Whenever it is feasible and in the best interests of the district, purchases of materials, supplies or equipment (except printed material), in excess of five hundred dollars ($500), shall be made through New York State and County Government contracts. The district will adhere to the requirements of the State Finance Law in the purchase of any suitable products or services (as determined by the Commissioner of General Services) which are manufactured, assembled, produced or provided by the blind or other severely handicapped persons from approved, qualified charitable or nonprofit-making agencies. The district must purchase any suitable products which are manufactured or prepared by prisoners in the state correctional institutions and penitentiaries, pursuant to Correction Law §184.
The Purchasing Agent will keep a file on all current state contracts.
Ref: General Municipal Law §§103(30; 104; 109-a
State Finance Law §§175-a; 175-b
Correction Law §§184; 186
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: November 25, 2003