Single Source Procurement: Education, Training and Technical Assistance (ETTA) Evaluation

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 Department of Health has prepared a Request For Applications to procure the services of a qualified contractor to design and conduct the evaluation within parameters established by the Center for Health Care Quality and Surveillance, Nursing Home Quality Improvement Program. The RFA for Education, Training and Technical Assistance (ETTA) Evaluation requires the contractor to collect and analyze both baseline and follow-up data, which must be provided to the Health Education and Research Foundation (HERF). Due to unforeseen circumstances, this competitive procurement has been delayed. As the evaluation contract will not be in place in time to collect baseline data before the ETTA activities are provided to nursing homes by HERF, the Department seeks to extend the contract to the Foundation for Long Term Care (FLTC), the research arm of Leading Age NY, an association of voluntary nursing homes for an additional 10 months.

This request will continue the contract with the currently funded provider, The Foundation for Long Term Care, until a newly selected provider can begin to deliver services. The contractor was awarded a contract as a result of the non-competitive single source procurement process. This is a 10 month extension of the contract under the same terms, conditions, and pricing authorized under the existing contract. 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 Education, Training and Technical Assistance (ETTA) Evaluation
Contractor Name(s) Foundation for Long Term Care
Contract Period 1/1/2014 - 1/31/2015 (Extended 10 Months)
Contract Number(s) C029326