Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. Outside of the United States, certification is provided by our alliance partner, WEConnect International.
Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
The SBA's WOSB Federal Contract Program provides greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs. As a third-party certifier of the SBA's WOSB Federal Contract Program, WBENC introduced a Women Owned Small Business Government Certification (WOSBGC) Program.
Across the globe Women Owned businesses supply an incredible range of products sold in retail stores everywhere. Women Owned is an initiative to enable consumers to identify those products supplied by Women Owned businesses during their shopping experience. Any product that bears the Women Owned logo is produced by a company that is owned and operated by a woman or women, as certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the United States and WEConnect International globally.
Division of Minority and Women's Business Development (DMWBD)
Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
The Port Authority of New York
New York State's economic leadership provides information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses throughout the State. The mission of DMWBD is to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts.
The Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification Program connects certified businesses with opportunities to sell their products and services to New York City agencies. The program's goal is to promote fairness and equity in City procurement processes by providing services designed to strengthen the ability of certified M/WBEs to increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the City's economy.
DBE certification is a federal program. It is separate and distinct from the New York State M/WBE program. For more information on the state program go to: NY Business. The DBE program has economic criteria; the M/WBE criteria is the size standard.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey works with hundreds of minority, women-owned, small, and disadvantaged businesses each year procuring goods and services, construction, architectural and engineering work.
The Mass Transit Authority of New York (MTA)
New Jersey Transit's
Office of Business Development
The MTA and its agencies provide disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses with equal access to procurement and contracting opportunities.
NJ TRANSIT's Office of Business Development is responsible for ensuring participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms in contracting opportunities in accordance with Title 49 Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations The DBE program is intended to level the playing field on DOT- assisted contracts so that DBEs can compete fairly. NJ TRANSIT's Business Development Team works closely with business owners to assist them with DBE certification.
School Construction Authority
The NYC School Construction Authority's mission is to design and construct safe, attractive and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the many communities of New York City. We are dedicated to building and modernizing schools in a responsible, cost-effective manner while achieving the highest standards of excellence in safety, quality and integrity.
NJ Small Business Office
The State of New Jersey Small Business Set-Aside Program was established with the goal of awarding 25 percent of state contracting and purchase order dollars to small businesses. For state construction contracts, small businesses with no more than 100 full-time employees will be registered.
Institutional Commodity Services of the Archdiocese of New York
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Institutional Commodity Services of the Archdiocese of New York. Snappy Soluition is an approved supplier.