Single Source Procurement: Commodity Supplemental Food 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 New York State Department of Health Commodity Supplemental Food Program has made a determination to issue a Single Source Procurement to two eligible grantees to support ongoing currently funded projects.

The Division of Nutrition (DON) requested a single source waiver from competitive bidding requirements to amend and extend two Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) contracts. The current contracts end on September 30, 2019, and an extension is necessary to ensure uninterrupted food and nutrition services to older adults in New York City and Long Island while contracts resulting from a 2019 Request for Applications (RFA) are executed and new awardees prepare to provide these vital services.

The NYS CSFP offers nutritious food to 32,945 adults 60 years of age and older who meet income eligibility requirements and reside in targeted areas of Long Island and New York City. Eligible recipients receive a specific food package as well as nutrition education and referrals to other health and social service organizations. The program is funded by NYS and USDA, and administered by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) in compliance with federal regulations and state policies. The fundamental purpose of the program is to reduce food insecurity and hunger among income eligible older adults.

Procurement / Program Name Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CEI)
Contractor Name(s) Multiple Contracts - See attached List
Contract Period 10/1/2019 – 2/29/2020
Contract Number(s) C030241, C030242