Single Source Procurement: BEACH Act 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 New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, has made a determination to issue funding in the amount of $309,000, to the existing contractors under the Beaches Environmental Assessment of Coastal Health (BEACH) Act Program. Under the BEACH Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards grants to help local government partners monitor water quality at coastal and Great Lakes beaches. Funds are utilized to monitor for indicators of fecal pollution, to act in closing the contaminated beach, and to provide notification to the bathers on health risks and reason(s) for closure. Exposure to contaminated bathing water can cause a variety of illnesses that impact bathers and can be spread to others in the community. This program is supported through contracts with nine local health departments (Chautauqua, Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oswego, Suffolk, Westchester) and a Memorandum of Understanding with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

Procurement / Program Name BEACH Act Program
Contractor Name(s) See attached list.
Contract Period 10/01/2019 – 09/30/2020
Contract Number(s) Multiple- See attached list.