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NEWS from the Office of the New York State Comptroller
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State Contract and Payment Actions in November

December 29, 2022

In November, the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli approved 1,514 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $1.8 billion and approved nearly 2 million payments worth more than $11.1 billion. The office rejected 135 contracts and related transactions valued at $286 million and nearly 1,600 payments valued at nearly $19.5 million, primarily for mistakes, insufficient support for charges and improper payments. More information on these contracts and payments is available at Open Book New York.

Major Contracts Approved

City University of New York

  • $11.5 million with Complete Book and Media Supply LLC for online books, media and publication subscriptions.

State University of New York – NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University

  • $8.2 million with Streeter Associates Inc. for reconstruction of veterinary medicine equine facilities.

Gaming Commission

  • $4.7 million with 40 Love Associates Ltd. for office space in Schenectady County.

Office of General Services – Design & Construction

  • $5.2 million with All State Boiler & Construction Inc. to retube and replace boilers at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Dutchess County.
  • $4.4 million with New Britain Roofing Co. to replace roofs at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility in Jefferson County.

Governor’s Office of Employee Relations

  • $243.5 million with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) for the CSEA Employee Benefit Fund.

Department of Health

  • $4.3 million with GlaxoSmithKline LLC for pediatric vaccines.
  • $1.2 million with Public Consulting Group LLC for consulting services for the Medicaid Redesign Team transformation.

Department of Motor Vehicles

  • $3.3 million with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators for State-to-State verification services.

Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

  • $8.5 million with G&M Earth Moving Inc. for construction of a new visitor center at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park in Suffolk County.
  • $1.9 million with B&B Contracting Group LLC for rehabilitation of locker rooms at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in New York County.

State University of New York

  • $15.6 million with Structural Preservation Systems LLC for structural repairs to the Hospital and Health and Science Center parking garage at SUNY Stony Brook.
  • $2.2 million with Spacesaver Storage Systems for library shelving for SUNY Binghamton.

Department of Transportation

  • $13 million with H&L Contracting LLC for surface treatment on Route 25A in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
  • $7.3 million with Erie Painting & Maintenance Inc. for bridge painting at various locations in Erie County.
  • $6.1 million with Cold Spring Construction Co. for bridge superstructure replacement on I-390 over Plaza Drive in Livingston County.
  • $3.3 million with Sullivan County Paving & Construction Inc. for slope stabilization on Route 7 in Delaware and Steuben counties.

Major Payments Approved

Tax Refunds and Credits

  • $1.4 billion for 99,418 personal income tax refunds.
  • $137.7 million for 16,010 corporate and other tax refunds.
  • $52.5 million for 91,467 property tax credits.

Division of Budget

  • $2.2 million to Accenture LLP for strategic advisory/consulting services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Office of Children and Family Services

  • $29.4 million under the Child Care Stabilization Grant to childcare providers to help cover unexpected business costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stabilize operations so that providers may continue to provide care.

City University of New York

  • $3.2 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including: $1 million for office supplies, which includes $928,760 to CDW Government LLC; $723,000 for medical and lab technicians, which includes $720,300 to Applied DNA Clinical Labs LLC; and nearly $1.5 million for various other purposes.

Department of Civil Service

  • $339.3 million to CaremarkPCS Health LLC to provide pharmacy benefit services for the Empire, Excelsior and Student Employee Health plans.
  • $37.1 million to Beacon Health Options Inc. for benefit services for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Program of the Empire Plan.

State Education Department

  • $944.7 million in general aid to 385 school districts.
  • $33.5 million in BOCES aid to Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES, Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES.
  • $250,000 in excess cost aid to six school districts for school-aged special education students.

Empire State Development Corporation

  • $60.1 million for the Small Business Recovery Grant Program. 
  • $6 million to Onondaga County for regional economic development projects in central New York.
  • $1.4 million to the City of Rochester for a portion of the cost to repair and renovate the north terrace of the Rundel Memorial Library in Rochester.

Gaming Commission

  • $12.7 million for tribal-state compact payments to Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Lewis, Franklin, Herkimer, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego and St. Lawrence counties.
  • $9.3 million to 26 localities for revenue collected related to licensing fees for the Del Lago Resort and Casino, Rivers Casino and Resort, Tioga Downs Casino and Resorts World Catskills.

Office of General Services

  • $9.3 million for hourly-based IT services, including: $2.3 million to Knowledge Builders Inc. and $7 million to 28 other vendors.

Department of Health

  • $29.4 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including: $18.2 million for advisory/consulting services, which includes $11 million to The Boston Consulting Group Inc. and $7.2 million to Deloitte Consulting LLP; $4.3 million for local grants and public assistance, which includes $2.1 million for the Food Bank for New York City; $2.9 million for client services, which includes $2.3 million to SOMOS Healthcare Providers Inc.; and $4 million for various other purposes. 
  • $14 million to Maximus Inc. to operate the enrollment center for the NYS Health Benefit Exchange.

Department of Labor

  • $173.8 million for payments under the Unemployment Insurance, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation programs.

State University of New York

  • $1.6 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including: $680,100 for medical supplies and materials, which includes $424,300 to bioMérieux Inc.; $324,800 for laboratory supplies and materials, which includes $244,600 to Qiagen LLC; and more than $600,000 for various other purposes.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

  • $75.1 million for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
  • $5.8 million for the Landlord Rental Assistance Program.

Other Contract Payment Rejections and Other Cost Recoveries

OSC rejected tax refunds and credits valued at nearly $2.2 million. DiNapoli’s auditors also recovered more than $112,300 from vendors owing debts to the state.

Cumulatively, through November for calendar year 2022, DiNapoli’s office has approved 16,024 contracts valued at $37.4 billion and has approved more than 29.4 million payments worth more than $154.1 billion. The office has rejected 1,342 contracts and related transactions valued at more than $5.6 billion and nearly 52,500 payments valued at more than $213.8 million primarily due to errors, improprieties or lack of documentation.

Track state and local government spending at Open Book New York. Under State Comptroller DiNapoli’s open data initiative, search millions of state and local government financial records, track state contracts, and find commonly requested data.