Single Source Procurement: Services and Expenses to Support NY Center for Liver Transplantation and NY Alliance for Donation, Inc.
Pursuant to New York State Finance Law § 163.10(b), The New York State Department of Health is presenting the following summary of relevant circumstances, and material and substantial reasons why a competitive procurement was not feasible.
The New York State Department of Health has made a determination to issue a Single Source Procurement to the New York Center for Liver Transplantation (NYCLT) and New York Alliance for Donation, Inc. (NYAD), contracts C028783 and C028784 respectively. The Organ Donation/Transplant unit, in the Division of Hospitals and Diagnostic and Treatment Centers, is responsible for carrying out the Department of Health's mandates under Article 43. This includes staffing the NYS Transplant Council which advises the Commissioner of Health on all matters regarding organ/tissue donation and transplantation and the administration/promotion of the NYS Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. The unit also carries out quality improvement and oversight of organ transplant programs as required by 10NYCRR 405.22.
Since 1988, the Department of Health has funded two organizations that assist in meeting these mandated obligations: the New York Center for Liver Transplant (NYCLT) and the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD). New York Center for Liver Transplant's purpose is to monitor the quality of care delivered to recipients and living donors receiving liver transplant services in New York State. New York Alliance for Donation's purpose is to increase organ, eye and tissue donation by enhancing public and professional awareness through on-going education, outreach and promotion of the Donate Life Registry. These organizations were originally funded through the Commissioner's Priority Pool and for the past 5 years through an aid to localities appropriation in the state budget.
As noted above, these organizations are specifically named in an aid to localities appropriation in the state budget. Over the lifetime of these contracts both organizations have developed the infrastructure and expertise required to carry out the contact deliverables.
|Procurement / Program Name||Services and Expenses to Support NY Center for Liver Transplantation and NY Alliance for Donation, Inc.|
|Contractor Name(s)||C028783 The New York Center for Liver Transplantation, Inc. (NYCLT)
C028784 The New York Alliance for Donation, Inc. (NYAD)
|Contract Period||4/01/2013 - 3/31/2014|
|Contract Number||C028783 and C028784|