Submit a bid or proposal to provide services or products to the New York State Tax Department:
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) information
It is the policy of New York State to maximize opportunities for participation of MWBEs as bidders, subcontractors, and suppliers on procurement contracts with New York State certified firms. As part of the Department's ongoing effort to provide greater access to MWBE firms, please contact Empire State Development: Division of Minority and Women's Business Development for more information. This link to the New York State Department of Economic Development will provide guidance and allow a firm to seek certification in New York State as it is the agency responsible for such certification.
If you are a New York State certified MWBE firm and would like the Department to consider you for any solicitations, please send an email to BFS.Contracts@tax.ny.gov. Additionally, if you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the above mailbox.
MBE and WBE related forms
- M/WBE 103, M/WBE Utilization Plan.
- EEO 101, Equal Employment Opportunity Work Force Employment Utilization/Compliance Report
If requesting a waiver of the M/WBE goals included in the procurement opportunity, the form below must be completed and submitted to the Department for review and approval: M/WBE 101-G - Request for Waiver Form
Also see M/WBE Utilization Plans and Waivers.
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) information
The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on May 12, 2014, allows eligible veteran business owners to become certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB). The goal of the Act is to encourage and support eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities. The OGS Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development is responsible for certifying eligible SDVOBs, and assisting and promoting their participation in the state's procurement activities. For more information and forms please visit Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development
Also see SDVOB Utilization Plans and Waivers.
This site provides links to only those bid documents that are available electronically through the New York State Tax Department. To learn about other opportunities:
- subscribe to the New York State Contract Reporter
- see New York State Office of General Services Procurement Services, and its Bidder Notification Service to receive announcements by email
Procurement lobbying requirements
The Procurement Lobbying Act, which took effect January 1, 2006, applies to all Procurement Contracts having an estimated annualized expenditure of more than $15,000, limits communications between Offerers and the Department of Taxation and Finance (Tax Department) during the Restricted Period of a Governmental Procurement.
If you are a vendor or person acting on a vendor's behalf, you must follow Procurement Lobbying Act laws. You must direct any communication about bids for contracts to the designated contacts. For more information, review our Procurement Lobbying Guidelines and visit the Advisory Council on Procurement Lobbying.
During the Restricted Period, an Offerer may only communicate with the person or persons designated by the Tax Department to receive communications regarding that Procurement. Any Tax Department employee whose functions include procuring goods or services and communicating with vendors (for example, requesting quotes, requesting software specifications, and so on) should first determine if a restricted period has been established for that procurement. A current list of all restricted procurements can be found by following the link at the bottom of this page.
If you are a designated contact and an Offerer contacts you during a restricted period, you must complete a Record of Contact. You should inform the Offerer you are recording the contact and obtain the information required to complete this form.
If there is a restricted period and you are not a designated contact, you should inform the Offerer of the restricted period and refer the Offerer to a designated contact. You are not required to complete a Record of Contact (1) unless the Offerer continues the communication, and you deem the communication to be an attempt to influence, or (2) the Offerer is requesting factual information (for example, whether you received the bid; please refer to the guidelines for further details).
If you have any questions concerning this legislation or procedure, you may contact Amber Alexander or Peter Russell at 518-530-4484.
Procurements under restriction
A complete list of Procurements currently in a restricted period can be found at Procurements currently under restriction.
Record of past opportunities
In the bid process, the Department shall not be responsible and shall not be liable for:
- lost, late, misdirected, returned or undelivered emails
- lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet service provider, web site or other connection services
- failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware, software or lines
- jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions
For related information, please see the Tax Department's Website disclaimer: General disclaimer of Liability.
Questions? E-mail bid or Web site questions to BFS.Contracts@tax.ny.gov