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Buffalo State College + Buffalo Purchasing Initiative

SUNY Buffalo State College—the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system—provides more than 7,000 students each year with diverse and transformational opportunities to believe in themselves, be inspired with knowledge, and achieve their goals. Buffalo State is ranked in the top-50 nationally by CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (SMI), which measures how effectively institutions enroll economically-disadvantaged students and graduate them into well-paying jobs. The college offers a distinctive urban-engaged curriculum across more than 75 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate programs in the arts, education, sciences, and professional studies. Since 1871, Buffalo State has played a leading role in the resurgence of New York State’s second-largest city, generating more than $680 million in total economic impact each year as an anchor institution for the City of Buffalo.

Procurement at Buffalo State

State agencies are required to purchase commodities, services, and technologies in accordance with New York State Finance Law, Article 11. State agencies are mandated to make purchases in the following order:

  • First:  Preferred Sources
  • Second:  Centralized State Contracts for Commodities, Services and Technology
  • Third:  Agency-Established Contracts
  • Fourth:  Agency Conducts Its Own Procurement, Including Discretionary Spending

There are no restrictions on vendor qualifications MWBE vendor certification is encouraged.

Learn more about Procurement Services at https://procurement.buffalostate.edu/.

Vendors are Required to follow NYS guidelines and are encouraged to understand NYS’ Procurement Practices https://ogs.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/11/doing_business_with_nys_11-22-21.pdf.

To learn about opportunities at Buffalo State College, vendors should refer to NYS Contract Reporter – New York State’s official publication for procurement activity from state agencies, authorities, public benefit corporations, and SUNY & CUNY campuses: https://www.nyscr.ny.gov/.

Contacts

Bonnie J Heim
Director, Non-Contract Procurement
heimbj@buffalostate.edu
(716) 878-4113

Steven W Olsen
Director, Contract Management
olsensw@buffalostate.edu
(716) 878-4113