Contract Procurement Committee Update

June 24, 2011

Rule Changes for SUNY and CUNY purchasing have been proposed

SUNY published in the June 22, 2011 State Register its proposed rule changes to conform existing purchasing regulations with changes enacted as part of the State Budget. †The Business Council supported the legislation as it allows SUNY and CUNY more flexibility in their purchasing and may give them greater ability to enter into public-private partnerships, all of which are necessary to leverage the many opportunities for sustainability and growth of the campuses and their regionís economy.

The proposed changes will repeal Section 316.4(e) of Chapter V of Title 8 NYCRR and replace those provisions with new standards that:

Please visit the State Register, page 17, for all proposed changes.

For more information and to comment, please contact Lisa S. Campo at 518-320-1400 or Lisa.Campo@SUNY.edu. Public comments will be accepted until August 6, 2011.