As a State Agency, Buffalo State College is required by New York State Finance Law Sec. 162 Preferred Sources to purchase from Preferred Sources whenever possible. Every effort should be made to purchase from Corcraft (Division of Correctional Industries), NYS Industries for the Disabled (NYSID), and Industries for the Blind of New York State (IBNYS), where the form, function, utility, cost, and delivery terms meet the needs of the campus.
Corcraft - Highlights of commodities the offer: bookcases, lockers, dormitory bedding, furniture, shelving, signage.
New York State Industries for the Disabled - Highlights of commodities they offer: T-shirts, office supplies, janitorial supplies.
Industries for the Blind of NYS - Highlights of commodities they offer: janitorial supplies, office supplies, flags.
MINORITY WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS
The State of New York believes that increasing the utilization of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE's) is an important element of the State's and SUNY's contribution to the growth of our economy and community.
Executive Law, Article 15-A establishes State-wide Minority and Women Owned Business enterprise utilization goals and imposes sanctions on agencies that substantially fail to meet their goals. SUNY also includes MWBE utilization as a component of campus presidential evaluations. It is the policy of SUNY Buffalo State to take affirmative action to ensure that Minority and Women Owned Businesses, certified by New York State, are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to provide the college with goods and services at competitive prices.
A complete list of Minority and Women Owned business is available by visiting http://www.esd.ny.gov/mwbe.html.
The Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development (DSDVBD) is housed within the New York State Office of General Services and is tasked with promoting and encouraging the continuing economic development of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs). Through the DSDVBD, the State of New York aims to assist service-disabled veterans in playing a greater role in the economy of the state and to provide additional assistance and support to disabled veterans to better equip them to form and expand small businesses, thereby enabling them to realize the American dream they fought to protect. New York State Executive Law Article 17-B governs requirements for the participation of SDVOBs in New York State contracting. The objective of Article 17-B is to expand opportunities for SDVOBs, primarily through increased participation in New York State contracting.
The following list includes but is not limited to what they offer:
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