Single Source Procurement: Medicaid Transportation for the Western New York Region

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 is initiating a one-year extension, on a single source basis, with Medical Answering Services for Contract C032316 allows for the arrangement of approximately 1.6 million trips annually and it is imperative to continue the management and coordination of the transportation service to accommodate enrollees attending non-emergency medical appointments within seven counties that are considered as the Western Region services also include urgent trips for dialysis and chemotherapy, as well as routine medical appointments.

This contract amendment will allow for the continuity of services without interruption until the Department can competitively procure these services through an upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP).

Procurement / Program Name Medicaid Transportation for the Western New York Region
Contractor Name(s) Medical Answering Service
Contract Period 6/1/14 - 5/31/20
Contract Number C032316