State contract and payment actions in March
In March, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,950 contracts for state agencies and public authorities worth $3.6 billion and approved nearly 3.7 million payment payments. worth nearly $35.1 billion. The bureau rejected 147 contracts and related transactions worth $1.4 billion and more than 9,100 payments worth more than $30.9 million, mostly for errors, insufficient support for abusive fees and payments. More information about these contracts and payments is available at Open Book New York.
Main contracts approved
Office of General Services – Design and Construction
- $14 million with Quackenbush Co., Inc. for the installation of an above-floor heating system and underground hot water pipes at Lakeview Correctional Institution in Chautauqua County.
- $11.2 million with TAM Enterprises Inc. for sewage treatment plant upgrades at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County.
- $48.8 million with Magellan Medicaid Administration Inc. to administer drug benefits for the American Indian Health and Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) programs.
- $19.2 million with Island Peer Review Organization Inc. for AIDS intervention clinical studies, program evaluation and quality of care review.
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
- $5 million with Henningson Durham & Richardson Architecture and Engineering PC for construction management services for the Fjord Trail Breakneck Bridge at Hudson Highlands Park in Dutchess County.
- $1 million with Valleyview Enterprise LLC for the new Destination Playground at Letchworth State Park in Livingston and Wyoming counties.
State University Building Fund
- $17.7 million with Manning Squires Hennig Co., Inc. to renovate Buffalo State College’s classroom building.
- $3 million with Cunningham Excavation Inc. to construct a new artificial turf field at SUNY Delhi.
State University of New York
- $6.3 million with AWL Industries Inc. for the construction of the new Seamanship Center at SUNY Maritime.
- $5.8 million with G&M Earth Moving Inc. for parking improvements at Farmingdale State College.
New York State Highway Authority
- $17.8 million with Crisdel Group Inc. for a rolling mill and inlay in Rockland County.
- $12.4 million with Transcore LP for EZ Pass NY transponder distribution services.
- $776.4 million with Tully Construction Co., Inc. to improve capacity and access to the Van Wyck Freeway in Queens County.
- $19.8 million with Suit-Kote Corp. for milling and resurfacing, guide rail and sign replacement on I-81 in Broome County.
- $19.5 million with Rifenburg Construction Inc. for milling and paving on I-890 in Schenectady County.
- $14.5 million with Peckham Road Corp. for the resurfacing of I-87 in Essex County.
Main payments approved
Refunds and tax credits
- $1.9 billion for 1,884,873 personal income tax refunds.
- $118.9 million for 11,662 corporate and other tax refunds.
- $2 million for 2,175 property tax credits.
Office of Child and Family Services
- $44.6 million through the Child Care Stabilization Grant to child care providers to help cover unforeseen business costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stabilize operations so that providers can continue to provide care.
City University of New York
- $7.8 million to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including desktop computers, IT equipment, and medical and laboratory technicians.
Civil Service Department
- $277.9 million to CVS Caremark to provide drug benefit services for the Empire, Excelsior and Student Employee Health plans.
- $27.8 million to Beacon Health Options Inc. for Empire Plan Mental Health and Addictions Program benefit services.
Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
- $6.7 million to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Education Department
- $7.2 billion in general assistance to 626 school districts.
- $1.7 billion in excess cost assistance for school-aged students in special education in 666 school districts.
Empire State Development Corporation
- $4.3 million to NextCorps Inc. for the Luminate NY program to attract and grow optics, photonics and imaging businesses in the Finger Lakes region.
- $3.8 million to Excell Technology Ventures Inc. to provide funding primarily to high-tech start-ups in the Finger Lakes region through the Finger Lakes Venture Fund.
- $3.8 million to the SUNY Research Foundation for a portion of the equipment, software, and operating expenses needed to establish the NYS Genomic Medicine and Buffalo Institute for Genomics & Data Analytics (BIG) Data Center in Buffalo .
- $1 million to Saab North America, Inc. for a portion of machinery and equipment costs related to the relocation of Saab Defense and Security USA’s North American headquarters to Onondaga County.
- $884,000 to Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP for legal services.
General Service Office
- $15.5 million for hourly computer services, including $4.1 million to Knowledge Builders Inc., $1.3 million to Computer Technology Services Inc., $1 million to MVP Consulting Plus Inc. and 9 .1 million to 29 other suppliers.
- $2.2 million for purchases to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including health management services.
- $536.1 million to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical supplies and equipment.
- $20.8 million to New York eHealth Collaborative Inc. for the New York State Health Information Network.
- $14.7 million to Maximus Inc. for assistance with the Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations.
Computer Services Office
- $1.1 million for purchases to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including cloud computing services.
Joint Public Ethics Commission
- $101,900 to Hogan Lovells US LLP for legal services.
Ministry of Labour
- $250.1 million for payments under Unemployment Insurance, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Mixed-Income Individuals Compensation and assistance in the event of loss of salary.
- $1 million for the Tourism Worker Recovery program.
New York State Legislature – Assembly
- $251,500 to Jenner & Block LLP for legal services.
New York State Legislature – Senate
- $148,500 to Cuti Hecker Wang LLP for legal services.
Mental Health Office
- $1.6 million to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical supplies and equipment and temporary staff services.
Military and Naval Affairs Division
- $1.4 million for purchases to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including food and beverages and vehicle rentals.
State University of New York
- $3.8 million to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including administrative and clerical services, as well as medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.
Temporary Assistance and Disability Office
- $149.5 million for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
- $33 million for the Landlord Rental Assistance Program.
Unified court system
- $2.1 million for purchases to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including local grants and government assistance.
Other chargebacks and other cost recoveries
The OSC rejected refunds and tax credits valued at nearly $17.3 million. Comptroller’s auditors also recovered nearly $525,000 from debtor suppliers to the state.
Cumulatively through March for calendar year 2022, the Comptroller’s Office approved 4,738 contracts worth $8.3 billion and approved nearly 8.5 million payments worth nearly $56 billion, including nearly 2.3 million unemployment insurance payments worth more than $784.4 million. The bureau rejected 337 contracts and related transactions worth $1.7 billion and more than 19,500 payments worth more than $61.6 million.
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