Procurement and Contracting in New York
- OGS Emergency Construction Contracts Report
- Consultant Report
- Prompt Contracting Report
- Procurement Stewardship Act Report
No statutory provisions or regulations establish administrative bid protest procedures. However, Comptroller DiNapoli believes in allowing people to raise concerns about State agency contract awards. The Comptroller's independent review of bid protests, as well as agency contracts, helps ensure fairness in State contracting.
The independent review of contracts is a strong deterrent to waste, fraud and abuse in contracting. In January 2014, Comptroller DiNapoli issued this report on the importance of the Comptroller’s independent contract oversight to prevent procurement abuses in New York State.
State Contracts by the Numbers: Longstanding Contract Oversight Authority Serves Taxpayers
The Office of the State Comptroller issues an Annual Report on the Office of General Services' Emergency Construction Contracts for the calendar year, as required under New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 9, Subsection 5. The report provides a sortable listing of contracts valued at greater than $10,000, and awarded under the OGS Emergency Construction Contract Program during the calendar year.
The Office of the State Comptroller issues an Annual Report on the consultant contracts that it approves each fiscal year, as required under State Finance Law, Section 8, Subsection 17. The report provides a sortable listing of relevant consultant contract data, including, by contract category, the name and address of each vendor to whom each contract was awarded, the method of selection for each contract, the total dollar value of each contract, and expenditures against each contract. Also included with the report are the New York State Consultant Services Contractor's Planned Employment forms (Form A) which are required to be submitted by contracting state agencies to the Office of the State Comptroller for each new consultant contract. These forms include, for each contract, by employment category, the number of consultants, the number of hours they are projected to work, and the total compensation anticipated to be paid to each consultant under the contract.
New York State’s Prompt Contracting Law, enacted in 1991 as Article XI-B of the State Finance Law, recognizes the importance of not-for-profit organizations that provide critical services and support to residents throughout the State. New York State relies heavily on the not-for-profit sector as a partner in the delivery of services. Pursuant to the Prompt Contracting Law, the Office of the State Comptroller's Prompt Contracting Annual Reports are found below. The report provides information on the number of not-for-profit contracts approved timely and interest paid for late contracts, pursuant to the law, as well as recommendations for improving prompt contracting.
The Procurement Stewardship Act report is produced by the Office of the State Comptroller pursuant to the Procurement Stewardship Act of 1995 (State Finance Law, Article 11), which requires that the Comptroller report annually on active procurement contracts valued at greater than $15,000. Specifically, the report provides data on active contracts for goods and services during the past fiscal year, by type of contract; contract data by method of selection; information on contract non-approvals; information on contracts awarded in the past fiscal year, by major contact category, and including a comparison of centralized to agency contracts; the disposition of bid protests resolved by OSC during the fiscal year; and a listing of state consultant services annual employment reports supplied by state contractors to OSC.