Single Source Procurement: HIV STD Prevention Services Targeting Women and Young People

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.

New York has been a leader in the provision of HIV prevention, care and support services since the early days of the epidemic. Working with community based health and human service providers as partners, the AIDS Institute has responded to a myriad of challenges over the years, to ensure that high quality HIV prevention programming is available and utilized by those most in need. The Division of HIV/STD/HCV's current providers and initiatives have successfully decreased the spread of HIV by implementing prevention services in key populations and geographic areas. The highest rates of HIV infection are seen in the populations and communities supported by these initiatives.

Services for Women support the provision of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and related services for women, particularly women of color, with the overall goal of promoting improved health and well-being. Services for Young People support community-based programs designed to address the HIV, STI (sexually transmitted infection) and unintended pregnancy prevention needs of young people (ages 13 to 24) through youth leadership, community engagement and community change.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a 7 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 STD Prevention Services Targeting Women and Young People
Contractor Name(s) Multiple – Please see attached.
Contract Period 6/1/2015 – 12/31/2015
Contract Number(s) C026133 – C026168