Single Source Procurement: LGBT Program - Coordination for End of AIDS Activities

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.

Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) is the current coordinator of the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network (Network) selected through a competitive procurement. ESPA will utilize its expertise and draw upon existing Network partners and key consultants to educate community members about PrEP/PEP at Pride events across NYS and on social media. This falls in line with the Blueprint to End AIDS recommendation "BP11: Undertake a statewide education campaign on PrEP and nPEP."

To reduce the number of new HIV infections in New York State by expanding the use of two key biomedical components of High-Impact HIV prevention: 1) HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and 2) Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). The purpose of this public health intervention is to maximize HIV prevention by increasing community knowledge of PrEP/PEP and increasing uptake of PrEP/PEP by targeted communities. This will include the use of social media for targeted public outreach to promote Governor Cuomo's statewide efforts for the End of AIDS in NYS by 2020.

Short Term Outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge of PrEP/PEP, including their availability, within target communities;
  • Marketing of PrEP/PEP Services to target communities at NYS Pride events and via social media.

Intermediate Outcomes:

  • Increased utilization PrEP/PEP services by target communities;
  • Amplification of PrEP/PEP messaging by Pride event organizers and Network members;
  • In year 2, dissemination of a Pride Event Planner Toolkit including promotional/educational strategies.

Long Term Outcomes:

  • Increased, widespread uptake of PrEP/PEP by target communities;
  • Decreased number of new HIV infections in target communities.

The Empire State Pride Agenda was competitively selected as the only awardee of the component for coordination of the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network (Network) Procurement. This work is a logical extension of ESPA's current contract, and will synergize with the tasks they are already performing. This amendment will add additional deliverables to that contract.

Procurement / Program Name LGBT Program - Coordination for End of AIDS Activities
Contractor Name(s) Empire State Pride Agenda
Contract Period 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2018
Contract Number(s) C028650