As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless otherwise specified:

Terms Used In N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A

  • Construction item: means any such item or material used in construction and which is procured directly by the public authority or office or any such item or material commonly used in construction which is procured by a person, other than a municipality, under contract with the public authority or office. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Office: means the office of general services. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A
  • Product: means any material, supply, equipment or construction item or other item whether real or personal property which is the subject of any purchase, barter, or other exchange made to procure such product. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 2875-A

1. “Construction item” means any such item or material used in construction and which is procured directly by the public authority or office or any such item or material commonly used in construction which is procured by a person, other than a municipality, under contract with the public authority or office.

2. “Office” means the office of general services.

3. “Practicable” means capable of being used without violating the following criteria: performance, availability at a reasonable price, availability within a reasonable period of time and maintenance of a satisfactory level of competition.

4. “Product” means any material, supply, equipment or construction item or other item whether real or personal property which is the subject of any purchase, barter, or other exchange made to procure such product.

5. “Secondary materials” means any material recovered from or otherwise destined for the waste stream, including but not limited to, post-consumer material, industrial scrap material, and overstock or obsolete inventories from distributors, wholesalers and other companies as defined in rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner of general services but such term does not include those materials and byproducts generated from, and commonly reused within an original manufacturing process.

6. “Specification” means any description of the physical or functional characteristics, or of the nature of a material, supply, equipment or construction item. It may include a description of any requirement for inspecting, testing or preparing a material, supply, equipment or construction item for delivery.