In September, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,515 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $2.4 billion and approved nearly 5.4 million payments worth almost $15.4 billion. The office rejected 153 contracts and related transactions valued at $215.5 million and more than 111,100 payments valued at nearly $65 million, primarily for mistakes, insufficient support for charges, and improper payments. More information on these contracts and payments is available at www.openbooknewyork.com.
Major Contracts Approved
Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
- $25.7 million with Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. for medical laboratory testing services for correctional facilities statewide.
Office of General Services – Design & Construction
- $13.2 million with West-Fair Electric Contractors Inc. to replace the fire alarm system at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Dutchess County.
- $1.4 million with Greenway USA LLC to rehabilitate the 11th and 12th floors at Shirley Chisholm State Office Building in Kings County.
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
- $4 million with the Student Conservation Association Inc. for conservation and educational recruitment services.
- $2.2 million with Locuda Associates Inc. for dam and gatehouse improvements at Hempstead Lake State Park in Nassau County.
- $1.5 million with Coyle Industries Inc. for a dockside sustainable shoreline project at Hudson Highland State Park Preserve in Putnam County.
- $1.2 million with Jablonski Excavating Inc. for State Historic Site trail rehabilitation in Herkimer County.
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
- $15.2 million with Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP for fire alarm inspection, testing, and repair.
- $6.3 million with Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Co. for sprinkler inspection, testing, and repair.
State University Construction Fund
- $28.8 million with FAHS Construction Group Inc. to renovate the Bartle Library 3rd floor and penthouse at Binghamton University.
- $20.1 million with Manning Squires Hennig Co., Inc. to renovate Crosby Hall at University at Buffalo.
- $16.3 million with Upstate Companies 1, LLC to renovate Silverman Hall at Upstate Medical University.
State University of New York
- $18.4 million with Boilermatic Welding Industries Inc. for boiler maintenance and repair services at Stony Brook University.
- $5.6 million with Apogee Telecom Inc. for internet access service at University at Albany.
- $5.5 million with D2L LTD for an online digital learning environment.
- $3.9 million with Sunquest Information Systems Inc. for maintenance and support services of Sunquest Laboratory Information Systems at Upstate Medical University.
- $3 million with Cerner Health Services Inc. for maintenance and support services of Eagle 2000 software at Downstate Health Sciences University.
- $2.3 million with Southeast Mechanical Corp. for condensate water piping replacement at SUNY New Paltz.
- $1.7 million with All-Con Contracting Corp. for Campus Center upgrades at SUNY Old Westbury.
Department of Transportation
- $47.4 million with ECCO III Enterprises Inc. for bridge replacement on 138th Street over the Major Deegan Expressway in Bronx County.
- $16.3 million with Harrison & Burrows Bridge Constructors Inc. for bridge maintenance in Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties.
- $8.5 million with D.A. Collins Construction Co. to rehabilitate I-890 over Broadway and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady County.
- $6.4 million with Hanson Aggregates New York LLC for pavement rehabilitation on Route 67 in Fulton County.
- $2.6 million with Greenman-Pedersen Inc. for construction inspection on Wurts Street Bridge over Rondout Creek in Ulster County.
Major Payments Approved
Tax Refunds and Credits
- $287.5 million for 358,219 property tax credits.
- $262.6 million for 108,296 personal income tax refunds.
- $209.7 million for 20,640 corporate and other tax refunds.
Department of Agriculture and Markets
- $1.7 million to the NYS Federation of Growers’ & Processors’ Associations Inc. to provide early childhood education and social services under the Agri-Business Child Development Program.
New York State Office of the Attorney General
- $711,000 to Vladeck Raskin & Clark PC for legal services.
Office of Children and Family Services
- $121.1 million under the Child Care Stabilization Grant to provide financial relief to childcare providers to help cover unexpected business costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stabilize operations so that providers may continue providing care.
- $22.6 million to childcare providers for the Essential Worker Scholarship grant program to provide care for children of essential workers.
City University of New York
- $1.7 million for purchases to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including building and grounds equipment and services.
Department of Civil Service
- $305.5 million to CVS Caremark to provide pharmacy benefit services for the Empire, Excelsior and Student Employee Health plans.
- $26.3 million to Beacon Health Options Inc. for benefit services for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Program for the Empire Plan.
Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
- $2.3 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response.
State Education Department
- $2.7 billion in general aid to 678 school districts.
- $360,000 in excess cost aid for school-aged special education students to six school districts.
Empire State Development Corporation
- $9 million for Genesee County Industrial Development Agency for infrastructure development for the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP).
- $3 million for JMA Tech Properties LLC for a portion of the costs to purchase, renovate and install equipment for 5G manufacturing facilities in Onondaga County.
- $2.9 million for the Small Business Recovery Grant Program.
- $2.1 million for Unison Industries LLC for a portion of the costs of machinery and equipment to renovate the existing plant and expand production of its aviation Sensor Product Line in Chenango County.
- $1 million for a portion of the costs to reconstruct a one-mile segment of Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara County.
- $7.1 million for tribal-state compact payments to the cities of Niagara Falls and Salamanca.
Office of General Services
- $12.6 million for hourly-based IT services, including $2.1 million to Knowledge Builders Inc., $1.2 million to MVP Consulting Plus Inc., $1.2 million to Panha Solutions Inc., $1.1 million to Sligo Software Solutions Inc., and $7 million to 31 other vendors.
- $1.9 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including rent and building and grounds supplies and materials.
Department of Health
- $31.2 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including administrative and clerical support; ambulance; custodial services; legal; and temporary staffing services; and medical supplies and materials.
- $14.2 million to Maximus Inc. for assistance with the Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations.
- $12.9 million to Maximus Inc. for the operation of the COVID-19 hotline for New York State.
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
- $1.1 million to New York City for the Urban Area Security Initiative Program.
Office of Information Technology Services
- $9.3 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including cloud computing services and hardware and software installation.
Department of Labor
- $1.4 billion for payments under the Unemployment Insurance, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation, and Lost Wages Assistance programs.
- $740.5 million for the Excluded Workers Fund program.
Office of Mental Health
- $2.3 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including temporary staffing services.
Division of Military and Naval Affairs
- $1.9 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including vehicle rentals and food and drink.
State University of New York
- $3.8 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including network consulting services.
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
- $380.9 million for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Other Payment Rejections and Other Cost Recoveries
OSC rejected tax refunds and credits valued at more than $2.7 million. The Comptroller’s auditors also recovered nearly $86,000 from vendors owing debts to the state and held payments pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.
Cumulatively through September for calendar year 2021, the Comptroller’s office has approved 12,577 contracts valued at $161.8 billion and has approved nearly 168.6 million payments worth almost $163.3 billion, including more than 152.5 million unemployment insurance payments valued at more than $43.3 billion. The office has rejected 1,179 contracts and related transactions valued at $5.2 billion and more than 213,900 payments valued at nearly $251.2 million primarily due to errors, improprieties or lack of documentation.
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