In August, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,737 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $2.7 billion and approved more than 1.9 million payments worth nearly $9.6 billion. The office rejected 162 contracts and related transactions valued at $10.4 billion and nearly 800 payments valued at nearly $3 million. More information on these contracts and payments is available at www.openbooknewyork.com.
Major Contracts Approved
Department of Agriculture & Markets
- $42 million grant to Cornell University for operation of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
- $11.5 million with Live Nation Worldwide Inc. for State Fair entertainment booking services.
Deferred Compensation Board: the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan
- $90.1 million with T. Rowe Price Trust Company as Target Date Funds Manager.
- $61 million with The Vanguard Group Inc. as Balanced Fund Manager.
- $24 million with Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. as Emerging Markets Fund Manager.
- $21.7 million with Delaware Investments Fund Services Company as U.S. Equity Manager.
- $15.1 million with T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. as U.S. Equity Manager.
- $5.3 million with Boston Partners Trust Company as U.S. Equity Manager.
- $4.2 million with Blackrock Institutional Trust Company NA as Passive Fund Manager.
- $3.7 million with Voya Investment Trust Co as U.S. Fixed Income Manager.
State Education Department
- $18.4 million for six 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program grants, including $5.8 million to Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, $2.9 million to Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Inc. and $2.4 million to Central Queens YM & YWHA.
Office of General Services
- $17.6 million for bituminous concrete and hot mix asphalt, including $6.2 million with Hanson Aggregates New York LLC., $5 million with Amherst Paving Inc., $2.1 million with Sullivan County Paving & Construction Inc., $2 million with Luck Brothers Inc., $1.6 million with Callanan Industries Inc. and $737,000 with Broome Bituminous Products Inc.
Higher Education Services Corporation
- $20 million with Central New York Community Foundation for the city of Syracuse “Say Yes to Education” Scholarship Fund endowment.
Office of Information Technology Services
- $10.9 million with Everbridge Inc. for replacement of the NY Alert mass notification system.
- $2.2 million with Excelsoft Technologies Inc. for a civil service exam management system.
Long Island Developmental Disabilities Service Office
- $15 million with Suffolk Transportation for transportation services for developmentally disabled individuals on Long Island.
Long Island Power Authority
- $58 million power purchase agreement with Montauk Energy Storage Center LLC for a battery storage center.
- $51 million power purchase agreement with East Hampton Energy Storage Center LLC for a battery storage center.
Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation
- $20 million with Peter Scalamandre & Sons Inc. for construction of East Mall Market & Site Project Building Phase 2 at Jones Beach State Park, Nassau County.
- $5.5 million to develop the Environmental Education Center at Green Lakes State Park in Onondaga County, including $5.2 million to SJ Thomas Co. Inc.
- $1.1 million with Butler Construction Group Inc. for Lake Kanawauke wastewater treatment system replacement, Harriman State Park, Orange County.
- $460,000 with Butler Construction Group Inc. for Lake Stahahe wastewater treatment system replacement, Harriman State Park, Orange County.
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
- $32.8 million with College Association Inc. for food, campus store and other services.
SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale
- $29 million with Auxiliary Services Corporation of SUNY at Farmingdale for food, campus store and other services.
SUNY College at Oneonta
- $107.6 million with the Organization of Ancillary Services of the State University College at Oneonta Inc. for food, campus store and other services.
SUNY College at Oswego
- $148.4 million with Auxiliary Services State University College at Oswego Inc. for food, campus store and other services.
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
- $78.1 million with College Auxiliary Services of SUNY Plattsburgh Inc. for food, campus store and other services.
SUNY College at Potsdam
- $70.7 million with Potsdam Auxiliary & College Education Services for food, campus store and other services.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
- $500,000 with Nixon Peabody LLP for legal services.
Major Payments Approved
- $194 million for 88,000 personal income tax refunds.
- $94.5 million for 26,000 corporate and other refunds.
- $8.6 million for 23,000 property tax freeze credits.
State Education Department
- $1.3 million to Metritech Inc. for the NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test Program.
Empire State Development Corporation
- $60 million to The Research Foundation for the State University of New York to renovate, equip, and operate the AIM Photonics Testing, Assembly and Packaging facility.
- $52.5 million to The Research Foundation for the State University of New York for purchase, delivery and installation of advanced semiconductor processing and analytical equipment.
- $21 million to Fort Schuyler Management Corporation for Soraa, Inc. to build out and equip an 82,500 square foot LED lighting manufacturing facility in Dewitt, NY.
- $20 million to Fort Schuyler Management Corporation for the purchase and installation of new advanced technology semiconductor packing equipment and construction of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad C) at the SUNY IT campus in Marcy, Oneida County.
- $10 million to Mohawk Valley EDGE for site and infrastructure improvements at the Marcy Nanocenter in Oneida County.
- $5 million to Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus for construction of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, and improvements to pedestrian bridges that will connect the Hospital and the Campus.
Department of Environmental Conservation
- $1.5 million to Ecology and Environment Engineering PC for statewide environmental engineering services.
- $1.7 million to McCann Erickson USA Inc. for marketing services for NYS Lottery products.
Office of General Services
- $12.4 million for hourly-based IT services, including $2.4 million to PSI International Inc., $1.8 million to IIT Inc., and $1.7 million to Knowledge Builders Inc.
- $1.1 million to the Albany Convention Center Authority for the Albany Capital Center Project.
Department of Health
- $40 million to Maximus Inc. for assistance with the state’s Health Benefit Exchange.
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
- $757,000 to Wainschaf Associates Inc. for visitor center construction at John Boyd Thacher State Park, Voorheesville.
- $500,000 to Parks & Trails New York for the Park and Trail Partnership Program.
State University of New York
- $2.4 million to Welliver McGuire to expand and rehabilitate the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
- $14,000 to Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP for immigration counsel and related legal services.
- $13,000 to Kelley Drye & Warren LLP for special counsel related to the U.S. Attorney’s investigation of SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
State University of New York Construction Fund
- $4.4 million to LP Ciminelli to construct and renovate the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Department of Transportation
- $4.4 million to Skanska-Kiewit-Ecco III JV for replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge, Kings and Queens counties.
- $4.3 million to Intercounty Paving Associates LLC for road maintenance and repairs at various locations located in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County.
- $3.3 million to Tully Construction Co Inc. for bridge rehabilitation on the Major Deegan Expressway.
- $1.7 million to Skanska Koch Inc. to rehabilitate the Gowanus Expressway from 48th Street to the Hugh Carey Tunnel, Kings County.
- $1.5 million to Tioga Construction Company Inc. to replace the Rexford Bridge in Saratoga and Schenectady counties.
Unified Court System
- $11 million to The Legal Aid Society for the Law Guardian Attorney for the Child Program.
Payment Rejections and Other Cost Recoveries
The Comptroller’s rejection of nearly 800 payments valued at nearly $3 million included tax refunds valued at nearly $600,000. The Comptroller’s auditors also recovered nearly $95,000 from vendors owing debts to the state, and held payments of more than $859,000 pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.
Cumulatively through August for calendar year 2017, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office has approved 12,128 contracts valued at $39.2 billion and approved nearly 22.4 million payments worth nearly $95 billion. His office has also rejected 1,489 contracts and related transactions valued at $39.9 billion and nearly 20,000 payments valued more than $53.1 million.
For access to state and local government spending, public authority financial data and information on 135,000 state contracts, visit Open Book New York. The easy-to-use website was created by DiNapoli to promote transparency in government and provide taxpayers with better access to financial data.