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The Program

The Offshore Wind (OSW) NYC Waterfront Pathways Program (“the Program”), will work to counter documented disparities in public procurement by increasing opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises interested in the waterfront and offshore wind industries. The program will provide necessary training to take part as stakeholders in the next generation of renewable energy and support disadvantaged communities with renewable energy jobs for the future.

Construction managers, contractors, and design firms that meet the criteria below are strongly encouraged to apply for OSW NYC Waterfront Pathways prequalification:

  • Have MBE or WBE certification with NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) or Empire State Development Corp. (ESDC), DBE certification with the US Department of Transportation, or are veteran-owned
  • Have been in business for at least three years or a demonstrated ability to perform the work assigned
  • Have worked in one or more of the following trades: Able Bodied Seaperson (AB), Shipwrights, Dredge-people, Ironworkers, Carpenters, Dock builders, Millwrights, Vessel Captains, Divers, Welders, Operating Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Derrickmen and Riggers, Lathers, Electrician, Teamster, Plumber, Concrete Mason, Mason, Electrical Technicians, Laborers, Painters (Bridge, Ship), Machinists, Longshore Workers, Marine Engineers, Pipe/Steamfitters, Surveyors

Eligibility Applications for Cohort 3 starting May 14th, 2024 will be accepted until midnight on April 19th, 2024.

Eligibility Application

* = Indicates All Required Fields
Firm information
Leave blank to use the time of form submission.
M/W/DBE Certification
Trade Categories / Work Categories
Does this firm have any declared bankruptcy, defaults, liens, or poor credit (under 650 FICO)?

List three projects completed in the last five years in the waterfront and offshore wind industries. The Applicant can use prior projects completed by the principal(s) while affiliated with another entity, provided that any principal used to satisfy the experience requirement must have: (a) a significant management role in the prior entity with which he/she was affiliated, and (b) a significant management role in the applicant business for a period of at least six (6) months.

Please include: 

  • Client (Company, Agency, or Authority)
  • Project Name
  • Were you Prime or Subcontractor?
  • Contract Value
  • Client Contact Name
  • Contact Title
Revenue / Job Size
Is the principal the primary source of labor?
Does the firm have a minimum of 2 management/administrative personnel and a minimum of three construction field personnel capable of performing / supervising work?
Is the firm signatory to any unions?
Additional Comments