Single Source Procurement: Alzheimer's Community Assistance Program (AlzCap)

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.

Approval is requested to add funds from the SFY 2015-16 MRT Budget Initiative to enhance support for Alzheimer's Disease caregivers. This section of the MRT Budget Initiative will be carried out through the Alzheimers Disease Community Assistance Program (AlzCAP) contract for the remaining three years of the agreement. This increase is one of a multi-component effort of the SFY 2015-16 Budget Initiative to support Alzheimers Caregivers.

The NYS DOH has a sole/single source contract with the Coalition of NYS Alzheimer's Association chapters to implement the Alzheimer's Community Assistance Program for 4/1/2013 - 3/31/2018. The state level coalition funds the local Alzheimer's Association chapters which in turn provide support to persons with dementia and their nonprofessional caregivers throughout NYS. These services include, but are not limited to, 24 hour helpline, education for family and caregivers, care consultation, support groups, respite and outreach.

With this additional funding, the Alzheimers Association chapters would provide more services and services to populations (either geographically or specific cultural/ethnic groups) that are currently underserved. In addition, the Alzheimer's Association would identify a program coordinator for the statewide coalition; this individual will be the responsible liaison between DOH program staff and the seven subchapters.

The Coalition of NYS Alzheimer's Association Chapters provide a broad range of unique, evidence-based programs and services for people with the disease, families, care partners, residential care professionals, and professional health care providers. They are the only organization in NYS that provides these services on a statewide basis.

Procurement / Program Name Alzheimer's Community Assistance Program (AlzCap)
Contractor Name(s) Coalition of the NYS Alzheimer's Association Chapters
Contract Period 4/1/2015 – 3/31/2018
Contract Number(s) C028497