Single Source Procurement: Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program

Pursuant to New York State Finance Law §163.10(b), the New York State Department of (DOH) is presenting the following summary of relevant circumstances and substantial reasons why a competitive procurement was not feasible.

Procurement / Program Name Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program
Contractor Name(s) See description below
Contract Period 11/1/22 – 6/30/23
Contract Number C32810GG - C32854GG, C33311GG
Description: HPNAP was established in 1984 as a result of public health concerns about nutrition-related illnesses among persons in need of food assistance. HPNAP works with an established network of more than 2,600 Emergency Food Programs (EFP) including food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens to leverage private and public partnerships to provide approximately 400 million meals each year throughout New York State. In addition, HPNAP incorporates the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) Program which provides vital nutrition information to a population not easily reached by traditional educational means. JSY is federally funded.

The current HPNAP procurement cycle expires 10/31/22. All 45 contractors will have their contracts extended for eight months to avoid a lapse in services in order to align the contract term with a July – June budget cycle, and while the new procurement is complete.
The New York State Office of the State Comptroller’s Bureau of Contracts on June 30, 2022 approved a request for exemption from giving notice in the New York State Contract Reporter for the emergency food service from:

Catholic Charities Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Food Bank for New York City
Food Bank of Central New York
Food Bank of Western New York, Inc.
Foodlink, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Inc.
Feeding Westchester
Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services
Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, Inc.
Coalition for the Homeless
Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region, Inc.
Community Health Action of Staten Island, Inc.
Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc.
God's Love We Deliver, Inc.
Grace Episcopal Church
Heart, Love and Soul, Inc.
Iris House: A Center for Women Living with HIV, Inc.
New Direction Services, Inc.
New York Common Pantry, Inc.
Part of the Solution, Inc.
Project Hospitality, Inc.
Schenectady Inner City Ministry
St. John's Bread and Life Program
Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc.
Trinity Service's and Food for the Homeless
United Bronx Parents, Inc.
Westside Center for Community Life/West Side Campaign Against Hunger
YMCA of Yonkers Inc
Capital Roots
Food Bank Association of New York State
Harvest Home Farmer's Market
Island Harvest, LTD
The Fortune Society, Inc.
Urban Pathways, Inc.
Broome County Council of Churches Inc.
Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese NY (CCCS)
Delaware Opportunities, Inc.
Metropolitan NY Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty
United Way of New York City.

Due to the specific circumstances of this procurement and the unique qualifications of the selected firm/entity, a competitive procurement was not feasible in this instance.
Minority Sub- Contracting Goal: 0% Women Owned Sub- Contracting Goal: 0%
Contract Term: 11/1/17 – 6/30/23 Amount: $207,922,543
Location: Statewide Out-of-State/Foreign Vendor: (Y/N) N