Single Source Procurement: Commodity Supplemental Food Program

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 Division of Nutrition (DON) is requesting a single source waiver from competitive bidding requirements to extend the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) contracts currently in place. These contracts will end on September 30, 2014 and a six-month extension to March 31, 2015 is being requested. A CSFP Request for Applications (RFA) is currently in progress, with applications due by August 15, 2014.

Extending these contracts is critical to providing uninterrupted food benefits, nutrition and health education, and referral services to 34,000 seniors until applications for the next RFA cycle are received, reviewed, evaluated, and new CSFP contracts are executed.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a 6 month extension of the contract(s) under the same terms, conditions, and pricing authorized under the existing contract(s). The single source extension period will allow for the continuation of critical services pending outcome of a new competitive procurement to obtain these services.

Procurement / Program Name Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Contractor Name(s) Kings Co. Hospital / NYC Health & Hospital
Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville Centre
Contract Period 10/1/2014 – 3/31/2015 (6 month extension)
Contract Number(s) C025819 & C025820