At this time this program page is for local governments and other authorized entities only. State agency procedures are being developed and will be available in the future.
OGS has been designated by the Governor as the lead agency for the 1122 Public Safety Procurement Program (PSPP). This authority is derived from The National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1122) for FY1994 and FY2009 which subsequently became law under Title 10 Section 381 Military Support for Civilian Public Safety Agencies. This law provides the authority for certified state and local governments to purchase equipment for counter-drug, homeland security and emergency response activities from specific federal sources.
The Counter-Drug (CD) program was introduced in December 1994 at a conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in which the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participated. State governors were asked to appoint State Points of Contact (SPOCs) to administer the State program, and the Secretary of the Army was appointed as executive agent for DOD. Each state is given the latitude to organize its 1122 Program according to its own state preferences and procedures.
With the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY2009 the 1122 Public Safety Procurement Program was expanded to include Homeland Security (HS) and Emergency Response (ER). New York has had a long history of using this program and the recent appointment of an OGS representative as the State Point of Contact (SPOC) has re-instituted New York’s ability to once again participate after a brief hiatus. In 2015, the State of New York received authorization to participate in the 1122 Public Safety Procurement Program.
The 1122 Program brings a purchasing advantage that is achieved through discounts available to the federal government due to large volume purchases. The 1122 Program is a valuable opportunity for state and local governments throughout the country to participate and save substantial dollars for their counter-drug, homeland security and emergency response activities.
Participation in New York’s 1122 Public Safety Procurement Program is open to state and local governmental entities that have as part of their mission at least one of the following public safety categories:
- Counter-drug: A requirement to enforce anti-drug laws or engages in or supports prevention, intervention, or suppression activities related to counter-drug, including education activities.
- Emergency Response: A requirement for first responders plus emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators) that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations.
- Homeland Security: A requirement for homeland security to prevent and protect New York State from terrorist attacks within the United States; reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies; and minimize the damage and recover from attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies that occur.
Examples of organizations eligible to participate in the 1122 Program include, but are not limited to: fire departments, police departments, medical emergency responders, public works departments and emergency services.
Updating Your Contact Information: Program participants, which will be referred to as Public Safety Agencies (PSAs) must promptly notify OGS Procurement Services in writing of any point of contact changes. Additionally, PSAs must notify OGS Procurement Services on an annual basis, from the date they were certified into the program, that the points of contact listed on their request for certification are still current or provide updated contact information as necessary.
For questions, please contact the SPOC at NY1122.SPOC@ogs.ny.gov.