Single Source Procurement: Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI)

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 NYS DOH AIDS Institute is requesting a 7-month extension for contracts funded under the HIV/STI and Hepatitis C Prevention and Support Services for Inmates and Individuals Returning to the Community from New York State Correctional Facilities (i.e., the Criminal Justice Initiative). An additional 7 months is requested to account for the development of a model that is responsive to End the Epidemic goals and enhances the implementation of a High-Impact Prevention approach targeted to incarcerated individuals and individuals being released to the community. The extension will ensure the uninterrupted provision of current interventions and services provided to NYS DOCCS incarcerated individuals and releasees and will allow for the establishment of an enhanced data driven model that will maximize the impact of prevention efforts for this key population.

New York State (NYS) 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 Prevention supports a High-Impact Prevention approach to reducing new infections. A network of providers are tasked with implementing scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions prioritizing key populations in the key geographic areas. These interventions successfully decrease the spread of HIV by increasing the rates of all the steps in the HIV care continuum and are directly aligned with the Governor's plan to "End the Epidemic" in NYS by 2020.

The NYS Department of Health (DOH) has a long standing collaborative relationship with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYS DOCCS) enabling the implementation of prevention interventions and support services to incarcerated individuals and individuals being released to the community. This joint venture has facilitated the provision of effective programming in NYS DOCCS correctional facilities and communities across NYS. Activities include anonymous HIV testing, HIV, STD, and HCV prevention, peer education and training services, and linkage and navigation services that ensure the improved health outcomes achieved during incarceration continue upon, and for six months following, community re-entry.

Contractors were awarded contract(s) as a result of the competitive procurement process. This is a seven 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 Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI)
Contractor Name(s) Multiple – Please See Attached.
Contract Period 3/1/2016-9/30/2016
Contract Number(s) C027081, C027082, C027084, C027086-C027089,
C027091, C027093, C027095, C027097-C027099,
C027104 & C027106