Contract Vehicles and Certifications
BCT currently maintains the following certifications with state, local, and federal agencies:
State of NJ Business Registration Certificate (Category 2)
State of NJ Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
State of NJ Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
NJ Transit Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
New York City Minority Owned Business Enterprise MBE
State of New York Minority Owned Business Enterprise MWBE
About The New Jersey Department of Commerce and Economic Development Minority Enterprise Certification Program
The Uniform Certification Program was established by the state of New Jersey to encourage the development of small, minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises. New Jersey’s program provides a uniform and stringent procedure for certifying businesses owned by minorities and women to participate in public contract opportunities.
About The NJ Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Development Program
NJ Transit has developed an application and certification procedure that follows the guidelines of the federal government’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. In order to be certified as a DBE/MBE/WBE, a company must meet the stringent DBE review standards.
About The National Minority Supplier Development Council Certification Program
The New York/New Jersey Minority Purchasing Council was established in 1973 as a vital link between major corporations and the minority business community. Serving the New York/New Jersey Metro Region, the NY/NJ MPC is one of 39 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The Council’s Membership is made up of Fortune 500 Companies located in the NY/NJ region and committed to developing and utilizing minority-owned business as on-going sources of supply.
About the New York City Department of Small Business Services
The NYC department of small business services was established to make it easier for companies within New York City to form, do business and grow by providing direct assistance to business owners, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts, promoting financial and economic opportunity among minority and women-owned businesses, preparing New Yorkers for jobs and linking employers with a skilled and qualified workforce.
About the New York State Department of Economic Development Division of Minority and Women’s Business (MWBE)
MWBE is designed to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. An important objective of the program is to encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs, review applications by businesses seeking certification and maintain a directory of certified MWBEs and to promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies as well as MWBEs.