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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

  • 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

  • New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

    44 Holland Avenue
    Albany NY 12229
    Phone: (518) 473-8561
    Fax: (518) 473-0066
  • 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

Last Updated 12/18/15