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Reciprocal Preference Law
New York (NY)
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​Reciprocal Language

Under the Omnibus Procurement Act of 1992 and Amendments of 1994, (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


The Commissioner of the office of General Services  encourages companies to fulfill contracts with products that are grown, produced, harvested or processed in New York State. 

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.