Doing Business with UNDC
UNDC advertises procurement contract opportunities valued at $50,000 or more in the New York State Contract Reporter at https://www.nyscr.ny.gov/.
Requests for Proposals
Required Forms for Vendors
Participation by Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs)
UNDC is required to implement the provisions of New York State Executive Law Article 15-A which requires state agencies and authorities to promote maximum feasible participation of NYS-certified minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) in the performance of state contracts. The current goal for MWBE utilization in state contracting is 30%. MWBEs may participate as prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, joint ventures, teaming agreements, or other similar arrangements. The NYS MWBE program is administered by the Empire State Development Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD). DMWBD maintains a directory of NYS-certified MWBEs on their website at https://ny.newnycontracts.com/.
Participation by Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs)
UNDC is subject to Article 3 of the New York State Veterans’ Services Law which requires state agencies and authorities to award 6% of their state contracts to NYS-certified service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOBs). Article 3 also permits state agencies and authorities to reserve certain procurements for SDVOBs. The NYS SDVOB program is administered by the Office of General Services Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development (DSDVBD). DSDVBD maintains a directory of NYS-certified SDVOBs on their website at https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans.
State Finance Law Sections 139-j and 139-k
UNDC is subject to New York State Finance Law Sections 139-j and 139-k, also known as the Procurement Lobbying Law, which restrict attempts to influence governmental procurements involving an estimated annualized expenditure in excess of $15,000. If applicable, bidders must comply with the UNDC Permissible Contacts Policy, and must submit the Procurement Lobbying Law Form with their bid or proposal. Both items are included in the UNDC Regulatory Forms Package which is available on this webpage. The Procurement Lobbying Law is administered by the Advisory Council on Procurement Lobbying. For more information about the Procurement Lobbying Law, please visit the Council’s website at https://ogs.ny.gov/ACPL/.
Tax Law Section 5-a
UNDC is subject to New York State Tax Law Section 5-a which requires certain contractors awarded certain state contracts valued at more than $100,000 to file Form ST-220-CA with UNDC, and Form ST-220-TD with the Tax Department before a contract may take effect. In addition, contractors must file a new Form ST-220-CA with UNDC before an existing contract with UNDC may be renewed. According to the Tax Department, the purpose of section 5-a is to ensure that contractors do not get state work unless they, their affiliates and their subcontractors are, when required by section 5-a, registered to collect New York State and local sales and compensating use taxes. For more information about Tax Law Section 5-a, please visit the Tax Department’s website at http://www.tax.ny.gov/.