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Guidance and Research

Ask Us a Question

Do you need to buy something for your agency and aren't sure where to start? The Buy Desk is happy to answer your questions and get you headed in the right direction. 

Email the Buy Desk today: [email protected].

Send Us a Research Request

Are you looking for a specific commodity, service or technology and need help researching products and sourcing? Following New York State's purchasing requirements, the Buy Desk will perform research on your behalf to offer you solutions. 


Get Started!

Email a research request to the Buy Desk at [email protected] with a detailed description including the product description, part numbers, quantity, a copy of a quote, applicable forms, coverage dates, or serial numbers. 

  • For commodity requests, include product, description, specifications, and quantity.
  • For service requests, include the type and location of service.
  • For technology requests, include manufacturer, part number, quantity, coverage dates, and serial numbers.


What happens next? 

The Buy Desk will reach out to you if we need more information, perform the research, and reply with our findings. 


Contact the Buy Desk

Still have questions? Try the BSC Help Center where you can send a question to our support team or search a database of FAQs.

Contact us by email:

Mailing Address:

1220 Washington Avenue

Building 5, Floor 6

Albany, NY 12226