Single Source Procurement: Single Source Procurement: Keeping NY Kids Alive

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.

Keeping Kids Alive is a statewide project aimed at reducing preventable infant and child deaths. Funds support the Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center. The Department contracts with the Research Foundation of SUNY to operate the project at SUNY Stony Brook. The project supports participation in NYS Child Fatality Reviews and educates professionals and the public about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) from the statewide office in Stony Brook and Regional Offices in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and New York City. Infant mortality reduction is a Division of Family Health (DFH) state priority. The DFH has begun to identify strategies for infant mortality reduction and indicators to measure progress in this area. A safe sleep environment and an informed parent that adheres to safe sleep practices can significantly reduce infant mortality.

The Research Foundation of SUNY and its subcontractors will continue to provide the above activities during the contract extension.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a 12 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 Keeping NY Kids Alive
Contractor Name(s) Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY)
Contract Period 11/1/2016 – 10/31/2017
Contract Number(s) C026816