Published by Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd.
The State of New York’s disparity study analyzed the state’s underutilization of Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) at the prime contract and subcontract levels across four industries: construction, construction-related services, non-construction related services, and commodities and other services. The study found that MWBE utilization was disproportionately lower than MWBE availability in every category of state contracting. The study specifically found disparities across racial groups including Black Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Asian-Indian Subcontinent Americans, and Hispanic Americans. The prime contract utilization analysis examined $63,391,070,587 of the State’s procurements and expenditures on prime contracts awarded during the April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2015, study period. A total of 56,065 prime contracts were analyzed, which included 10,134 for construction, 2,785 for construction related services, 5,427 for non-construction related services, and 37,719 for commodities and other services. The State subcontractor utilization analysis examined $644,483,321 expended on subcontracts awarded by the State’s prime contractors from April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2015. A total of 4,295 subcontracts were analyzed, which included 2,857 for construction, 1,025 for construction-related services, and 413 for non-construction related services.