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Reciprocal Preference Law
New York (NY)

Reciprocal Language

Under the​ Omnibus Procurement Act of 1992 and Amendments of 1194, (now Section 165.6 a-e of the State Finance Law) the Office of General Services may deny to a vendor placement on bidders mailing lists and award of contracts that they would otherwise obtain if their principal place of business is located in a jurisdiction that penalizes New York State vendors and if the goods or services offered will be substantially produced or performed outside New York State.

These sanctions may be waived when it is determined to be in the best interest of New York State to do so.

​Recycled Products


Two step policy for recycled products. 10% preference is applied for a recycled content product without regard to the product's origin. An additional 5% preference may be granted if at least 50% of the secondary materials utilized in manufacture of that product are generated from the waste stream in New York State.

Agricultural  products, including foods and beverages


1)  Catering

Promotion of New York agricultural products, including foods and beverages, is an important part of the mission of the Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGR).  The Licensee will be strongly encouraged to participate in the promotion of New York grown or produced food and beverages.  Examples of participation may include:

a) display of signage provided by AGR or a New York vendor,

b) special menu items featuring New York food or

c) the sale of New York produced beverage items including beer, wine and spirits.  

2)  Food Products

The Commissioner of the Office of General Services (OGS) recognizes the importance of utilizing food products that are grown, produced, harvested or processed in New York State.  In order to advance this objective, OGS strongly encourages companies to fulfill the requirements of contracts awarded with products, including foods and beverages, that are grown, produced, harvested or processed, in whole or in part, in New York State and to identify those items in their price guides. 

If any laws are passed with regard to usage of NYS food products, Agencies are required to follow those laws and the Contractor is required to designate all NYS products within their Price Guide.