Free training session on state contracts offered

Published Mar 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

The New York State Office of General Services will hold a free training session on April 20 in Rome to help local governments, colleges, school districts and non-profit organizations use state contracts more effectively, Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito has announced. 

Attendees will also be able to discuss ideas and issues with Chief Procurement Officer
Sean Carroll or other procurement leaders in an open forum setting.

Topics to be covered at the training sessions may include purchasing protocols; the Vehicle Marketplace; Information Technology centralized contracts; roadway and fuel contracts; food and milk contracts; and New York’s State’s online shopping site.

There will also be information about the 1122 public safety program, which allows certified state and local governments to purchase equipment from specific federal sources for counter-drug, homeland security and emergency response activities.

Training will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 1 p.m. It will take place at the Mohawk Valley Community College Rome campus at 1101 Floyd Ave.

To register and learn more about upcoming training opportunities, visit

“By traveling to communities across New York in recent years, members of the OGS Procurement Services team have been able to help our customers understand how to use and get the most out of our new and innovative state contracts for commodities, services, and technology,” Commissioner Destito said. “Our seasoned procurement professionals will, once again, present information about centralized contracts at each of these training sessions and offer advice aimed at improving efficiency and accountability with an eye to reaching substantial cost savings.”