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Preferred Sources

NYS has accorded the following entities preferred source status in order to advance special social and economic goals:

The purchase of commodities and/or services from preferred sources are exempt from statutory competitive procurement requirements. All State agencies are required to purchase approved products and services that meet form, function and utility requirements in the following prioritized order:

  1. Department of Correctional Services' Correctional Industries Program
  2. Approved, charitable, non-profit making agencies for the blind.
  3. Equal priority to approved, charitable, non-profit making agencies for the severely disabled, qualified special employment programs for mentally ill persons and qualified veterans' workshops.

NYS Preferred Sources may be reached at the following locations:

New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID)
11 Columbia Circle Drive
Albany NY 12203
Phone: (518) 463-9706
Fax: (518) 463-9708
Email: admin@nysid.org
Internet: www.nysid.org
*Accepts NYS Citibank VISA (VISA) Purchasing Card transactions

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NYS Preferred Source Program For People Who Are Blind (NYSPSP)
194 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 122018
Phone: (518) 456-8671
Fax: (518) 456-3587
Internet: www.ibnys.org
*Accepts NYS Citibank VISA (VISA) Purchasing Card

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New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
44 Holland Avenue
Albany NY 12229
Phone: (518) 473-8561
Fax: (518) 473-0066

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New York State Department of Correctional Services (Corcraft)
Division of Industries
550 Broadway
Menands NY 12204
Phone: (518) 436-6321
            (800) 436-6321
Fax: (518) 472-1614
         (800) 898-5895
Internet: www.corcraft.org
*Accepts NYS Citibank VISA (VISA) Purchasing Card

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