All State agencies, including SUNY, are required to purchase approved products and services from preferred sources when those products and services are in the form, function and utility required by the agency.
Purchases from Preferred Sources take precedence over all other sources of supply and competitive procurement methods.
"It is the declared policy of the University that utilization of preferred sources (Corcraft, Industries for the Blind of New York State, Inc., New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc., New York State Office of Mental Health) occur whenever possible. In accordance with the provisions of the NYS Finance Law §162 and NYS State Corrections Law §184, preferred sources must be considered whenever purchases of commodities or services are required. Form, function and utility requirements may be considered. Where a preferred source is to be used for the provision of commodities or services, no competitive selection process or publication in the Contract Reporter is required. In the event a preferred source is to be rejected, that source must be given prior written notice with an explanation and an opportunity to respond."
From SUNY Procedure 7553: Purchasing and Contracting (Procurement)
For commodities only, NYS Finance Law §162 directs SUNY to buy from Preferred Sources in this order:
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Division of Industries
Albany, New York 12204-2802
Phone: (518) 436-6321 or (800) 436-6321
FAX: (518) 436-6007 or (800) 898-5895
For information about recycled or remanufactured products available from the DOCS Division of Industries (Corcraft) please visit: http://www.corcraft.org
NEW YORK STATE PREFERRED SOURCE PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND
New York State Preferred Source Program For People Who Are Blind
136 State Street, Floor 2
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 621-0621 or (800) 421-9010
For information about recycled or remanufactured products available from the NYS Preferred Source Program for People who are Blind (NYSPSP) please visit: http://www.nyspsp.org
NEW YORK STATE INDUSTRIES FOR THE DISABLED
New York State Industries for the Disabled
11 Columbia Circle Drive
Albany, New York, 12203
Phone: (518) 463-9706 or (800) 221-5994
Fax: (518) 463-9708
For information about recycled or remanufactured products available from the New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) please visit: http://www.nysid.org
* Vendors interested in partnering with a Preferred Source should contact the Preferred Source directly.