Purchases from Preferred Sources take precedence over all other sources of supply and competitive procurement methods. Pricing has been approved by the NYS Office of General Services (OGS) and therefore competitive bidding requirements are waived, saving you time and effort.
"It is the declared policy of the University that utilization of preferred sources (Corcraft, New York State Preferred Source Program for People Who are Blind, New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc.) 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.”
Corcraft is the manufacturing program of the New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision.
Corcraft produces approximately 300 products for office, institutional and educational markets such as:
Note: Corcraft is not a preferred source option for the purchase of services.
The New York State Preferred Source Program for people who are blind (NYSPSP) is a state-mandated program to help create employment opportunities for New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired.
Common products include:
New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) enables people with severe disabilities by making organizations that serve them eligible for state contracts as preferred sources.
NYSID provides products in the following categories:
The Purchasing Office is here to help. Please contact Casey Avery at 607-753-2307 with any questions or for Preferred Sources' contact information.