State Contract and Payment Actions in October


In October, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,555 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $1.5 billion and approved more than 2.9 million payments worth nearly $11.8 billion. The office rejected 143 contracts and related transactions valued at $267 million and nearly 1,800 payments valued at nearly $13.4 million, primarily for mistakes, insufficient support for charges, and improper payments. More information on these contracts and payments is available at Open Book New York.

Major Contracts Approved

Office of the Attorney General

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

Deferred Compensation Board

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

Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

  • $2 million with Mid-State Industries Ltd. for slate roof replacement 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 Construction Fund

  • $29.2 million with Niram Inc. to renovate the cafeteria and dining area in the University Hospital Building at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
  • $4.4 million with AOW Associates Inc. for rehabilitation of the 5th floor south at the State University Plaza.
  • $2 million with J & K Plumbing and Heating Co. to upgrade the 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 recruitment advertising services at Stony Brook University.

New York State Thruway Authority

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

Department of Transportation

  • $27.5 million with Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors to rehabilitate the I-287 bridges over Metro North Railroad and Midland Avenue in Westchester County.
  • $7.6 million with Hanson Aggregates New York LLC for pavement rehabilitation on Route 8 in Oneida County.
  • $6.9 million with Restani Construction Corp. for resurfacing of 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.

Major Payments Approved

Tax Refunds and Credits

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

Division of Budget

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

Office of Children and Family Services

  • $48.9 million under the Child Care Stabilization Grant to childcare providers to help cover unexpected business costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stabilize operations so that providers may continue to provide care.

City University of New York

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

Department of Civil Service

  • $305.6 million to CaremarkPCS Health LLC to provide pharmacy benefit services for the Empire, Excelsior and Student Employee Health plans.
  • $31.2 million to Beacon Health Options Inc. for benefit services for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Program of the Empire Plan.

State Education Department

  • $55.6 million in general aid to 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 construction of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad C) at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy, Oneida County and the purchase and installation of new advanced technology semiconductor packing equipment at Quad C.
  • $1.5 million to Broadway Filmore Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. for administration and capital costs associated with the revitalization of the City of Buffalo’s East Side through the Community-Based Real Estate Development Training program.

Gaming Commission

  • $10 million for tribal-state compact 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-based 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 vendors.

Department of Health

  • $26.9 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including: $12 million for laboratory supplies and materials, which includes $6.1 million to Quest Diagnostics and $5.8 million to BCalifornia LLC; $7.9 million for local grants and public assistance, which includes $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 for client services, which includes $2.1 million to 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.

Office of Information Technology Services

  • $1.8 million to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including: $1.6 million for applications development, which includes $1.6 million to Deloitte Consulting LLP; and $220,000 for other purposes.

Department of Labor

  • $168.4 million for payments under the Unemployment Insurance, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation programs.

Division of Military and Naval Affairs

  • $1.3 million to support 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 for various other purposes.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

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

Other Contract Payment Rejections and Other Cost Recoveries

OSC rejected tax refunds and credits valued at nearly $5.2 million. Auditors also recovered nearly $119,200 from vendors owing debts to the state.

Cumulatively through October for calendar year 2022, the Comptroller’s office has approved 14,510 contracts valued at $35.6 billion and has approved nearly 27.5 million payments worth more than $143 billion. The office 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, improprieties or lack of documentation.

Track state and local government spending at Open Book New York. Under State Comptroller DiNapoli’s open data initiative, search millions of state and local government financial records, track state contracts, and find commonly requested data.

Like it? Share with your friends!


What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
confused confused
fail fail
fun fun
geeky geeky
love love
lol lol
omg omg
win win


Leave a Reply