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Procurement Council Description

Responsibilities: The Council is established under Article XI, Section 161 of the State Finance Law. The Council is responsible for study, analysis and development of recommendations to improve State procurement policy and practices; and, for development and issuance of guidelines governing State agency procurement.

Membership: The Council consists of twenty members including the State Comptroller, the Director of the Budget, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Commissioners of Economic Development and General Services whom serve ex-officio; seven (7) heads of large and small state agencies appointed by the Governor; and, eight (8) at large members appointed as follows: three appointed by the temporary president of the senate, one of whom shall be a representative of local government and one of whom shall be a representative of private business; three appointed by the speaker of the assembly, one of whom shall be a representative of local government and one of whom shall be a representative of private business; one appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and, one appointed by the minority leader of the assembly; and two non-voting observers appointed as follows: one appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one appointed by the speaker of the assembly.

By statute, the Commissioner of the Office of General Services serves as chair of the Council.

Meetings: The Council meets quarterly.

Comments/Recommendations: In September 2009, the Council issued new procurement guidelines governing State agency procurements and in 2009-2010 the Council updated the majority of the procurement bulletins governing specific areas of procurement policy and practice. The Council continues to update and add to the guidelines both to reflect statutory changes and to improve procurement practices. The guidelines, bulletins and general information about the Council are available at: http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/procurecounc/default.asp

Information: For more information, contact the Procurement Council Coordinating Office, Procurement Services Group, Office of General Services, 37th Floor, Corning Tower Building, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242.

Procurement Council Members

Ex-Officio Members

Margaret N. Becker
Deputy Comptroller
Office of the State Comptroller

Susan Knapp
Chief Budget Examiner
Division of the Budget
Steven Cohen
Deputy Commissioner,
Division For Small Business
Empire State Development
Anne G. Phillips
Acting Deputy Commissioner
Office of General Services


Yrthya A. Dinzey-Flores
Chief Diversity Officer
Governor's Office
 
 
 


Legislative Appointees

Gregory M. Weston
Counsel
Nixon Peabody LLP
Senate President Pro Tem Appointment
Term Expires 06/13
Richard Healey
President and CEO
Industries For The Blind of NYS
Senate Majority Leader Appointment
Term Expires 06/13

Rashida Mendes
CEO of RM Capital, LLC
Senate President Pro Tem Appointment
Term Expires 06/13
James Haggerty
Veteran's Advocate
NYS Council of Veteran's Organization
Assembly Minority Leader Appointment
Term Expires 10/10


Richard St. Paul, ESQ
Local Government Representative
Senate President Pro Tem Appointment
Term Expires 06/13
 
 
 


 

Agency Designees

John Smith
Director, Fiscal Management
Office for People with
Developmental Disabilities

David Russo
Director, Consolidated Business Office
Office of Mental Health
Marybeth Hefner
Director, Bureau of Accounts Management
Department of Health
Thomas Hippchen
Director of University-Wide Procurement
State University of New York
Robert Haggerty
First Deputy Commissioner
Department of Agriculture & Markets
Michael Hurt
Director of Correctional Industries
Department of Correctional Services
Catherine Durand
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Shared Services
IT Planning Program & Governance
Office for Technology

Non-Voting Observer

Edul Ahmad
The Ahmad Group of Companies
Senate President Pro Tem Appointment
Term Expires 01/29/13
Ronald P. Romano
Assembly Majority Leader
Term Expires 12/11
 
 




Last Revised: 02/11/2011



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