Single Source Procurement: HIV Prevention and Support Services

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.

To advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the Centers for Disease Control and the NYS Department of Health are currently pursuing a High Impact Prevention Approach (HIP). The proposed contract with St John's will address the community needs of the city of Yonkers while reaching the priority populations: HIV positive individuals and high risk individuals, particularly gay men/Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and young gay men/MSM. Westchester has more people living with HIV/AIDS than any other New York county outside NYC. Yonkers in turn has more people living with HIV/AIDS than any other Westchester community. The funding will allow St. John's to expand its service portfolio and implement High Impact Prevention strategies for the priority populations noted above, particularly as it relates to the following end the epidemic goals:

  • Expanding HIV testing so everyone knows their HIV status;
  • Helping everyone with HIV get treatment to stay healthy and prevent transmission to others;
  • Expanding access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent new infections.

To ensure the timely provision of quality and consistent HIV, STD and Hepatitis C (HCV) prevention and support services to HIV infected persons and high risk individuals, funding will be provided to St John's Riverside for the period 10/1/2015 - 6/30/2016 (9 months), to fill a gap in services in the Targeted Prevention and Support Services (TPSS) project (formerly Multiple Service Agencies). They will implement a range of High Impact Prevention interventions and support services to HIV positive persons and high risk individuals in Yonkers while this project is being competitively procured.

Procurement / Program Name HIV Prevention and Support Services
Contractor Name(s) St. John's Riverside Hospital
Contract Period 10/1/2015 – 6/30/2016
Contract Number(s) C030563