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AZ Set-Aside Program

What is the Arizona Set-Aside Program?

In accordance with ARS & 41-2636 of the Arizona Procurement Code, all state governmental units are required to endeavor to set aside one percent (1%) of new purchases or contracts for products, materials, and services from certified nonprofit agencies that serve individuals with disabilities (CNAID) and Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI). The Set-Aside Committee convenes quarterly to determine those materials and services that are provided, manufactured, produced, and offered for sale by Arizona industries for the blind, certified nonprofit agencies that serve individuals with disabilities, and Arizona Correctional Industries, and that satisfy the requirements of state governmental units and to establish a fair (and most often below) market price for all approved materials and services offered for sale that meet these requirements.

ACI is a Proud Partner
At ACI, we are a proud partner in this program. Each day, we teach thousands of inmates the valued job skills and trades to help them earn gainful employment upon release. Our work programs also significantly reduce recidivism – these inmate workers are better equipped to enter the job market and less likely to reoffend.

As a state governmental unit, you are obligated to fulfill this one percent (1%) quota each year on any new purchases.
At ACI, we have a variety of industries to fulfill ANY order or purchase you may need:

ACI Furniture
Utilizing the expertise of the metalwork and millwork teams, we create incredible furniture for any size office.

30 years in business, 15,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art printing equipment
Professional print services for ANY need – booklets, flyers, menus, coupons, forms, calendars, signs, banners, newsletters, postcards, certificates, plaques, invitations, letterhead, decals, posters, catalogs, floor graphics, variable data letters, etc. We can do it all!

Metalwork & Millwork
30 years in business, 100,000 sq. ft. of professional metal/wood-working equipment
We manufacture: park benches, tables, chairs, metal signs, shade structures, bus stops, trash receptacles, shelving, cabinets, lockers, rolling school-crossing sign holders, podiums, etc.

30 years in business, 10,000 sq. ft. of professional refurbishing equipment

We provide total teardown and transport of project and our capabilities include: sandblasting, powder coating, CNC machines, skilled CAD/Solidworks professionals, sewing capabilities, skilled craftspeople, and specialized production equipment.

Our valued customers include:
Arizona Departments of:

  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Child Safety
  • Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry
  • Economic Security
  • Emergency & Military Affairs
  • Environmental Quality
  • Forestry & Fire Management
  • Game and Fish
  • Health Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Housing
  • Insurance & Financial Institutions
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Liquor Licensing & Control
  • Public Safety
  • Real Estate
  • Revenue
  • Transportation
  • Veterans Services
  • Water Resources  

Arizona State Boards of:

  • Accountancy
  • Behavioral Health Examiners
  • Dental Examiners
  • Education
  • Equalization
  • Executive Clemency
  • Funeral Directors and Embalmers
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Examiners
  • Occupational Therapy Examiners
  • Peace Officers & Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Care
  • Technical Registration
  • Veterinary Medical Examiners


  • Coalition for Victim Services
  • Corporation Commission
  • Governor’s Office
  • Historical Society
  • House of Representatives
  • Industrial Commission
  • State Land Department
  • State Lottery
  • State Parks
  • State Retirement System
  • State Treasurer
  • Superior Court
  • Supreme Court


  • Casa Grande School District
  • City of Phoenix
  • City of Tucson
  • Phoenix College
  • Phoenix Union High School District
  • Tucson Unified School District
  • Various city and county departments
  • Various hospitals


For more information, please contact:

Annette Anaya, [email protected] 
(602) 447-3142, Phoenix and Southern Arizona

John Utley, [email protected]
(602) 447-3145, Phoenix and Northern Arizona