CUNY solicitation contains MWBE and/or SDVOB Participation Goals, a Utilization Plan must be submitted with any bid, proposal, proposed/negotiated contract or as otherwise required by CUNY, but prior to contract award. The Utilization Plan must contain a detailed description of the supplies and/or services to be provided by each NYS-certified MWBE and/or SDVOB under the proposed contract. Additional instructions are available on the document.

Request for Waiver

If a vendor determines that it cannot meet the established MWBE and/or SDVOB Participation Goals on a particular solicitation or executed contract, the vendor may apply for a reduction or waiver from the participation goals by submitting the Request for Waiver form. Vendors must submit the Request for Waiver form along with supporting documents that detail the vendor’s good faith efforts to engage NYS-certified MWBE and/or SDVOB suppliers or subcontractors for the solicitation or contract. Additional instructions are available on the document.

Quarterly Contractor Compliance & Payment Report

Vendors with CUNY contracts that have MWBE and/or SDVOB Participation Goals must submit the Quarterly Contractor Compliance Report to indicate the payments made by the vendor to NYS-certified MWBE and/or SDVOB suppliers or subcontractors under the covered contract for each previous quarter. The payments are made in compliance with the contract documents for the referenced project. Additional instructions are available on the document.

Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

This statement must be submitted within ten days of CUNY’s request, but prior to contract award. The MWBE and EEO Policy Statement requires contractors and subcontractors to take good faith actions to achieve the MWBE contract participation goals set by CUNY and provide equal employment opportunities to employees working on CUNY projects.

Equal Employment Opportunity – Staffing Plan

If requested by CUNY, selected vendors must submit an Equal Employment Opportunities – Staffing Plan within ten days of CUNY’s request, but prior to contract award. This Staffing Plan identifies the anticipated workforce to be utilized for the performance on a CUNY contract. Additional instructions are available on the document.

Workforce Utilization Report

If requested by CUNY, Contractors must submit a Workforce Utilization Report, and require each of its Subcontractors to submit a separate Workforce Utilization Report related to the actual workforce utilized on certain CUNY contracts. In limited circumstances, when the workforce to be utilized on the contract cannot be separated out from the Contractor’s and/or Subcontractor’s total workforce, the Contractor shall submit the Workforce Utilization Report and indicate that the information provided is the Contractor’s total workforce during the subject time frame, not limited to work specifically under the contract. The Workforce Utilization Report is due on a monthly basis for construction-related services and quarterly basis for all other contracts. Contractors and Subcontractors, if any, must use and submit the Excel reporting document. No other format shall be accepted (e.g. Word or PDF) by CUNY. The list of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO-1) Job Group and corresponding Job Title / Description of Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) as well as the SOC Job Code is available here. At the request of Empire State Development Corporation, each employee may only be identified once throughout the report.