Getting Started

Supplier Diversity

Getting Started

At the Port Authority of NY & NJ, we believe that our operations should reflect the diversity of our community. Because of this diversity, we have enacted a goal to award 12% of contracts to Minority owned business, and 5% of contracts to Women-owned business. In addition, we encourage each of our partners to adopt our goal.


Each year hundreds of Minority, Women, Small, and Disadvantaged Owned Businesses (MWSDBE) play a critical role in running the World's largest airport system, the East Coasts biggest seaport, and the region's most active Bridges, Tunnels, and Terminals.

With a capital plan $32.2 billion, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey requires the help of regional businesses.  Especially with such vast projects as:

  • Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway”
  • George Washington Bridge Rehabilitation
  • Goethals Bridge Replacement
  • LaGuardia Airport Modernization
  • Newark Liberty International Airport Redevelopment
  • PATH resiliency Program

Who Can Apply

Businesses that are eligible, may apply to become Certified by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Your Business will only become certified if they meet the following requirements

Minority/Women Business Enterprise:  you can only qualify as a Minority or Women Business Enterprise if you are at least 51% owned, operated and or controlled by Woman/Women, Minority/Minorities.

Small Business Enterprise: to qualify as a Small Business, it must have a principle place in New York or New Jersey, must have operated that specific type of business for at least three years. Must not exceed the income limitations utilizing gross revenues for the last three fiscal years as set by the United States Small Business Administration.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Firms that are at least 51% owned, operated and or controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Disadvantaged individuals are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States that are ethnically defined as Black, Hispanic, Portuguese, Spanish, Asian-Pacific, Asian-Indian, Native American, or who are Women.

Annual Construction Program

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