Diversity and Inclusion


Diversity at DASNY is not just about meeting mandates. It’s about bringing top talent, multiple perspectives, and best solutions to every project. This is why a commitment—to business enterprises owned by minorities, women, and service-disabled veterans—permeates everything we do.

DASNY is committed to providing real opportunities for MWSBE and SDVOB companies to compete.

DASNY Capital Management Plan

DASNY Launches new Program for NYS MWBE and SDVOB contractors

Resources for NYS MWBEs & SDVOBs

DASNY programs support MWBE participation in every project DASNY touches.

Embracing Diversity & Inclusion to Better Finance, Design and Build New York's Future

DASNY is committed to creating a workplace where everyone is valued, respected, and included. We strive to attract diverse talent that reflects the communities that we serve. At DASNY, we know that diverse teams and engaged employees are the key to providing the best services to our clients and driving innovation. Our goal is to foster an environment that embraces differences in race, culture, gender identity, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, thought, and experiences and leverage those differences to further our mission to finance, design and build New York's future.

Diversity in Finance
We set and meet Minority-, Women-Business Enterprise (MWBE) and Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) participation goals for public clients.

Diversity in Construction and Professional Services
We require all contractors, consultants and providers to use qualified MWBE and SDVOB firms. The Governor’s statewide construction-related goal for MWBE participation is 30% and SDVOB participation is 6%.

Diversity in Procurement
Our Procurement and Opportunity Programs team serves as our watchdog for MWBE issues. It approves every MWBE utilization plan, reviews actual MWBE participation on every project, and reaches out to prime contractors who need more MWBE firms to meet their goals.

By weaving MWBEs and SDVOBs into all we do, we broaden opportunity for all New Yorkers—and bring an unprecedented level of excellence to your next project.

MBE and SBE 67%
Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, a CUNY set-aside campus, realized a 67 percent MBE and SBE participation rate for its $19.6 million library expansion and welcome center project.
MWBE 30%
DASNY can help you reach the Governor’s 30% MWBE utilization rate.
Programs for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses & Service-Disabled Veterans
Financial and Professional Services
We work diligently to increase opportunities for professional and financial services companies owned by minorities and women.
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Construction-Related Professional Services
DASNY plays a significant role in New York State’s economic growth and actively pursues MWSBEs and SDVOBs in construction-related professional services.
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Construction Contracting Programs
We establish MWBE and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) goals on construction projects valued at $100,000 or more.
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Commodity Compliance
DASNY’s purchasing unit uses the New York State Contract System and other resources to locate potential minority and women vendors interested in bidding opportunities for commodities.
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CUNY Set Aside for MBEs and SBEs
The City University of New York (CUNY) Set-Aside Program designates purchases and contracts for construction and services at four CUNY campuses to be bid by minority and small businesses only.
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Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs)
Administered by the New York State Office of General Services (NYSOGS), this program identifies procurement and contracting opportunities for companies owned by service-disabled veterans.
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