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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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From the Office of the New York State Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

January 5, 2018 , Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Approved State Contracts and Payments


In November, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,566 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $1.79 billion and approved more than 2 million payments worth more than $9.5 billion. The office rejected 196 contracts and related transactions valued at $250 million and nearly 500 payments valued at more than $1 million. More information on these contracts and payments is available at www.openbooknewyork.com.

MAJOR CONTRACTS APPROVED

Division of the Budget

  • $545,000 with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP for multi-agency legal services related to investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

  • $50 million with Securus Technologies Inc. to provide an inmate telephone system.

Department of Economic Development

  • $1.4 million to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for the High Technology Matching Grants Leverage Program.
  • $993,000 with GTI Tourism to market New York tourism in Australia.

Department of Environmental Conservation

  • $2.5 million to the Village of Saranac Lake for the Water Quality Management Grant Program.
  • $1.4 million with SGS Axys Analytical Services Ltd. for analytical laboratory services.
  • $671,000 with Mississippi State Chemical Lab for analytical laboratory services.
  • $275,000 with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP for multi-agency legal services related to investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

Department of Health

  • $28.7 million with Magellan Medicaid Administration Inc. for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program and the American Indian Health Program prescription drug coverage.
  • $18.4 million with Magellan Medicaid Administration Inc. for the Drug and Diabetic Supply Rebate Administration program and management services.

Division of Housing & Community Renewal

  • $179,000 with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP for multi-agency legal services contract related to investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

Hudson River - Black River Regulating District

  • $1.1 million with Schnabel-Lachel Engineering PC for spillway foundation remediation and concrete repair design at the Conklingville Dam, Saratoga County.

Department of Labor

  • $220,000 with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP for multi-agency legal services related to investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

Department of Motor Vehicles

  • $2 million lease with Waterbury-Seabury LLC for 2500 Waterbury Ave., Bronx County.
  • $2 million revenue agreement with Experian Information Solutions for shared access to DMV data.
  • $1.8 million revenue agreement with R. L. Polk & Co. for shared access to DMV data.
  • $432,000 revenue agreement with Carfax Inc. for shared access to DMV data.
  • $26,000 revenue agreement with Info Link Technologies for shared access to DMV data.

Public Service Commission

  • $645,000 with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP for multi-agency legal services contract related to investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

Department of Transportation

  • $138.8 million with Posillico Civil, Inc. for design and construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway High Bridge Interchange replacements in New York City.
  • $134.1 million with Yonkers Contracting Co Inc. for design and reconstruction of Exit 131 at Route 17 and Route 32 intersection in Harriman, Orange County.
  • $18.6 million to National Railroad Passenger Corp. for the state's share of AMTRAK Intercity Rail Passenger Service operating expenses for federal fiscal year 2017.
  • $6.1 million with EE Cruz & Company, Inc. for bridge replacement on Rte. 907W over the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon, Westchester County.
  • $2 million to WSP USA Inc. for high speed rail design services.
  • $36,000 with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP for multi-agency legal services related to investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

MAJOR PAYMENTS APPROVED

Tax Refunds

  • $464 million for 78,000 personal income tax refunds.
  • $131.3 million for 22,000 corporate and other refunds.
  • $6.4 million for 9,000 property tax freeze credits.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

  • $1.1 million to Outreach Development Corporation for the Chemical Dependency Services Program.
  • $1 million to Phoenix Houses of Long Island Inc. for the Chemical Dependency Services Program.

Office of Children and Family Services

  • $1.2 million to the Civil Service Employees Association Inc. for licensed group family day care.

Department of Civil Service

  • $19 million to Beacon Health Options, Inc. for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Mental Health & Substance Abuse Program.

Empire State Development Corporation

  • $1.3 million to Edison Welding Institute for the operation of the Buffalo-Niagara Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Competitiveness.
  • $842,000 to Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries to pay subcontractors for construction of the Film Hub.

State Education Department

  • $1.2 million to Metritech Inc. for the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test Program.
  • $980,000 to Hillside Work Scholarship Connection for a support, mentoring & tutoring program.

Gaming Commission

  • $5.6 million to nine counties for tribal compact payments, including Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego and Oswego.

Office of General Services

  • $19 million for hourly-based IT services, including $5.4 million to PSI International Inc., $3.4 million to Knowledge Builders Inc., and $2.6 million to MVP Consulting Plus Inc.

Department of Health

  • $26 million to Maximus Inc. to assist with the New York State Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations.
  • $1.6 million to United Way of New York City for the Hunger Prevention & Nutrition Program.
  • $1.4 million to Medical Answering Services LLC for Medicaid transportation management in New York City.
  • $1.2 million to Food Bank for New York City for the Hunger Prevention & Nutrition Program.

Department of Homeland Security

  • $7 million to New York City for the Urban Areas Security Initiative program (UASI).
  • $1.7 million to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for UASI.

NYS Legislature - Assembly

  • $24,000 to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for legal services.

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

  • $1.3 million to Peter Scalamandre & Sons, Inc. for Phase 2 of the East Mall Market & Site Project at Jones Beach State Park, Nassau County.
  • $1.2 million to the New York Botanical Garden for Natural Heritage Trust programs.
  • $975,000 to Trevcon Construction Inc. for northern shoreline reconstruction at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx.

State University of New York Construction Fund

  • $7.6 million to LP Ciminelli to construct and renovate the University of Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

State University of New York

  • $2.5 million to Welliver McGuire, Inc. to renovate the Veterinary Research Tower at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
  • $1.7 million to Syracuse University for instructional services for the State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Department of Transportation

  • $6.8 million to Intercounty Paving Associates, LLC for preventative maintenance paving in Westchester County, and milling, resurfacing, and pavement repairs in Nassau County.
  • $6 million to Lancaster Development and Tully Construction Co. LLC for reconstruction of the I-81 and NY 17 Interchange, Broome County.
  • $5.3 million to Skanska Koch Inc. for steel repairs on the Gowanus Expressway in Kings County.
  • $4.1 million to Posillico Civil Inc. for reconstruction of State Route 347, Suffolk County.
  • $3.8 million to El Sol Contracting ES II Enterprises JV for bridge repairs on the Gowanus Expressway (I-278) in Kings County.
  • $3.2 million to National Railroad Passenger Corporation for maintenance and dispatching capacity improvements for the Amtrak Hudson Line.
  • $2.2 million to Kubricky Construction Corp. for corrective pavement treatments in Rockland and Orange counties.
  • $1.1 million to Tioga Construction Company Inc. to replace the Rexford Bridge in Saratoga and Schenectady counties.
  • $1 million to Kiska Construction Inc. for highway and bridge maintenance in Bronx and New York counties.

Unified Court System

  • $2.9 million to The Legal Aid Society for legal services to indigent criminal defendants in NYC.
  • $2.4 million to The Children's Law Center for the Law Guardian Legal Aid Program.

PAYMENT REJECTIONS AND OTHER COST RECOVERIES

The Comptroller's rejection of nearly 500 payments valued at more than $1 million included tax refunds valued at nearly $50,000. The Comptroller's auditors also recovered more than $124,000 from vendors owing debts to the state, and held payments of more than $177,000 pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.

Cumulatively through November for calendar year 2017, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office has approved 17,094 contracts valued at $44.6 billion and approved more than 28.1 million payments worth more than$124.5 billion. His office has also rejected 2,062 contracts and related transactions valued at $40.9 billion and more than 21,000 payments valued at nearly $231 million.

For access to state and local government spending, public authority financial data and information on 140,000 state contracts, visit Open Book New York. The easy-to-use website was created by DiNapoli to promote transparency in government and provide taxpayers with better access to financial data.


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