Single Source Procurement: HIV/STD Prevention Services Targeting MSM

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 components listed in the table below were solicited and funded under one procurement in 2010.

OSC Code Name Project Term Requested Extension
12000GLVA002 Prevention for MSM of color in Brooklyn 6/1/10 - 5/31/15 6/1/15 - 12/31/15
12000GLVB001 Prevention and linkage for MSM of color 6/1/10 - 5/31/15 6/1/15 - 12/31/15
12000GLVC001 Syphilis Elimination Project targeting MSM 6/1/10 - 12/31/14 1/1/15 - 12/31/15

These services are in the process of being re-procured in 2015. The RFA solicitation for this re-procurement is being finalized with a proposed start date of 1/1/2016. DOH would like to continue existing programs until 12/31/2015 to ensure no gap in services.

There are continuing high rates of HIV and STD transmission among Gay Men/Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York State. To address the impact of HIV/STD in these communities, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) AIDS Institute funds this program to support a multi-faceted response which addresses the HIV/STD prevention needs of the target populations.

The overall goal of this program is to increase access to high quality HIV/STD prevention and related services for Gay Men/MSM of color in communities in New York State most affected by HIV and STD transmission.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Establish a comprehensive HIV/STD prevention and support services program in Brooklyn serving Gay Men/MSM of color;
  • Establish community-based HIV/STD prevention programs serving young Gay Men/MSM of color in communities in New York State most impacted by HIV and STD transmission;
  • Enhance syphilis elimination activities targeting Gay Men/MSM in areas outside of New York City.

This request is to extend currently approved contracts through the end of 2015 to ensure there is no gap HIV/STD prevention services to this high need population. The delay in re-procurement was due to the implementation of the Governor's Initiative to end the AIDS Epidemic. Part of this new initiative included the formation of a Governor's task force to make recommendations to Governor. This task force's recommendations needed to be considered and included in this solicitation resulting in a delay in the re-procurement process.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a 6 or 12 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 HIV/STD Prevention Services Targeting MSM
Contractor Name(s) Multiple – Please see attached.
Contract Period 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2015
Contract Number(s) Multiple – Please see attached.