Single Source Procurement: End of AIDS - On-Line Training Center Enhancement

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 AIDS Institute is requesting to enhance its existing online training center contract C30278GG for one year to develop developing culturally relevant, on-line educational modules specifically intended for individuals who are visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing or developmentally disabled.

The grantee, Cicatelli Associates, will be responsible for developing a series of online educational modules addressing the following topics:

  1. How HIV/STDs are and are not transmitted
  2. How to avoid HIV/STDs
  3. What people with disabilities should know about HIV testing
  4. Importance of HIV treatment
  5. STD Screening and treatment

The grantee will work with a cross section of NYS Independent Living Centers to conceive, plan, develop and finalize this online educational modules.

Cicatelli Associates (CAI) was competitively selected to serve as the On-Line Training Center under Component C of the HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Training Services RFA # 1408120402 issued in 2014. As the On-Line training center, CAI is responsible for developing on-line videos and educational modules. An important element in the review process for the 2014 HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis RFA was the capacity of the vendor to work with other organizations in the development of on-line educational modules and videos. CAI has a proven track record of successfully collaborating with a wide range of community partners which is essential to this project. CAI is currently in good standing and was successful in delivering a wide range of on-line products during 2015-2016. Its record of success and participation in this competitively-procured project makes the agency the best and most efficient choice for this additional training responsibility.

Procurement / Program Name End of AIDS - On-Line Training Center Enhancement
Contractor Name(s) Cicatelli Associates, Inc.
Contract Period 4/1/2016 – 3/31/2017
Contract Number(s) C30278GG