Thank you to all attendees and vendors who participated in the 2016 NYS Purchasing Forum & Trade Show, in support of NYSID’s message that “Your Purchases Create Preferred Source Jobs.”
Nearly 40 NYSID member agencies and private sector business partners exhibited their products and services May 18 and 19 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
What’s more, Preferred Source workers on NYSID contracts were on hand to greet customers and illustrate the employment impact of government procurement.
The OGS Purchasing Forum & Trade Show brings government purchasing professionals from across the state together to learn about the newest contracts, hear about best practices and see many of the goods, services and technologies available on centralized contracts.
Purchases from NYSID member agencies and private sector business partners employed 7,052 New Yorkers with disabilities on NYSID Preferred Source contracts in 2015 and provided $59.7 million in wages.
NYSID member agencies and private sector business partners that participated in the NYS Purchasing Forum & Trade Show included:
Association of Vision Rehabilitation & Employment - A.V.R.E.; Access: Supports for Living; ACHIEVE; AHRC Business Services and AHRC Workforce; Alphapointe/New York City Industries for the Blind (NYCIB); American Maintenance; Arc of Rensselaer; Bates Troy;
CASO, Inc.; Center for Disability Services; Challenge Workforce Solutions; Coarc Manufacturing; CWI: Community, Work and Independence, Inc.; eBizDocs; Fedcap; Focused Technologies; Gateway Community Industries; Goodwill Industries; Herkimer Area Resource Center; Human Technologies;
Image Data, Inc.; J M Murray Center; Janitronics; Jefferson Rehabilitation Center; Liberty Enterprises, Montgomery County Arc; Maryhaven; Northeast Career Planning; Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany; Paper Alternatives; Progress Industries LCI/Oneida Lewis Chapter Arc; PSCH Clean Corp.; Rehabilitation Support Services; Schenectady Arc/Pine Ridge Industries; Schoharie County Arc; Seneca Cayuga Industries; Spectrum Designs Foundation; Steuben County Arc; The Osborne Association; TRI Business & Career Center; Ulster-Greene Arc