HIV Prevention and Primary Care in Substance Use Treatment Settings

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 purpose of this initiative is to improve medical outcomes for HIV positive drug treatment clients. Programs focus on engaging and retaining infected clients in medical care, improving treatment adherence, and interrupting secondary transmission of HIV. Although significant progress has been made in lowering the HIV seroprevalence rate among substance users in New York State, many drug treatment programs, especially in New York City, continue to serve large numbers of infected clients. Experience over the last 20+ years has shown that co-locating medical and support services with drug treatment significantly improves medical outcomes for a population that is traditionally difficult to engage in ongoing care.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a 5 month extension of the contract(s) under the same terms, conditions, and pricing authorized under the existing contract(s). 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 HIV Prevention and Primary Care in Substance Use Treatment Settings
Contractor Name(s) Multiple – Please see attached.
Contract Period 5/1/2015 – 9/30/2015
Contract Number(s) Multiple – Please see attached.