Single Source Procurement: Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative

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 Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative Program has made a determination to issue a Single Source Procurement to ten eligible grantees to support ongoing currently funded projects.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Program (ADP) is part of OHIP’s, Division of Long Term Care (DLTC), Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer's Disease. The ADP provides funding and support to health and community-based organizations that work to decrease the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (AD/D) on individuals living with AD/D, their caregivers and family members throughout NYS. The ADP initiatives are based on evidence that demonstrates that providing an array of caregiver services in the community helps reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits, delays nursing home placement, and improves caregiver burden and mental health outcomes. Another important goal is to promote early diagnosis of AD/D.

The regional ADCSI expands the safety net for caregivers of people living with AD/D by recognizing and addressing the need for support services. Under the ADCSI, ten (10) regional contractors are expected to:

  • Create a robust and diversified program of caregiver support services throughout the region;
    • Caregiver support services include care consultations, support groups, education and training programs, respite, and at least one (1) of the following additional allowable services: access services, caregiver companions, care support teams, caregiver wellness programs, joint enrichment programs, safety services and technology-based services;
  • Demonstrate strong working relationships with appropriate community-based organizations including the ADP funded contractors;
  • Conduct intensive outreach efforts to underserved communities; and
  • Participate in a comprehensive evaluation of the project and program
Procurement / Program Name Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative
Contractor Name(s) Multiple Contractors - See attached List
Contract Period 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2021
Contract Number(s) Multiple Contractors - See attached List