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  • Writer's pictureJeff Cazeau


Updated: Feb 9, 2021

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The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulation requires that each state have a “one-stop shopping” certification process. This means firms apply to only one agency for DBE certification, and that agency’s decision is honored by all other DBE certifying agencies (see below) and all entities within the state that receive funds from the United States Department of Transportation. The New York State Unified Certification Program (NYSUCP) began to operate November 30, 2005. There are four agencies in New York State that administer a DBE certification program. They are:

Office of Civil Rights 2 Broadway, 16th Floor New York, NY 10004-9256 Telephone: (646) 252-1378 Fax: (646) 252-1350

Small Business Programs New York, NY 10003 Telephone: (212) 435-7817 Fax: (212) 435-7828

Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Development Department 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Telephone: (716) 855-7486

Contract Audit Bureau DBE Certification 50 Wolf Road, 1st Floor Albany, NY 12232 Telephone: (518) 417-6631 Fax: (518) 457-1675


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