State treaty and payment campaigns in October

In October, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,555 government and public agency contracts valued at $1.5 billion and approved more than 2.9 million payments valued at nearly $11.8 billion. The bureau rejected 143 contracts and related transactions valued at $267 million and nearly 1,800 payments valued at nearly $13.4 million, primarily due to errors, insufficient support for fees, and improper payments. More information on these contracts and payments is available from Open Book New York.

Large orders approved

Office of the Attorney General

  • $5.5 million with B/A Investors LLC for office space in Albany County.
  • $1.2 million at Duff & Phelps LLC for forensic accounting services.

Deferred Compensation Board

  • $44.2 million for international investment management services, including $30.1 million at Principal Global Investors Trust Company and $14.1 million at Fidelity Distributors Company LLC.
  • $5.7 million at The Bank of New York Mellon for fiduciary services for the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation

  • $2 million with Mid-State Industries Ltd. for replacing the slate roof at the Gideon Putnam at Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga County.
  • $1.7 million with Nature’s Way Environmental Consultants and Contractor Inc. for wetland restoration at Woodland Beach State Park in Erie County.
  • $1.3 million with Slate Hill Constructors Inc. for aqueduct stabilization at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Schoharie County.

State University Building Fund

  • $29.2 million with Niram Inc. for the renovation of the cafeteria and dining area in the University Hospital building at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
  • $4.4 million with AOW Associates Inc. for 5th floor redevelopmentth Floor South at State University Plaza.
  • US$2 million with J&K Plumbing and Heating Co. to modernize building management systems at SUNY Delhi.

State University of New York

  • $8.7 million with Mayo Collaborative Services for pediatric and specialty laboratory services at Upstate Medical University.
  • $2.5 million with Jobelephant.Com Inc. for job advertising services at Stony Brook University.

New York State Highway Authority

  • $31.8 million with J. D’Annunzio & Sons Inc. for the North Avenue bridge replacement over I-95 in Westchester County.
  • $13.9 million with Gianfia Corp. for improvements and construction of a pedestrian bridge at the intersection of I-87 and I-287 in Westchester County.

Ministry of Transport

  • $27.5 million with Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors to rehabilitate the I-287 bridges over the Metro North Railroad and Midland Avenue in Westchester County.
  • $7.6 million with Hanson Aggregates New York LLC for road rehabilitation on Route 8 in Oneida County.
  • $6.9 million with Restani Construction Corp. for resurfacing Route 9A Hudson River Greenway Bikeway in New York County.
  • $4.1 million with Bette & Cring LLC for bridge replacement on Route 915P over I-87 in Warren County.

Larger payments approved

Tax Refunds and Credits

  • 1.8 billion for 254,681 income tax refunds.
  • $297.2 million for 1,188,432 additional income tax payments for children and employment income.
  • $157.6 million for 26,056 corporate and other tax refunds.
  • $60.1 million for 80,653 property tax credits.

Allocation of the budget

  • $4 million in support of COVID-19 pandemic response, including $2.3 million to Accenture LLP and $1.6 million to The Boston Consulting Group Inc for advisory/consultancy services.

Office for Children and Family Services

  • $48.9 million to childcare providers under the Child Care Stabilization Grant to help meet unexpected business costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to stabilize operations so providers can continue to provide care.

City University of New York

  • $1.9 million to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including: $1.2 million to Applied DNA Clinical Labs LLC for medical and laboratory technicians and $700,000 for various other causes.

Department of Civil Service

  • $305.6 million to CaremarkPCS Health LLC to provide pharmacy benefits for Empire, Excelsior and Student Employee health plans.
  • $31.2 million to Beacon Health Options Inc. for benefits for the Empire Plan’s mental health and substance abuse program.

State Department of Education

  • $55.6 million in general aid for 67 school districts.

Empire State Development Corporation

  • $104.4 million for the New York State Small Business Seed Funding Grant Program.
  • $2.5 million to Fort Schuyler Management Corp. for the construction of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad C) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy, Oneida County and the purchase and installation of a new advanced technology semiconductor packaging facility at Quad C.
  • $1.5 million to Broadway Filmore Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. for administrative and capital costs related to the revitalization of the City of Buffalo’s East Side through the Community-Based Real Estate Development Training Program.

gaming commission

  • $10 million in tribal state payments to the cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Salamanca, and the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates .

Office of General Services

  • $10.8 million for hourly IT services including: $2.4 million to Knowledge Builders Inc., $1.1 million to i-Link Solutions Inc. and $7.3 million to 27 other providers.

health department

  • $26.9 million to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including: $12 million for laboratory supplies and supplies, including $6.1 million for Quest Diagnostics and $5.8 million for dollars for BCalifornia LLC; $7.9 million in local grants and public support, including $2.1 million for the Food Bank for New York City and $1.4 million for the Food Bank of Central New York; $2.3 million in customer services, including $2.1 million for VIP StarNETWORK LLC; and $4.7 million for various other purposes.
  • $5.9 million to New York eHealth Collaborative Inc. for the Statewide Health Information Network for New York.

Information Technology Services Office

  • $1.8 million in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response, including: $1.6 million for application development, including $1.6 million for Deloitte Consulting LLP; and $220,000 for other purposes.

work department

  • $168.4 million in payments under unemployment insurance, pandemic unemployment benefits, federal pandemic unemployment benefits, and mixed-earner unemployment compensation programs.

Department of Military and Naval Affairs

  • $1.3 million in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response, including: $1 million to ELRAC LLC d/b/a Enterprise Rent-A-Car / National Car Rental for rental vehicles and $345,300 dollars for various other purposes.

Office for Temporary and Disabled Assistance

  • $80.7 million for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
  • $6.1 million for the Landlord Rental Assistance Program.

Other contract payment refusals and other expense reimbursements

OSC denied nearly $5.2 million worth of tax refunds and credits. The auditors also recovered nearly $119,200 from sellers for debts to the state.

Cumulative through October for calendar year 2022, the Comptroller’s Office has approved 14,510 contracts valued at $35.6 billion and approved nearly 27.5 million payments valued at more than $143 billion. The bureau has rejected 1,207 contracts and related transactions valued at nearly $5.4 billion and more than 51,400 payments valued at more than $194.4 million primarily due to errors, inadequacies or lack of documentation.

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