In 1948, the New York State legislature created Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to provide shared educational programs and services to school districts within the state. Today there are 37 BOCES that are partnering with nearly all of the state’s school districts to help meet students’ evolving educational needs through cost-effective and relevant programs.
The GreenNY: State Purchasing and Operations provides EO 4 approved purchasing specifications and GreenNY educational resources. The GreenNY Interagency Committee is charged with developing these EO 4 specifications, and the EO 4 sub-committees are Procurement, Training, Reporting, and Operations and Engagement.
Dedicated to the ongoing support of our membership through education, certification and networking opportunities, The New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials (SAMPO) continues its tradition as the leading resource for New York State's public procurement professionals. In conjunction with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, SAMPO offers a broad, targeted program of classes, seminars and events that work to help members raise their level of knowledge, expertise and standards of excellence in the field of public purchasing, thereby promoting public trust.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.
The mission of the New York State Department of Labor Bureau of Public Work is to enforce the New York State Labor Law in which contractors and subcontractors must pay the prevailing rate of wage and supplements (fringe benefits) to all workers under a public work contract. Employers must pay the prevailing wage rate set for the locality where the work is performed. Prevailing wage is the pay rate set by law for work on public work projects. This applies to all laborers, workers or mechanics employed under a public work contract. The Bureau of Public Work administers Article 8 (public construction) and Article 9 (building service contracts) of the New York State Labor Laws.
The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.
The NYS Department of State is the State’s planning agency in designing and managing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council process by laying the groundwork for our communities to become more resilient in the face of future natural disasters. The Department also makes strategic investments to revitalize communities and spur economic growth. Whether it is contributing to the development and remediation of the Gowanus Canal in New York City through our Brownfield Opportunities Areas program, maintaining the pristine nature of Lake George in upstate Warren County through our Local Waterfront Revitalization program, or expanding broadband in rural parts of New York through our Regional Commissions, the Department of State’s work benefits communities, assists local tourism efforts and the protects the State’s environment.
Empire State Development's Small Business Division supports the development and expansion of businesses with under 100 employees - directing an array of programs and initiatives supporting small business growth and helping entrepreneurs maximize opportunities for success.
The NYS Empire State Development (ESD) Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development promotes equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs, and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. We supplement New York State's economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses throughout the state. Our key objectives are to 1) encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs; 2) review applications by businesses seeking certification and maintain a directory of certified MWBEs; and 3) promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies as well as MWBEs.
The OGS Bureau of Risk & Insurance Management assists state agencies and entities with insurance procurement and providing guidance on insurance requirements in state contracts. The general policy of the State of New York is self-assumption of risk where no insurance is ordinarily obtained to protect state-owned property or for third-party claims arising from injuries to the public at state-owned facilities, sometimes known as “Self Insurance” or “Self Retention.” In order to request a new policy, there must be a contractual obligation or special circumstance.
The Business Services Center provides shared services to standardize Human Resources and Finance transactions for New York State. Our efforts increase efficiencies, lower costs, and support agencies as they focus on core mission activities. Services are delivered by a highly motivated workforce committed to providing exceptional customer service.
The Office of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is responsible for ensuring that the Office of General Services (OGS) and its hosted agencies comply with the provisions of New York State Executive Law, Article 15A and the rules and regulations set forth in 5NYCRR, Part 140 – 145. These policies are intended to promote and encourage participation by minority and women-owned businesses in state contracting opportunities.
OGS Procurement Services is the state's centralized procurement office. We manage nearly 1,500 contracts for commodities, services, and technology that are in demand by New York government agencies, local governments, school districts, and nonprofit organizations.
NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) Printing & Design Services
The Office of Mental Health's (OMH) Printing and Design Services is one of the largest in-house print shops in New York State government. Its purpose is to meet the design and printing needs of New York State agencies and non-profit organizations. Printing and Design Services is capable of producing a wide variety of media including letterhead, forms, brochures, newsletters, presentations and manuals. Professional staff will work to take your job from initial planning and design stages, through the production phase, to final print and delivery. Printing and Design Services supports full color copiers, as well as mid- and full-range photocopying equipment, specialty printing presses, and offers a wide range of finishing capabilities.
The New York State Comptroller is the State’s chief fiscal officer who ensures that State and local governments use taxpayer money effectively and efficiently to promote the common good. Part of the Comptroller’s responsibilities include serving as custodian of more than $15 billion in unclaimed funds, restoring lost accounts to their rightful owners.
The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on May 12, 2014, allows eligible Veteran business owners to get certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB). The goal of the Act is to encourage and support eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities. The OGS Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development is responsible for certifying eligible SDVOBs and assisting and promoting their participation in the state's procurement activities.
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board protects the rights of employees and employers by ensuring the proper delivery of benefits and by promoting compliance with the law. The Board maintains 9 district offices across New York, located in Albany, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Long Island (Hauppauge), Manhattan, Queens, Rochester and Syracuse.