On behalf of the New Mexico Council for Purchasing from Persons With Disabilities, Horizons of New Mexico, a central nonprofit agency, provides comprehensive statewide support to foster development of contracts for New Mexico's people with disabilities, community rehabilitation programs, and public bodies.
The last US Census showed that, for New Mexico residents between the ages of 16 and 64, approximately 38% of the state's men with a disability and 31% of its women with a disability were employed, compared with employment rates of 80% and 71% for men and women of the same age group who do not possess a disability.
The New Mexico State Use Act, 13-1C-1 NMSA 1978, is an outgrowth of the state's continuing efforts to expand opportunities for its citizens with disabilities. The Act opens state service contracts, including contracts to provide service to the state as business owners and entrepreneurs, to persons with disabilities without their having to competitively bid for the contract - so long as the services are provided at fair market pricing.
Antoinette Holmes, Chair
NM Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
PO Box 15430
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
Debbie Romero, Council vice Chair
NM Department of Finance & Administration
407 Galisteo, Suite #180
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Greg Trapp, Council Secretary
Executive Director, NM Commission for the Blind
2200 Yale Blvd.
SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
Director of Community Engagement
NM Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
505 Marquette Ave NW, Suite 1550
Albuquerque, NM 87102
State Purchasing Division
1100 S. St. Francis Drive, Room 2016
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Membership includes State Purchasing Agent or designee
Required by State Use Act 13-1C-4 A. (1)
4116 Ravenwood Pl NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
4534 Sandalwood Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Required by State Use Act
9712 Arvilla Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
NM Child, Youth, and Families Department
1120 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501