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IT Procurement Workgroup

Vendor Responsibility
What does it really mean?

NYS Office of the State Comptroller

June 6, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am
(8:30 am Check-In)
The NYS Forum
24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany New York

Webex available for this event

NYS Law requires that agencies only contract with responsive and RESPONSIBLE vendors.

  • What is vendor responsibility?
  • What does it mean to be a responsible vendor?
  • How do I, as an agency procurement representative, ensure that my vendor is responsible?
  • As a vendor, what happens if I have had some issues in the past?
  • Do past issues preclude me from contracting with NYS or NYC government?

There are often misunderstandings with regard to vendor responsibility. The NYS Office of the State Comptroller works with agencies across the state, to ensure that the vendors they chose to work with are "responsible". Vendors can learn from best practices to validate vendor responsibility as it relates to your subcontractors and consultants.

Presentation Summary:

In addition to addressing those questions and misunderstandings listed above, our presenters will also address the various aspects of vendor responsibility determinations from both the government and corporate perspectives.


  • Carol O'Connor, Section Head, Grants and Vendor Responsibility, NYS Office of the State Comptroller
  • Ruth Walters, Owner, The Walters Group

Who should attend?

  • All NYS and NYC government staff
  • ITCR Members

Pre-Register by June 2, 2017

  • Pre-Registration is preferred

Cancellation Policy:
Registration indicates your intent to attend. If you register and your schedule changes making you UNABLE to attend, please contact us so that we can open the session to other interested participants. Contact Rebecca Buchner at (518) 438-7414.