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NEWS from the Office of the New York State Comptroller

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State Contract and Payment Actions in May

July 1, 2019

In May, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,872 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $3.9 billion and approved nearly 2.2 million payments worth nearly $14.8 billion. The office rejected 164 contracts and related transactions valued at $310 million and more than 3,600 payments valued at more than $28.5 million. More information on these contracts and payments is available at


Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • $806.4 million for the Chemical Dependency Services Program, including $136.4 to Samaritan Daytop Village, Inc., $89.6 million to Odyssey House Inc., and $55.3 million to Argus Community, Inc.

Division of the Budget

  • $3.1 million with Frasca & Associates, LLC for secondary bond sale advisory services.
  • $1.3 million with Center for Governmental Research, Inc. for local government management, finance and restructuring services.

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation

  • $102 million with Levy Premium Foodservice, LP for the food and beverage concession agreement at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Court of Appeals

  • $1.7 million with the National Conference of Bar Examiners for examination materials.

Department of Environmental Conservation

  • $5.5 million with The Conservation Fund for purchase of lands in the towns of Stephentown, Petersburgh and Berlin in Rensselaer County.

Office of General Services

  • $1.6 million with DiGesare Mechanical, Inc. to replace boilers at Brookwood Secure Center in Columbia County.
  • $1.4 with BN Restoration, Inc. to repair sidewalks at the State Armory in New York City.
  • $1.2 million with Kingsley Arms, Inc. to provide storm and sanitary water improvements for New York State office buildings in Albany County.
  • $1.1 million with Dome Corporation of North America to provide salt storage buildings in Ulster and Dutchess counties.

Department of Labor

  • $56.6 million with Tata Consultancy Services, LTD for an unemployment insurance system.
  • $1.4 million with Tobay Printing Co., Inc. for unemployment insurance claimant handbooks.

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

  • $6.5 million with Corvus Bus & Charter, Inc. for transportation services at the Western New York Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office.
  • $2.9 million with First Transit for transportation services at the Broome Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office.

State University of New York

  • $16.5 million with Morrison Management Specialists for food and nutrition, resident laundry, gift shop and other ancillary services at Long Island State Veteran’s Home in Suffolk County.
  • $2.4 million with Off Campus College Transport, Inc. for transportation services for students and staff at Binghamton University.

Department of Transportation

  • $119 million with Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Inc. for rehabilitation of the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.
  • $13.2 million with Callanan Industries, Inc. for pavement, guardrail and sidewalk rehabilitation in Greene County.
  • $2.6 million with Concrete Applied Technologies Corp. for culvert replacements in Niagara County.
  • $1.1 million with Slate Hill Constructors, Inc. for culvert replacements in Herkimer and Oneida counties.


Tax Refunds

  • $637 million for 498,000 personal income tax refunds.
  • $426 million for 30,000 corporate and other refunds.
  • $2.3 million for 6,900 property tax credits.

Department of Civil Service

  • $239.7 million to CVS Caremark for pharmacy benefit services for the Empire, Excelsior, and Student Employee Health plans.
  • $21.5 million to Beacon Health Options, Inc. for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Mental Health & Substance Abuse Program.

Empire State Development Corporation

  • $22 million to The Research Foundation for the State University of New York for instruments and equipment for the American Institute of Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) project in Monroe County.
  • $7.8 million to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC for the New NY Bridge Project.
  • $6.8 million to the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation for design, construction, equipment, fit out of space, and moving expenses to relocate the Buffalo Manufacturing Works to the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Area in Erie County.
  • $3 million to High Tech Rochester, Inc. for administration and support services for the Photonics Venture Challenge in Monroe County.
  • $1.8 million to HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, PC for engineering services for the New NY Bridge Project.

Gaming Commission

  • $11.8 million for tribal compact payments to Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Lewis, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego counties.

Office of General Services

  • $10.2 million for hourly-based IT services, including $2.5 million to PSI International, Inc., $1.7 million to ITT, Inc., $1.3 million to Knowledge Builders, Inc. and $4.7 million to other vendors.
  • $5.9 million to Prismatic Development Corporation for building renovations for the Manhattan Forensic Relocation project at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center in New York City.

Department of Health

  • $13.9 million to Maximus, Inc. for assistance with the Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations.

New York State Legislature – Assembly

  • $153,000 to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP for outside legal counsel.
  • $21,000 to Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux, LLP for outside counsel for independent investigations.

Department of Transportation

  • $9.8 million to Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc. to reconstruct Exit 131 at the intersection of Routes 17 and 32 in Orange County.
  • $5.4 million to Monroe County for the rehabilitation of the Greater Rochester International Airport.
  • $5.1 million to Granite Construction Northeast, Inc. for replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Kings County.
  • $2.5 million to Chemung County for the modernization and renovation of the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport.
  • $1.9 million to ECCO III Enterprises, Inc. for the Kew Gardens Interchange project in Queens County.
  • $1.9 million to Lancaster Development and Tully Construction Co., LLC for reconstruction of the I-81 and NY 17 Interchange in Broome County.
  • $1.2 million to STV Inc., to perform quality assurance services related to the replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Kings and Queens counties.

Unified Court System

  • $11.2 million to The Legal Aid Society for the Attorneys for Children Program.
  • $2.5 million to The Children's Law Center for the Law Guardian Legal Aid Program.


The office rejected more than 3,600 payments valued at more than $28.5 million, including tax refunds and credits valued at more than $6.4 million. The Comptroller’s auditors also recovered more than $573,000 from vendors owing debts to the state, and held payments of more than $737,000 pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.

Cumulatively through May for calendar year 2019, the Comptroller’s office has approved 8,152 contracts valued at $42.8 billion and approved nearly 15.7 million payments worth more than $70.4 billion. The office has rejected 720 contracts and related transactions valued at $2.3 billion and 21,800 payments valued at nearly $149.4 million primarily due to errors, improprieties or lack of documentation.

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