Single Source Procurement: Multiple Service Agencies and Community Development Initiatives

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.

An appropriation in the amount of $525,000 was included in the 2017/2018 Legislative Budget for the Multiple Services Agencies (MSA) and Community Development Initiatives (CDI), requiring enhancements to existing contracts.

The Targeted Prevention and Support Programs (also known as the Multiple Service Agencies or MSAs) and Community Mobilization Programs (also known as the Community Development Initiatives or CDIs) receive funding to support a high impact approach to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts as well as goals related to ending the epidemic in New York State. These initiatives serve minority populations, which have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The MSA and CDIs were the first HIV/AIDS service programs to receive funding in New York State and remain the backbone of HIV/AIDS services.

Funding allows for the provision of targeted HIV testing, behavioral counseling, STD/HCV screening and linkage to care, targeted client recruitment, evidence based interventions to HIV positive persons, their partners, and persons who engage in high risk behaviors, harm reduction services, linkage and navigation to care, condom education, promotion, and distribution, health promotion activities, community engagement and mobilization activities, and other services which support the implementation of the Governor's three point plan to end AIDS.

Prevention interventions and client services are provided in various community settings and geographic areas and address the needs of HIV positive and those individuals at highest risk for HIV/STD/HCV. These programs currently prioritize communities of color: African Americans, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans. Community level interventions and activities aim to reach men of color who have sex with men, incarcerated individuals, substance users, adolescents, families, heterosexual men and women, young women with children, HIV positive persons and other communities at increased risk of HIV infection.

Procurement / Program Name Multiple Service Agencies and Community Development Initiatives
Contractor Name(s) Multiple - Please see attached.
Contract Period 4/1/2017 – 3/31/2018
Contract Number(s) Multiple - Please see attached.