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Doing Business with DEC

DEC has many tools for businesses to streamline their interaction with the agency, including paying invoices on-line, contracting with us and encouraging MWBE participation, as well as fulfilling procurement reporting requirements.

Procurement Opportunities

DEC enters into contracts for commodities, construction and services that are needed to fulfill its mission. DEC also enters into contracts to provide State and local assistance funding to eligible recipients. All DEC procurements are conducted in accordance with State laws and procurement guidelines. As required by Economic Development Law, DEC advertises all procurement opportunities estimated at $50,000 or more in the New York State Contract Reporter (NYSCR), a procurement opportunities newsletter that is published free of charge on a daily basis. (See link at right to NYSCR). To encourage competition and reach as many potential vendors as possible, DEC may also advertise in other media such as newspapers, trade magazines and on its own website.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program Goals and Reporting Responsibilities

DEC's Minority/Women's Business Programs Unit (M/WBE) has established Minority/Women's Business Enterprise and Equal Employment Opportunity goals by contract type and geographic locations. Construction contracts valued at $100,000 or more and service and commodity contracts valued at $25,000 or more are required to demonstrate good faith efforts to meet these goals.

Single Source Procurements

New York State law allows State agencies to procure goods and services without a formal competitive process in limited circumstances. New York State Finance Law Section 163(10) (b), effective 06/30/2008, requires State agencies to post summaries of single source procurement contracts within 30 days after the contract award.

Qualified Personal Service Contracts

Executive Order No. 6 "Ensuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Contracts for Personal Services", requires state agencies to report and disclose information related to qualified personal service contracts entered into with a private party pursuant to State Finance Law § 163.

On-Line Invoicing

DEC invoices for Regulatory Fees, Program Fees, and Environmental Monitors can be viewed and paid on-line using the links provided below. Please note that customers will first need to establish a NY.GOV account and customers are encouraged to read the instructions provided below.

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If your browser is current or would like additional support, please contact the Regulatory Fee Unit at (518) 402-9365 or you may email them at Prior to calling, please have your customer number and transaction number(s) from your invoice(s) available. Please include them in your email along with your telephone number and/or email address.

More about Doing Business with DEC:

  • MWBE Goals & Reporting Responsibilities - M/WBE reporting forms for contractors.
  • Single Source Procurement - This page contains all DEC Single Source Procurement Contracts awarded after June 30, 2008 according to NYS Finance Law, Section 163(10)(b).
  • Qualified Personal Service Contracts - Executive Order No. 6, Ensuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Contracts for Personal Services, requires state agencies to report and disclose information related to certain qualified personal service contracts and to list these contracts and contract amendments on their websites. More information, including the required listing, can be found on this page.