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Preferred Source Vendor


Commodities and Services

Vendor Fair



It is the policy of the University that utilization of preferred sources occur whenever possible. Preferred sources should be considered for all purchases.

A Preferred Source is a designated vendor who, in an effort to advance certain social and economic goals, has received special provider status under New York State statute. NYS Correctional Services, National Industries for the Blind (formerly, Industries for the Blind), Industries for the Disabled and the NYS Office of Mental Health are the current Preferred Sources.

Commodities and Services

OGS maintains a comprehensive listing of commodity and services offered by the Preferred Sources which can be found at Preferred Source Listing.

Below is a brief listing of the commodities and services offered by the Preferred Sources. 

  • Commodities
  • Apparel *
  • Classroom/Educational Furniture
  • Custom Ordered Products/Services
  • Film
  • Flags
  • Food & Beverages
  • Institutional Furniture
  • Janitorial & Housekeeping Supplies
  • Medical and Institutional Care Items
  • Miscellaneous
  • Office & Classroom Supplies
  • Office Furniture
  • Personal Care Products
  • Safety Supplies and Equipment
  • Signage
  • Tables
  • Textiles *
  • * Apparel and Textiles purchases require adherence to special regulations including sweatshop compliance. For further information, please visit the Apparel page of the Office of Purchasing and Contracts web site.

  • Services

  • Maintenance Janitorial
  • Messenger Services
  • Resource Management
  • Secure Document Destruction
  • Temporary Personnel
  • Transcription
  • Typewriter Repair Services
  • Warehousing/Distribution
  • Vendor Fair

    To Register for the 2014 MWBE and Preferred Sources Vendor Fair, please contact Diane Cardone at or 518-437-4570.

    Each fall the University holds an Preferred Source Vendor Fair. In the past all preferred sources and their affiliated agencies have attended the Fair.  The Fair allows the preferred sources to showcase the goods and services that they offer to the campus community with the hope of increasing business between the campus and the preferred sources.

    For my information, please contact Diane Cardone at

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