Single Source Procurement: Client Centered Care Coordination

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 AIDS Institute is requesting a new two-year contract to fund a project that will assist in advancing HIV prevention and AIDS intervention with Black men who have sex with men (BMSM), a disproportionately impacted group in New York State and nationally. The goal of the project will be to introduce, enhance and implement C4, a client centered care coordination behavioral intervention model created by Dr. Darrell Wheeler at the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, in community-based settings in New York State.

The model is used to gain acceptance for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among BMSM. The project builds from an existing federally funded National Institutes of Health study that demonstrated acceptability and adherence of PrEP among BMSM when combined with the C4 model. This approach to anchoring men's awareness of and uptake of PrEP to the individual and contextual factors impacting their lives demonstrated that BMSM can and will accept PrEP and remain adherent to the dosing requirements. The project proposed in this proposal will further explicate the application of C4 in "real world" settings and provide guidance to broad dissemination of an intervention protocol that can be delivered in low threshold community and public health settings.

Procurement / Program Name Client Centered Care Coordination
Contractor Name(s) Research Foundation of State University of New York
Contract Period 2/1/2017 – 1/31/2019
Contract Number(s) C32161GG