New York State (NYS) Executive Law Article 17-B requires State agencies and authorities including UNDC to award 6% of their State contracts to NYS Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs). SDVOBs may participate as prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, joint ventures, teaming agreements, or other similar arrangements. Article 17-B 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). SDVOBs must be certified by DSDVBD. DSDVBD maintains a directory of NYS certified SDVOBs on their website at https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans.