All State agencies, including SUNY, are required to purchase approved products and services from preferred sources (Sections A and D of the list), 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)
Detailed purchasing procedures are provided in NYS Procurement Bulletin - Preferred Source Guidelines. See also 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 Correctional Services
For information about recycled or remanufactured products available from the DOCS Division of Industries (Corcraft) please visit: http://www.corcraft.org
♦ NYSPSP Purchasing Points ♦
Albany, NY 12210
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
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.