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Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Goals in State Contracting

It is the policy of the Port of Oswego Authority and New York State to maximize opportunities for the participation of New York State business enterprises, including minority and women-owned business enterprises (“MWBEs”) as contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on its procurement contracts.  Pursuant to Article 15-A, § 312, of the New York State Executive Law, before award of a contract, a potential contractor must summit to the State agency an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement.  All work conducted under the resulting contract with the agency must be in compliance with this policy.  The successful contractor is required to make good faith efforts to solicit active participation by MWBEs, for example, through normal purchasing of supplies, travel services, and/or equipment.  Information on the availability of MWBE vendors, subcontractors, and suppliers is available from:

NYS Department of Economic Development
Empire State Development
Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
30 South Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12245
Phone: 1-800-782-8369

The Port of Oswego Authority supports The Division of Minority and Women's Business Development in their efforts to assist businesses who are interested in becoming a certified M or WBE. The Division has created a new Certification Assessment Tool which will aid prospective businesses in determining whether or not they meet the certification criteria. The Certification Assessment Tool can be found here:

Please reference this article for additional information that may be helpful to WBEs:  https//

For additional information, including how to get certified as an M or WBE, please visit the state comptroller’s website at:

For forms related to Good Faith Efforts Documentation please contact our Purchasing Technician, Meghan Wahrendorf: or call (315)343-4503 x.106

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New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program Approved Utilization Plans/Waivers

Click here to view the Common format online Utilization Plan table


The mission of the Port of Oswego Authority is to serve as an economic catalyst in the Central New York Development Council District Region by providing diversified and efficient transportation services and conducting operations in a manner that promotes regional and international growth and development while being mindful of our responsibility to serve as a steward of the environment.
Adopted - September 28, 2011
Revised - March 8, 2017

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Sen Schumer Secures funding for Oswego Break Wall 

Once again, Sen. Chuck Schumer is working to make positive improvements in our CNY Economy, said Port Exec. Director Bill Scriber. Thanks to his more than $17 million earmark in the Federal budget for the Port of Oswego, the entire Oswego harbor break wall will be repaired—including the break wall surrounding Oswego’s treasured West Pierhead Lighthouse. That benefits the Port and three other businesses on the harbor, as well as the vast tourism and recreational boating and fishing in Oswego.


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Meetings will typically be held the third Monday of each month at 4:30pm in the Port of Oswego Authority Conference Room located at 1 East Second Street, Oswego NY.

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