City Of New York Amends Its M/W/EBE Law

New York City Local Law 1–2013, effective July 1, 2013, amends the City’s laws concerning participation by Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Emerging Business Enterprises (“M/W/EBE”) in City contracts. The City’s M/W/EBE laws, including the amendments, are imposed upon the individual agencies and serve to guide the agencies in the administration of M/W/EBE programs under their respective contracts; these laws are not imposed directly upon the contractors and vendors themselves. Among the amendments concerning construction contracts are a reduction in the participation goals for African-American and Hispanic-Americans and increased goals for WBEs. The $1 million cap for eligibility as a “disadvantaged” entity has been removed.

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