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Contractor Resources

Thank you for your interest in working with Orange County. These resources are applicable to Contractors, Vendors, Suppliers, Consultants, etc., all generally referred to as “Contractors” by the County.

County Procurement-Related Policies, Laws and Forms



Prevailing Wage Schedules for Orange County Public Works and Building Services

To access the prevailing wage schedule applicable to your project enter the PRC# here:

NYSDOL Find PRC - https://applications.labor.ny.gov/wpp/showFindProject.do?method=showIt


Insurance & Bonding

For information on New York State’s Workers’ Compensation and Disability Benefits Coverage Requirements visit:
NYS Workers’ Compensation Board Employers/Business page - http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/Employers/Employers.jsp

If you are a Small Businesses or MWBE in need of assistance with bonding visit:
NYS Surety Bond Assistance Program - https://esd.ny.gov/new-york-state-surety-bond-assistance-program


Procurement Opportunities

The County fulfills procurements through a variety of solicitation and contract avenues including, but not limited to: New York State Preferred Sources, New York State Office of General Services contracts, National Cooperative contracts and Requests for Bids/Proposals/Quotes issued by the County.

To register as a potential Contractor, please visit: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york.

A variety of other government procurement opportunities for your business may be available through solicitations issued by the following organizations:


Doing Business in Orange County and New York State

To become a member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce visit:
Orange County Chamber - http://orangeny.com/

For information on starting and running a business in New York visit:
NYS Business Express - https://www.businessexpress.ny.gov/

For information on available sites, financing, employment training and marketing in Orange County visit:
Orange County Partnership - http://www.ocpartnership.org/about/about-us.aspx

For job creation and retention incentives visit:
Orange County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) - http://www.ocnyida.com/

For incubator opportunities for manufacturing-based businesses in the areas of fashion design and production, bottling, artisan manufacturing and artisan foods visit:
The Accelerator, Powered by Orange County IDA - http://theaccelerator.business/#

For information on the Orange County Foreign Trade Zone visit:
Orange County Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) - http://www.orangecountygov.com/content/124/1330/default.aspx


Small Business Resources

To find Resources on starting, growing and managing your small business visit:

Empire State Development, Division of Small Business –
https://esd.ny.gov/doing-business-ny/small-business-hub

Business Mentor NY - https://businessmentor.ny.gov/

US Small Business Administration (SBA) - https://www.sba.gov/


Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB)

To find SDVOB subcontractors and suppliers visit:
Directory of NYS Certified SDVOB’s - https://online.ogs.ny.gov/SDVOB/search

For information on SDVOB certification visit:
NYSOGS Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development - https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans/default.asp


Minority & Women’s Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE)

To find MWBE Certified Subcontractors and Suppliers visit:
New York State MWBE Directory - https://ny.newnycontracts.com/?TN=ny

For information on NY MWBE Certification visit:
New York MWBE Certification - https://ny.newnycontracts.com/?TN=ny


Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

To find DBE Certified Subcontractors and Suppliers visit:
NYSUCP Certified Directory - https://nysucp.newnycontracts.com/

For information on New York DBE Certification visit:
New York State Unified Certification Program - https://nysucp.newnycontracts.com/


New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) Corporate Partnering Program

For information on developing a corporate partnership with the Preferred Source Provider NYSID visit:
NYSID’s Corporate Partnering Program - http://www.nysid.org/Corporate_Partnering_Program.cfm