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Approved State Contracts and Payments

October 25, 2017

In September, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,678 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $2.3 billion and approved more than 1.8 million payments worth more than nearly $11.2 billion. The office rejected182 contracts and related transactions valued at $260 million and more than 500 payments valued at nearly $15.3 million. More information on these contracts and payments is available at


Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

  • $8.8 million with JPay Inc. for inmate banking and related services.
  • $5.8 million for six community based residential program grants, including $1.5 million to Pathways Renewed Inc., $1.1 million to Bridges of Greater NY Inc., and $1 million to Rescue Mission of Utica.

Governor's Office of Employee Relations 

  • $250 million with CSEA Benefit Fund to fund the CSEA represented employee benefits.
  • $29.1 million with CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME for CSEA represented employee development and training.

Department of Environmental Conservation

  • $4.3 million for six water quality management program grants, including $1.5 million to Erie County, $1 million to the Albany Water Board and $938,000 to the city of Buffalo.
  • $1.5 million to the New York State Federation of Lake Associations Inc. to assist with the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment program.
  • $650,000 with Serviam Construction LLC for pond enclosures, Bath Fish Hatchery, Steuben County.
  • $511,000 grant to Orange County for climate resilient farming.
  • $215,000 to Finger Lakes Land Trust Inc. to purchase forest land in Sempronius, Cayuga County.

Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation

  • $7.1 million with Applied Landscape Technologies for sports fields and site reconstruction at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx.
  • $4.1 million with Thomas Novelli Contracting Corp. for sanitary system improvements at Heckscher State Park, Suffolk County.
  • $4 million for a park-wide sanitary sewer system at Hamlin Beach State Park, Monroe County, including $3.8 million to The Wesson Group LLC.
  • $654,000 to replace a campground shower building at Letchworth State Park, Livingston County, including $598,000 with Kircher Construction Inc.
  • $195,000 with Morris Masonry Restoration LLC for curtain wall restoration, Fort Niagara State Park, Niagara County.
  • $194,000 with LCS Companies of New York Inc. for Denning’s Point trail improvement at Hudson Heights State Park Preserve, Dutchess County.

NYS Legislature – Senate 

  • $192,000 with Mediacurrent Interactive Solutions LLC for Drupal software support services.
  • $60,000 with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for legal counsel in connection with a gender discrimination complaint.

Department of Transportation

  • $44.2 million for highway emergency local patrols, including $20.2 million with Autobase, $19.6 million with First Transit, $2.3 million with Marones East Avenue Arco Inc. and $2.1 million with Thomas Decillis & Peter Pizzo Inc.
  • $14.3 million with Intercounty Paving Associates LLC for resurfacing, paving and drainage repair, Nassau County.
  • $6.1 million with Barrett Paving Materials Inc. for asphalt and concrete milling and paving on I-81 in Jefferson County.
  • $4.8 million with Howard L Boswell Engineer & Land Survey Corp for bridge diving inspection and fathometer survey, FDR and Harlem River Drive corridor, New York County.
  • $4.8 million with Hanson Aggregates New York LLC for maintenance on Routes 5, 49 and 840 in the Utica/Rome area, Oneida County.
  • $4.6 million with Intercounty Paving Associates LLC for preventative maintenance paving in Westchester County.
  • $4.6 million with Intercounty Paving Associates LLC for asphalt and concrete milling and paving, Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill and Kent, Dutchess and Putnam counties.
  • $3.5 million to Suffolk County to replace defective pavement markings.
  • $2 million with New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc. for janitorial services at the Clifton Park Rest Area, Exit 9 on I-87.
  • $1.7 million to Consolidated Rail Corporation for the passenger and rail assistance program, Travis Industrial Track, NYC.
  • $1.2 million to Adirondack Transit Lines Inc. for the Accelerated Transit Capital program to restore upstate transit assets.


Tax Refunds

  • $194.6 millionfor approximately 75,000 personal income tax refunds.
  • $189.9 million for approximately 24,000 corporate and other refunds.
  • $111 million for approximately 147,000 property tax freeze credits.

Empire State Development Corporation

  • $90.6 million to Lendlease Turner for the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion in Manhattan.
  • $50 million to Athenex, Inc. to produce a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County.
  • $1.5 million to New York Container Terminal LLC to offset costs and to improve the facility it leases from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • $1.4 million to the SUNY Research Foundation on behalf of the University at Buffalo for the Buffalo Investment Development Strategy project.
  • $400,000 to the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation to acquire vacant and underutilized properties and to conduct planning, environmental investigations, and site reviews.

Department of Environmental Conservation

  • $500,000 to New England Interstate Water Pollution Commission to implement the Hudson River Estuary Program.

Office of General Services

  • $12.1 million for hourly-based IT services, including $2.7 million to PSI International Inc., $1.9 million to Knowledge Builders Inc., and $1.4 million to MVP Consulting Plus Inc. 
  • $4.5 million to Prismatic Development Corporation for the Manhattan Forensic Relocation project at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center.

Department of Health

  • $23 million to Maximus Inc. to assist with the state’s Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations. 
  • $2.2 million to Public Health Solutions and $700,000 to Yeled V’Yalda Early Childhood Center Inc. for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Higher Education Services Corporation

  • $20 million to the Central New York Community Foundation for the New York State Syracuse College Promise Fund.

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

  • $1.5 million to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program.

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

  • $900,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society for a Natural Heritage Trust Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Aquarium cultural outreach grant.
  • $600,000 to Weeks Marine Inc. for bulkhead and esplanade reconstruction at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx.

State University of New York Construction Fund

  • $5.8 million to LP Ciminelli to construct and renovate the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

  • $1.5 million to Hunger Solutions New York Inc. for a nutrition outreach and education program.

Department of Transportation

  • $4 million to E.E. Cruz & Company for work on the 151st Street Pedestrian Bridge over Henry Hudson Parkway in New York City.
  • $3.3 million to Skanska Koch Inc. for steel repairs on the Gowanus Expressway in Kings County.
  • $3 million to Skanska-Kiewit-Ecco III JV for services associated with the replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge, Kings County.
  • $2.9 million to National Railroad Passenger Corp. for Empire Corridor capacity improvements to the Hudson Line high speed rail.  
  • $2.6 million to Intercounty Paving Associates, LLC for concrete resurfacing on I-684 in Bedford, Westchester County.
  • $1.9 million to Cold Spring Construction Company for interchange improvements on I-390, I-490, and Lyell Avenue in Monroe County.


The Comptroller’s rejection of more than 500 payments valued at nearly $15.3 million included tax refunds valued at more than $250,000. The Comptroller’s auditors also recovered nearly $43,000 from vendors owing debts to the state, and held payments of more than $538,000 pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.

Cumulatively through September for calendar year 2017, the Comptroller’s Office has approved 13,806 contracts valued at $41.4 billion and approved more than 24.2 million payments worth nearly $106.2 billion. His office has also rejected 1,671 contracts and related transactions valued at $40.2 billion and more than 20,000 payments valued at more than $68.4 million.         


Legislative travel and per diem expenses for calendar years 2013 through 2016, and third quarter 2017 are posted in the Comptroller's Reading Room. This information is updated quarterly.

For access to state and local government spending, public authority financial data and information on 140,000 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.