Welcome to the 2017 NY GovBuy

Commissioner DestitoA Message from Office of General Services' Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito

Welcome to the 2017 NY GovBuy, a statewide government buyers event. It is a pleasure to be collaborating once again this year with the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and for the first time with the New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials (SAMPO).  Formerly called the OGS Procurement Services Purchasing Forum & Trade Show, GovBuy combines the forum, trade show, and SAMPO’s annual conference into one event. By working together we are able to provide a more comprehensive purchasing event for all NYS purchasers. 

There are several new classes being offered to all attendees this year, including, “How to Write a Scope” and “Understanding the Freedom of Information Law,” as well as a few new classes targeted specifically to the non-state agencies: “Purchasing 1 & 2” and “School District Purchasing.”  Additionally, OGS Chief Procurement Officer Sean Carroll will be conducting a town hall-style meeting on each day of the event, one for state agencies and one for local purchasers. This venue will provide attendees an opportunity to talk with the CPO about what is working and in what areas we can improve. 

Governor Cuomo continues to promote economic opportunities for NYS-certified service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, NYS-certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises, NYS small businesses, sellers of recycled and remanufactured products, and NYS food producers. Exhibitors that fall into these categories are identified for your convenience.  This year, the preferred source industries will be exhibiting their goods and services in the hallways leading into the Convention Center as well as in meeting room 6.  Please stop by their booths and discover what they have to offer.

I wish to thank New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, NY SAMPO President Donna Ball, and their teams for partnering with us on the event and for sharing their talented staff in support of our training and procurement activities.

Again, welcome to the NY GovBuy event and thank you for attending!