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NYS Laws Extending Use of State Centralized Contracts
for Purchases by Non- State Agencies

These groups are eligible to purchase through
OGS Commodity, Information Technology and Service Centralized Contracts.


Any officer, board, or agency of a political subdivision, or of a district therein (counties, cities, towns, villages, public school districts) -- Section 163(i) of the State Finance Law and Sections 100 & 104 of the General Municipal Law

Any public authority or public benefit corporation of the State -- Section 163 of the State Finance Law

Volunteer fire companies -- Section 163(i) of the State Finance Law & Sections 100 & 104 of the General Municipal Law

Voluntary ambulance services -- Sections 100 and 104 of the General Municipal Law

Nonprofit, non-public hospitals, residential health care or mental hygiene facilities -- Section 163 of the State Finance Law & Section 2891 of the Public Health Law

Institutions for instruction of the deaf and of the blind -- Section 163(v) of the State Finance Law & Section 4201 of the Education Law

Charitable nonprofit agencies for the blind and other severely disabled -- Section 163(vi, vii) of the State Finance Law

Non-public, nonprofit elementary and secondary schools -- Section 109-a of the General Municipal Law and Sections 216 & 3204, Article 17 of the Education Law

Nonprofit independent colleges and universities -- Section 6404 of the Education Law

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services -- Section 100 of the General Municipal Law

Nonprofit public television corporations and public radio corporations -- Section 236 of the Education Law
bullet Any Public library, association library, library system, cooperative library system, the New York Library Association and the New York State Association of Library Boards (or any other library except those operated by for profit entities) -- Sections 163 of the State Finance Law and Section 109-a of the General Municipal Law 
Certain nonprofit museums, historical societies, zoological gardens, botanical gardens, arboreta, and aquariums -- Section 258-a of the Education Law
Certain public associations -- New York State Town Clerks Association, New York State Association of Counties, Association of Towns of the State of New York, New York State Conference of Mayors and other Municipal Officials, New York State School Boards Association, Inc., the New York Planning Federation and Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York the New York State Association of School Business Officials and the New York State Council of School Superintendents --Section 109-a of the General Municipal Law
Certain not-for-profit corporations that receive federal funds for provision of transportation services -- Section 31-a of the Transportation Law
The Interstate Environmental Commission -- Section 163 of the State Finance Law
Nonprofit cemetery corporations -- Section 1509G of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law
Nonprofit county, town or other agricultural societies and youth fairs or expositions held by county extension service associations -- Chapter 741 of the Laws of 1985 and as amended by Chapter 90 of the Laws of 1992
Certain charitable organizations -- Chapter 741 of the Laws of 1985 and as amended through Chapter 275 of the Laws of 1998.



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