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New York State Office of General Services - Procurement Services - Information For Buyers
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Information on Preferred Sources
New York State's Preferred Sources were statutorily created to advance certain social and economic goals. All State agencies, political subdivisions and public benefit corporations (which includes most public authorities), are required to purchase approved products and services from preferred sources in accordance with the procedures and requirements described in the Preferred Sources Guidelines. Purchases from preferred sources take precedence over all other sources of supply and competitive procurement methods.

There are four Preferred Source organizations in New York State:
  1. New York State Department of Correctional Services Division of Industries-Corcraft, providing employment opportunities for inmates. Vendor ID#042000082
  2. National Industries For The Blind (NIB) dba New York State Preferred Source Program For People Who Are Blind (NYSPSP), providing employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired New Yorkers. Vendor ID#1100070977
  3. New York State Industries for the Disabled, providing employment opportunities for both disabled New Yorkers and veterans. Vendor ID#1000001252
  4. New York State Office of Mental Health-"Buy OMH", providing employment opportunities for New Yorkers with mental illness and psychiatric disabilities. Vendor ID#042000059
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Preferred Sources Guidelines

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List Of Preferred Sources Offerings