BuyNY Guidelines

Guidelines for Purchasing New York State Food Products

 

New York State Finance Law (“SFL”) §165(4) empowers state agencies purchasing food products to require that some or all of the food products be grown, harvested, produced, or processed in New York State. These guidelines are established jointly by the New York State Office of General Services and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets pursuant to 9 NYCRR §250.2(d) and should be read broadly to encourage both the purchase of New York State Food Products as well as fair and open competition.

 

OGS has created a template to be completed by any agency buying food. Please note that agencies are required to report food purchases, whether using NYS centralized food contracts or agency-specific food contracts where the agency has determined that all or some of the food products to be purchased must be New York State Food Products. This report should be provided to OGS in a compiled format.

 

Questions?

Questions regarding these guidelines or the food procurement process can be submitted to:

Office of General Services: [email protected]
Agriculture and Markets: [email protected]

 

Guidelines and Reports

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    Report of New York State Food Purchases

    Agencies are required to report food purchases, whether using NYS centralized food contracts or agency-specific food contracts where the agency has determined that all or some of the food products to be purchased must be New York State Food Products. This report should be provided to OGS in a compiled format.

     

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    2019 New York State Food Metrics Annual Report

    The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) submits the following annual report to the Governor and Honorable Members of the Legislature. This report constitutes the annual report as required by the Food Metrics Law and also provides an overview of efforts to support the BuyNY food initiative, including outreach activities and progress toward increasing the purchase of food grown, harvested, produced, or processed in New York State. The data contained in this Annual Report reflects purchases made between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.

     

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