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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

NEWS from the Office of the New York State Comptroller

Contact: Press Office 518-474-4015

State Contract and Payment Actions in February


March 28, 2019

In February, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,494 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $4.3 billion and approved more than 3.9 million payments worth more than $9.8 billion. The office rejected 145 contracts and related transactions valued at $190 million and nearly 3,600 payments valued at nearly $15.8 million. More information on these contracts and payments is available at www.openbooknewyork.com.


MAJOR CONTRACTS APPROVED

Office of Children and Family Services

  • $14.5 million for comprehensive services for the blind, including $10.2 million with Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York, $2.9 million with Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and $1.4 million with Chautauqua Blind Association.
  • $5 million for day care registration and inspection services, including $1.5 million to Child Care Coalition of the Niagara Frontier, Inc. and $3.5 million to Child Care Council, Inc.

Office of Court Administration

  • $264.7 million with New York City for court facility maintenance.

Department of Environmental Conservation

  • $19.5 million to Rochester Institute of Technology for a pollution prevention program.
  • $8.3 million to the US Army Corps of Engineers for the State’s share of costs for sea wall improvement at Montauk Point in Suffolk County. 
  • $1.4 million with Covanta Environmental Solutions, LLC for collection and disposal services for the pharmaceutical take-back program.

Office of General Services – Design & Construction

  • $3.1 million with Digesare Mechanical, Inc. to rehabilitate service tunnels and replace condensate piping at the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany County.
  • $1.8 million with View-Tech, Inc. to replace windows at the Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building in Dutchess County.
  • $1.1 million with S & O Construction Services, Inc. to rehabilitate containment systems and piping tanks at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Westchester County.

Department of Health

  • $1.1 million with Ahlers & Company for family planning data management and information system services.
  • $5.8 million with HealthHelp, Inc. for radiology management services.
  • $1.8 million with Knowledge Builders, Inc. for the Nursing Home Complaint Intake Program.

Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation

  • $1.5 million with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. for professional design services in various regions.
  • $1 million with Gallo Construction Corp. for balcony ramp, railing and lighting at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga County.

State University of New York

  • $56.8 million with Sodexo America, LLC for food service management at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
  • $3.8 million with Apogee Telecom, Inc. for dormitory room internet services at Potsdam and Canton colleges. 
  • $2.2 million with New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. for janitorial services at SUNY Buffalo.

Department of Transportation

  • $26.8 million with Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Inc. for NY Route 7 bridge rehabilitation and pavement repair in Albany and Rensselaer Counties.
  • $5.7 million with Bangs Towing, Inc. for towing and emergency road services on Long Island.
  • $4 million with New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. for janitorial and grounds maintenance at the Southern Tier Welcome Center in Broome County.
  • $2.8 million with Bothar Construction, LLC for bridge replacement on NY Route 14 over Glenn Creek in Schuyler County.
  • $2.2 million with ELQ Industries, Inc. for traffic signal control upgrades on routes 312 & I-84 in Putnam County.

MAJOR PAYMENTS APPROVED

Tax Refunds

  • $1.7 billion for 500,000 personal income tax refunds.
  • $310 million for 39,000 corporate and other refunds.
  • $3 million for 7,000 property tax credits.

Department of Civil Service

  • $239.3 million to CVS Caremark to provide pharmacy benefit services for the Empire, Excelsior, and Student Employee Health plans.
  • $19.7 million to Beacon Health Options, Inc. for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Mental Health & Substance Abuse Program.

Empire State Development Corporation 

  • $50 million to Athenex, Inc. for a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County.
  • $10 million to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for capital improvements to the Buffalo Harbor State Park.
  • $3.1 million to Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc. to support programs providing workforce development throughout western New York.
  • $3 million to the 43North, LLC for expenses of the startup business plan competition in Buffalo.
  • $2.6 million to Innovation Group of CNY Arts, LLC to provide incentives for filmmakers to produce motion pictures in Central New York and to develop a short film competition in partnership with Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego.
  • $1 million to Masserson Holdings, LLC to establish a hospitality and tourism destination in Roxbury, Delaware County.

Gaming Commission

  • $5.7 million for tribal compact payments to Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego counties.

Office of General Services

  • $8 million for hourly-based IT services, including $1.5 million to IIT, Inc., $1.2 million to Knowledge Builders, Inc., and $1 million to MVP Consulting Plus, Inc.
  • $4.8 million to Prismatic Development Corporation for building renovations for the Manhattan Forensic Relocation project at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center in New York City.

Department of Health

  • $73 million to Maximus, Inc. for assistance with the Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations.
  • $9.6 million to New York eHealth Collaborative, Inc. for the Statewide Health Information Network for New York.

New York State Thruway Authority

  • $10.5 million to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC for the New NY Bridge Project.
  • $1.6 million to HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, PC for engineering services for the New NY Bridge Project.

Department of Transportation

  • $18.1 million to Skanska-Kiewit-Ecco III JV for replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Kings County.
  • $9.2 million to Granite Construction Northeast, Inc. for replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Kings County.
  • $4.1 million to Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc. to reconstruct Exit 131 at the intersection of Routes 17 and 32 in Orange County.
  • $3.1 million to Chemung County for the modernization and renovation of the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport.
  • $2.5 million to STV Inc., to perform quality assurance services related to the replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Kings and Queens Counties.
  • $2.4 million to ECCO III Enterprises, Inc. for the Kew Gardens Interchange project in Queens County.

Unified Court System

  • $2.9 million to The Legal Aid Society for the Attorneys for Children Program.

PAYMENT REJECTIONS AND OTHER COST RECOVERIES
The office rejected nearly 3,600 payments valued at nearly $15.8 million, including tax refunds and credits valued at nearly $10 million.  The Comptroller’s auditors also recovered more than $66,000 from vendors owing debts to the state, and held payments of nearly $700,000 pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.

Cumulatively through February for calendar year 2019, the Comptroller’s office has approved 3,226 contracts valued at $25.3 billion and approved nearly 5.7 million payments worth more than $20 billion. The office has rejected 313 contracts and related transactions valued at $480 million and more than 6,000 payments valued at nearly $20.5 million primarily due to errors, improprieties or lack of documentation.

Find out how your government money is spent at Open Book New York. Track municipal spending, the state's 160,000 contracts, billions in state payments and public authority data. Visit the Reading Room for contract FOIL requests, bid protest decisions and commonly requested data, including Legislative travel and per diem expenses.


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