Single Source Procurement: Reducing the Burden of Asthma in NYS

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 Systems Approach for Reducing the Burden of Asthma in New York State initiative works to implement an evidence-based approach to control asthma and improve the quality of care and quality of life for persons/families with asthma in each of eight regions that have been identified as high risk (defined by asthma-related hospitalizations and ED visits and population density). Eight Regional Asthma Coalitions (RACs) implement interventions that translate the four key components of asthma care outlined by the National Asthma Education Prevention Program, Expert Panel Report, 2007: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma into practice in their regions. The four key components of asthma care outlined in the guidelines are:

  1. Assessment and monitoring of asthma severity and control;
  2. Patient education for a partnership in care;
  3. Control of environmental factors that affect asthma; and
  4. Pharmacologic treatment.

The translation of the guidelines into practice is being accomplished by the RACs through promoting and sustaining interventions around the key elements of a systems change model, the Chronic Care Model. The RACs support the implementation of systems changes through participation in the Asthma Outcomes Learning Network (AOLN) to achieve improvement in each component of the Chronic Care Model. The AOLN utilizes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Model for Improvement as the framework to guide the RACs in convening project teams to work with and across various health care and community settings to set aims; establish measures; and select, test, implement and spread evidence based interventions aimed at improving asthma outcomes.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. 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 Reducing the Burden of Asthma in NYS
Contractor Name(s) Multiple – Please See Attached.
Contract Period 4/1/2015 – 9/30/2017
Contract Number(s) C026788 - C026795A, C028779