New York State Executive Law Article 17-B, enacted in 2014, governs requirements for the participation of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) in New York State contracting. The objective of Article 17-B is to expand opportunities for SDVOBs, primarily through increased participation in New York State contracting.
The Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) is committed to achieving the statewide goal of increasing opportunities for New York State SDVOB Program and encourages participation of SDVOBs in WCB procurement projects. The WCB has established a minimum goal of 6% for SDVOB participation in WCB contracts. For more information, email us at WCBContracts@wcb.ny.gov.
We encourage any business that believes it meets the state requirements for certification to visit the Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development for more information about the program and how to apply for certification.
WCB's primary objectives for the SDVOB Program are:
- to promote employment and "fair share" business opportunities on WCB contracts for service-disabled veterans;
- to provide resources and opportunities for SDVOBs to improve their business position in conducting business with New York State;
- to increase the development and utilization of qualified business firms owned by SDVOBs through such means as contracting, subcontracting, and commodity procurement;
- to advance public policy that enhances and facilitates greater transparency and accountability, while promoting the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct; and
- to create awareness of the WCB's SDVOB Program and share Agency best practices.