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Section 213-A Special provisions regarding the purchasing of apparel or sports equipment by the state university of New York and the city university of...

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Special provisions regarding the purchasing of apparel or sports equipment by the state university of New York and the city university of New York.

  1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the various units of the state university of New York, the city university of New York and community colleges shall have the authority to:

  a. Determine that a bidder on a contract for the purchase of apparel or sports equipment is not a responsible bidder as defined in section one hundred sixty-three of the state finance law based upon either of the following considerations:

  (i) the labor standards applicable to the manufacture of the apparel or sports equipment, including but not limited to employee compensation, working conditions, employee rights to form unions, and the use of child labor, or

  (ii) the bidder's failure to provide information sufficient for the state agency or corporation to determine the labor conditions applicable to the manufacture of the apparel or sports equipment.

  b. Include in the internal policies and procedures governing procurement of apparel or sports equipment, where such procurement is not further required to be made pursuant to the competitive bidding requirements of section one hundred sixty-three of the state finance law, a prohibition against the purchase of apparel or sports equipment from any vendor based upon either or both of the following considerations:

  (i) the labor standards applicable to the manufacture of the apparel or sports equipment, including but not limited to employee compensation, working conditions, employee rights to form unions, and the use of child labor, or

  (ii) the bidder's failure to provide sufficient information for said state agencies to determine the labor standards applicable to the manufacture of the apparel or sports equipment.

  2. For the purposes of this section the term:

  a. "apparel" shall mean goods, such as, but not limited to, sports uniforms, including gym uniforms, required school uniforms, shoes, including, but not limited to, athletic shoes or sneakers, sweatshirts, caps, hats, and other clothing, whether or not imprinted with a school's name or logo, academic regalia, lab coats and staff uniforms; and

  b. "sports equipment" shall mean equipment, such as, but not limited to, balls, bats and other goods intended for use by those participating in sports and games.