State Use Program Committee
The Oklahoma Legislature created the State Use Committee to administer a procurement program to promote meaningful and gainful employment opportunities for persons with severe disabilities. (74 O.S., § 3001 et seq.) Statutes require the employment within central purchasing of a contracting officer, appointed by the state purchasing director with the advice of the State Use Committee, to solicit, develop and negotiate contracts with qualified agencies and individuals for the program.
The committee may certify qualified organizations and severely disabled individuals. The committee designates by regulation a procurement schedule of products directly manufactured, produced, processed or assembled and services directly performed, offered or provided by a qualified entity, which the committee determines suitable for procurement by a state agency. Program funds are directly related to the amount of sales by the vendors. One percent (1%) of all sales to a state entity from a qualified vendor are deposited into the State Use Revolving Fund for the sole purpose of promoting the program.
State CPO appointed by the State Purchasing Director
Designee of the Visual Services Administrator in the Department of Rehabilitation Services
Parent/Guardian of a Person with Disabilities
Designee of the Director of OMES
Past President of Oklahoma Community-Based Providers
Designee of DHS Director
State Use Contracting Officer
5005 N. Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73105