Contract Vehicles and Certifications


BCT currently maintains the following certifications with state, local, and federal agencies:



Federal 8(a)

BCT Partners is eligible for Federal 8(a) contracts through our SBA-approved, Federal 8(a) joint venture, NTouch-BCT Strategies, LLC]. The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Learn more about NTouch-BCT Strategies LLC here:



BCT is eligible for HUBZone contracts through our SBA-approved, Federal 8(a) joint venture, NTouch-BCT Strategies, LLC], which is located in a HUBZone.

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting program provides federal-contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas. You can access the NTouch-BCT Strategies LLC CAGE report here:


Federal Women-owned Small Business (WOSB)

BCT Partners is eligible for Federal Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) contracts through our SBA-approved, Federal 8(a) joint venture, NTouch-BCT Strategies, LLC 081290039], which is located in a WOSB. In 1994, Congress established a government-wide goal for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). You can access the NTouch-BCT Strategies LLC CAGE report here:

Federal Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

BCT Partners is an SBA-certified Federal Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). Qualifications for the program are similar to those for the 8(a) Business Development Program.


Federal Small Business (SB)

BCT Partners is an SBA-certified Federal Small Business (SB). Companies qualify as an SBA-certified small business (SB) under the Small Business Administration numerical definitions, or “size standards,” based on the business’s number of employees and average annual receipts.

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 businesses 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.