A firm whose MWLBE certification is denied has the right to appeal this decision within ten (10) days of receipt of the denial letter. The appeal should be addressed to:

Nadine Rivellese, General Counsel
30-30 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

In the event that an appeal is not made within the ten (10) day period, the Senior Director's determination will be final. The appeal should include a description of the reason(s) the firm believe the denial is in error, including any supporting documentation. After the appeal, the decision by the Vice President and General Counsel regarding denial or approval of such certification will constitute the final determination. If the final decision is to deny certification, the applicant may not reapply for certification for two (2) years, unless the facts and circumstances forming the basis of the denial decision have changed significantly, then the applicant may reapply sooner.