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Doing Business with PCI

 

Eligible Customers
By law, PCI only may sell to:
· Commonwealth agencies of Pennsylvania
· Political subdivisions of the Commonwealth, state, municipal or county authority created by or under the laws of the Commonwealth
· State institutions, educational or charitable institutions receiving aid from the Commonwealth
· Any entity that is part of the federal government
· Other states, political subdivisions or authority thereof
· Any institution receiving aid from the federal government
· Any holder of a current PA tax exempt number
  
View PCI’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of General Services here or visit the Department of General Services' emarketplace here.

Why Buy from PCI?
Pennsylvania Correctional Industries offers work programs inside state correctional facilities that provide real work experience to offenders. Our bureau is the only self-supporting program within the Department of Corrections. Purchasing from PCI facilitates successful reentry for offenders, enhances public safety by reducing recidivism and saving taxpayers’ dollars, as well as benefits the following:
 
Offender Accountability
Wages earned through jobs with PCI contribute to an offenders cost of incarceration, legal financial obligations, victim restitution, family support and an inmate account.
 
One-Stop Shopping
Finding everything your organization or agency needs to succeed is easy when you work with our dedicated staff. You can choose from various standard items, as well as customized and configurable items.
 
No Bids Required
Buying from Pennsylvania Correctional Industries is made easy...
 
One-on-One Assistance
Experienced PCI staff are ready to assist you! Contact our Sales and Marketing Representatives or our Customer Service Department whether you need help choosing a product to fit your needs or you are ready to start a new project. Our team is committed to the success of our customers!
 
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Pennsylvania Correctional Industries is committed to the satisfaction of our customers.

Custom Design

Let us help you with your embroidery and silk-screening logos, custom furniture needs, print work and signage.
 
Free Shipping
Many items include free shipping to any destination within the state of Pennsylvania.
 
Economical Contributions
In addition to saving tax dollars, PCI contributes to the strength of the economy through its support of private industry. In 2010 we purchased more than $37.2 million worth of raw materials, supplies, and services from the private sector. Additionally, capital assets in excess of $3.8 million were procured during the same period.
 
Work Ethic
Most inmates enter the Pennsylvania correctional system with few job skills, many have never held a job that provided a reasonable measure of economic security. Others failed to develop good work habits necessary to maintain employment. For many inmates, developing these work habits is even more important than mastering a specific vocation or skill. At PCI, inmates learn marketable job skills in state-of-the-art production and manufacturing operations. Additionally, PCI shop staff require inmate workers to be team players: punctual, reliable, timely in the completion of their work, and dependable. Inmate workers learn to follow directions, develop problem-solving skills and take pride in good work done well.

Vendor Information
Visit the
emarketplace link here to find links to current opportunities to sell PCI the materials we use every day.