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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

NEWS from the Office of the New York State Comptroller

Contact: Press Office 518-474-4015

State Contract and Payment Actions in June


July 26, 2019

In June, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,481 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at nearly $1.8 billion and approved nearly 1.7 million payments worth more than $10.5 billion. The office rejected 131 contracts and related transactions valued at $980 million and nearly 1,600 payments valued at more than $9.8 million. More information on these contracts and payments is available at www.openbooknewyork.com.


MAJOR CONTRACTS APPROVED

State Education Department

  • $3.3 million with New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. for data imaging services.
  • $2.3 million with Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc. for a communication skills program.

Department of Environmental Conservation

  • $5.5 million with Envirotrac, Ltd. for remedial construction work in Nassau County.
  • $1.9 million with Dattner Family Associates, L.P. to purchase land on Poverty Hill Road in Cattaraugus County.

Office of General Services

  • $38.7 million with Spandco, Inc. for auctioneering services.
  • $4.3 million with Digesare Mechanical, Inc. to renovate the HVAC system at the Ten Eyck Office Building in Albany.
  • $2.1 million with Globecomm Systems, Inc. for first responder satellite services. 
  • $1.8 million with Avenue Contracting, Inc. to replace the roof on the Corning Tower in Albany.

Office of Indigent Legal Services

  • $9 million for indigent legal services, including $6.3 million to Suffolk County, $1.6 million to Nassau County and $1.1 million to Oneida County.

Department of Motor Vehicles

  • $8.7 million with Concept 400 Realty Co., LLC for leased space in Nassau County.
  • $8 million with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for a motorcycle safety program.
  • $1.4 million with IDEMIA Identity & Security USA, LLC for identity system maintenance.

Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation

  • $2.5 million with Dew Builders, Inc. to construct rental cottages at Westcott Beach State Park in Jefferson County.
  • $2.2 million with G & M Earth Moving, Inc. for site improvements at the park entrance and parking lot at Caumsett State Park in Suffolk County.

Olympic Regional Development Authority

  • $14.6 million with The Pike Company to expand and modernize Discovery Lodge at Belleayre Mountain Ski area in Ulster County.

Department of Transportation

  • $23.6 million with D.A. Collins Construction Co., Inc. to replace and repair multiple bridges on Route 9W in Orange County.
  • $14.2 million with Defoe Corporation to repair masonry retaining walls in New York City.
  • $11.2 million with Crane Hogan Structural Systems, Inc. for access improvements and a new bridge walkway at the Great New York State Fair in Onondaga County.
  • $6 million with AECOM USA, Inc. for construction management statewide.

MAJOR PAYMENTS APPROVED

Tax Refunds

  • $264 million for 153,500 personal income tax refunds.
  • $214 million for 31,000 corporate and other refunds.
  • $2.3 million for 3,400 property tax credits.

Department of Civil Service

  • $241.4 million to CVS Caremark to provide pharmacy benefit services for the Empire, Excelsior, and Student Employee Health plans.
  • $19.5 million to Beacon Health Options, Inc. for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Mental Health & Substance Abuse Program.

Empire State Development Corporation 

  • $94.5 million to Moynihan Station Development Corporation for the Moynihan Train Hall Project.
  • $4.7 million to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC for the New NY Bridge Project.
  • $1.8 million to Niagara Gateway, LLC to renovate the Niagara Gateway Apartments.
  • $1.3 million to HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, PC for engineering services for the New NY Bridge Project.
  • $1 million to LiveTiles Corporation to establish a research and software development innovation center in Rochester.

Office of General Services

  • $11.7 million for hourly-based IT services, including $2.6 million to PSI International, Inc., $1.7 million to ITT, Inc., $1.3 million to Knowledge Builders, Inc. and $6.1 million to 15 other vendors.
  • $4.9 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

  • $30.6 million to Maximus, Inc. for assistance with the Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations.

Department of Homeland Security

  • $8.7 million to New York City for the Urban Area Security Initiative Program (UASI).

Department of Transportation

  • $11.4 million to Granite Construction Northeast, Inc. for replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Kings County.
  • $8.4 million to Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc. to reconstruct Exit 131 at the intersection of Routes 17 and 32 in Orange County.
  • $4.1 million to ECCO III Enterprises, Inc. for the Kew Gardens Interchange project in Queens County.
  • $2.7 million to Lancaster Development and Tully Construction Co., LLC for reconstruction of the I-81 and NY 17 Interchange in Broome County.
  • $1.3 million to E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc. for construction of the 151st Street Pedestrian Bridge over Henry Hudson Parkway in New York City.
  • $1.2 million to Monroe County for the rehabilitation of the Greater Rochester International Airport.

PAYMENT REJECTIONS AND OTHER COST RECOVERIES

The office rejected nearly 1,600 payments valued at more than $9.8 million, including tax refunds and credits valued at nearly $2.7 million. The Comptroller’s auditors also recovered nearly $21,000 from vendors owing debts to the state, and held payments of more than $78,000 pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.

Cumulatively through June for calendar year 2019, the Comptroller’s office has approved 9,633 contracts valued at $44.6 billion and approved nearly 17.4 million payments worth almost $81 billion. The office has rejected 851 contracts and related transactions valued at nearly $3.3 billion and nearly 23,400 payments valued at more than $159.2 million primarily due to errors, improprieties or lack of documentation.

Find out how your government money is spent at Open Book New York. Track municipal spending, the state's 160,000 contracts, billions in state payments and public authority data. Visit the Reading Room for contract FOIL requests, bid protest decisions and commonly requested data, including Legislative travel and per diem expenses.


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