New York State 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:

  • Department of Correctional Services’ Correctional Industries Program
  • Approved, charitable, non-profit making agencies for the blind.
  • 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.

Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

It is the policy of the State University of New York to offer minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to provide commodities and services at competitive prices.

Procurement and Payment Services is committed to supporting the advancement, implementation and management of SUNY Brockport’s efforts to promote the development of MWBEs. Procedures have been developed that ensure all vendors receive fair consideration.

Likewise, campus departments are asked to provide fair consideration and opportunities to MWBEs when making authorized Procurement Card transactions. Please refer to the MWBE Directory to locate a certified NYS MWBE vendor before making purchases.

For any questions, please contact Pam Powell.

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
Accepts NYS Citibank VISA (VISA) Purchasing Card transactions

NYS Preferred Source Program For People Who Are Blind (NYSPSP)

136 State St. Fl. 2
Albany NY 12207
Phone: (518) 621-0621/(800) 421-9010
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
Accepts NYS Citibank VISA (VISA) Purchasing Card