Single Source Procurement: Treatment Adherence Initiative (2nd Extension)

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.

Achieving adherence to antiretroviral therapy in the practice setting remains challenging. It requires that the patient and health care provider, in collaboration with the patient's support network, address the multidimensional issues surrounding adherence to the treatment plan. These issues involve patient characteristics and circumstances, the treatment regimen, the health care delivery system, and the patient provider relationship. The Treatment adherence provider agencies are funded to integrate treatment adherence services into the continuum of HIV primary care. Each program implements strategies to promote adherence to HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) through a client centered approach. Members of the health care team work in concert with consumers to develop implement and evaluate tools and skills-building activities to increase and sustain adherence to therapy. One of the fundamental objectives of the Treatment Adherence Initiative is to foster a comprehensive approach to assessing and assisting consumers at risk for non-adherence, and promote consumer provider collaboration to develop consumer-specific strategies that lead to sustained treatment adherence.

This request will continue contracts with currently funded providers until newly selected providers can begin to deliver services. Contractors were awarded contracts as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a 3 month extension of the contracts under the same terms, conditions, and pricing authorized under the existing contracts. 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 Treatment Adherence Initiative (2nd Extension)
Contractor Name(s) Multiple - please see attached.
Contract Period 4/1/2014 - 6/30/2014
Contract Number(s) Multiple - please see attached.