Single Source Procurement: Early Intervention Administration

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 Early Intervention Administration Program has made a determination to issue a Single Source Procurement to 58 eligible grantees to support ongoing currently funded projects.

The mission of the statewide Early Intervention Program (EIP) is to identify and evaluate as early as possible those infants and toddlers whose healthy development is compromised and provide appropriate intervention to improve child and family development.

Local governments have responsibility for administering the EIP, subject to regulations of the Commissioner of Health, Subpart 69-4 of Title 10 (Health) of the New York State Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (10 NYCRR). Administrative funds are provided to all municipalities to offset costs incurred in the implementation of the EIP, exclusive of due process costs. This funding is contingent upon a municipality’s compliance with a work plan developed by the Department.

New York State recently amended the definition of “elevated lead levels” set forth in Public Health Law §1370(6) to lower the level of lead in whole blood which constitutes an elevated lead level. Subsequently, the Department also amended 10 NYCRR 67-1 to change the definition of an elevated blood lead level from greater than or equal to 10 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl) to greater than or equal to 5 ug/dl. This lowers the level at which health care providers must conduct counseling on risk reduction for children. Additionally, the proposal lowers the blood lead level at which local or state health department officials conduct case management to ensure that children receive appropriate medical care, from greater than or equal to 10 ug/dl to greater than or equal to 5 ug/dl, and the level at which they conduct environmental management activities to ensure remediation of lead sources, from greater than or equal to 15 ug/dl to greater than or equal to 5 ug/dl. This change will require Early Intervention referrals to recognize venous blood lead levels at 5 ug/dl and will increase the number of required services for impacted children and the work plan tasks related to the Child Find System, subject to 10 NYCRR § 69-4.2.

Procurement / Program Name Early Intervention Administration
Contractor Name(s) Multiple Contractors - See attached List
Contract Period 10/1/2016 – 9/30/2021
Contract Number Various Contract Numbers - See attached list