Single Source Procurement: Integrated Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

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 eight downstate Infrastructure contractors that will receive this additional funding were initially selected via competitive RFA #1209120315 Integrated Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. Initial infrastructure contract values awarded via the RFA were based on the proportion of the program eligible population in each service region based on census data of uninsured men and women in New York, ages 40 to 64 years of age, and incomes at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Contractors received infrastructure funding values proportionate to the number of program eligible persons within their catchment areas (i.e. catchment areas with higher numbers of eligible persons received a larger percentage of the total funds available to support implementation of the scope of work).The eight downstate contractors cover Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Richmond counties, all identified as the highest need counties/catchment areas in New York State, with the largest numbers of program eligible persons. These eight contractors currently provide 82% of the cancer screening services provided statewide, throughout the Cancer Services Program, up from 67% only two years ago. Data suggests that a large number of program eligible individuals in need of services within these catchment areas remain.

This request to increase infrastructure values will support implementation of activities to increase cancer screening and diagnostic services within the highest need catchment areas in New York State. Funds will be used to support additional staffing for a Registered Nurse to oversee and implement patient navigation, case management and or data management activities to support increasing the number of individuals screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening services within the defined catchment area. Funds can also be budgeted to support other than personnel service expenditures that support implementation of activities.

Procurement / Program Name Integrated Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Contractor Name(s) Multiple – Please See Attached.
Contract Period 10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018
Contract Number(s) Multiple – Please See Attached.