Vehicle Buyer Information

Welcome to the New York State Vehicle Marketplace. It's where authorized users can purchase cars (Class 1-2) and trucks (Class 3-8) from a variety of vehicle dealers on contract (under awards 22898 and 22904) by having OGS post their vehicle needs (a mini-bid) for vehicle dealers on contract to respond to. This means there are more types of vehicles and manufacturers available on contract to compete for your business resulting in competitive pricing.

Don't know exactly what you want? That's okay. We have a few recommendations for you:

  • If it's a truck (Class 3-8), you can post a request for comment (RFC) instead. When you complete Form A, just indicate on the form that it's an RFC.  
  • For cars and trucks, don't be afraid to review the mini-bid results page to see what others have posted and review their mini-bid. 

How to Buy Vehicles

Buying your vehicle is easy by following these steps. For questions, contact

  1. Identify your vehicle needs and develop specifications for your request. The request may be for either specific vehicles or for any vehicles that meet the specifications provided. Not sure where to start? Review existing mini-bid results to find past specifications.
  2. Obtain all necessary internal approvals. If you are not already an authorized user for OGS centralized contracts, complete the eligibility application to receive your authorized user number. 
  3. Next prepare your mini-bid by determining if your vehicle request is for a car (Class 1-2) or truck (Class 3-8). If your request is for a Class 3-8 vehicle, determine if you would like OGS to post your request as a request for comment (RFC) prior to issuing a mini-bid so that you can recieve comments and suggestions from contractors regarding your request.
    • Cars (Class 1-2) are light-duty vehicles used primarily to transport passengers and cargo (cars, vans, SUVs, pickup trucks), with a gross vehicle weight rating less than or equal to 10,000 pounds. 
    • Trucks (Class 3-8) are chassis, bodies, or complete vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 10,000 pounds (also known as medium-heavy duty vehicles). 
    • For more information, see the types of vehicles by class weight chart
  4. Complete Form A for your request and submit it to  
  5. We will post your request on our website. For mini-bids, we will collect responses for you. If it is a request for comment (RFC), contractor responses will be sent directly to the identified contacts from Form A.​
  6. After the closing date, we will email you all mini-bid responses we have received. Evaluate the responses and determine if you are going to award the mini-bid or not. 
  7. Communicate your decision to all the dealers on contract who responded using the templates provided.
  8. Submit your report of contract use by completing Form C and submitting it to


The following vehicles and equipment can't be purchased through the Vehicle Marketplace. 

Heavy Construction Equipment: Equipment which is intened for heavy work including earthmoving, construction, lifting containers or materials, drilling holes in earth or rock, concrete or paving application or street sweeping (aerial lifts, large towable air compressors, generators, light towers, concrete saws, earth compactors, rollers, backhoes, motor graders, skid-steer loaders, bulldozers, wheel loaders, trenchers, utility tractors, excavators, forklifts, and sweepers), as well as other releated attachments and equipment. If you are interested in heavy construction equipment use Award 22792. 

School Bus: Every motor vehicle owned, leased or contracted for by a school and operated for the transportation of pupils under the age of 21 years, children of pupils, teachers and other persons acting in the supervisory capacity, to or from school or school activities. If you are interested in school buses use Award 22081 or Award 22311.  

Transit Bus: A rubber-tired automotive vehicled used for the provision of public transportation service. If you are interested in transit buses use Award 22945.

Helpful Resources

For Cars (Class 1-2)

For Trucks (Class 3-8)