Single Source Procurement: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

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 Division of Nutrition (DON) is requested a single source waiver from competitive bidding requirements to extend the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) contracts currently in place. These contracts ended on March 31, 2015 and a six-month extension to September 30, 2015 is being requested. A CSFP Request for Applications (RFA) is currently in progress. However, processing the award recommendation package and obtaining procurement approval has taken longer than anticipated.

Extending these contracts is critical to providing uninterrupted food benefits, nutrition and health education, and referral services to 34,000 seniors until applications for the next RFA cycle are received, reviewed, evaluated, and new CSFP contracts are executed.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a 6 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 Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Contractor Name(s) Kings County Hospital (NYC Health & Hospital) and
Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville Center
Contract Period 4/1/2015 – 9/30/2015
Contract Number(s) C025819, C025820