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Single Source Procurement

New York State law allows State agencies to procure goods and services without a formal competitive process in limited circumstances. The basis for a determination to purchase from a single or sole source must be documented in the procurement record, subject to review by the State Comptroller. State agencies are mandated to minimize the use of single source procurements and shall use this procurement method only when a formal competitive process is not feasible.

In accordance with New York State Finance Law Section 163(10) (b), effective 06/30/2008, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation posts summaries of single source procurement contracts within 30 days after the contract award. Each summary identifies the circumstances and the material and substantial reasons why a competitive procurement was not feasible. A listing of the Department's summary information for awarded single source procurement contracts is listed below by state fiscal year.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Bureau of Contract and Grant Development at (518) 402-9240 or by email at dmbcontr@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Awarded Single Source Contracts for State Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Contract Number Contractor Name Description Why/Competition is Not Feasible Contract Award Date
C009255 Windsor Solutions The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking to enter a two year contract with Windsor Solutions to provide IT services in support of the Department's eBusiness Program.

The Department seeks to leverage the permitting solution originally developed by Windsor for the State of Hawaii. This solution requires integration of Department's systems and the certification system which were both developed by Windsor.Windsor's knowledge of existing systems enable a more efficient and cost effective implementation.

08/20/2014
C304983 City of Tonawanda Niawanda Park Ecosystem Based Management Demonstration Project.

There is currently an on-going shoreline demonstration project in the City of Tonawanda's Niawanda Park, that this project would compliment and allow for additional shoreline to be included. The City of Tonawanda is the sole owner of Niawanda Park. Therefore, the City must manage the project
08/04/2014
C009075 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Administration of both the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Partnership (APIPP) and the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).

It is fiscally responsible to consolidate the two PRISMS into one contract with TNC, the organization that initiated both the APIPP and SLELO. Utilizing established partnerships, services and networks saves DEC time and money from developing new ones with a different entity.
07/31/2014
C008642 Great Lakes Fishery Commission Contract with Great Lakes Fishery Commission to fund two projects. The first project is the construction of a sea lamprey barrier on Orwell Brook in Oswego County, and the second project is the introduction of deepwater ciscoes to Lake Ontario.

The Commission was established by the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between Canada and the United States in 1955, and assumed its duties as set forth in the Convention on July 1, 1956. The Commission has two major responsibilities: first, develop coordinated research programs in the Great Lakes and, on the basis of the findings, recommend measures which will permit the maximum sustained productivity of fish stocks of common concern; and second, formulate and implement a program to eradicate or minimize sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes.

07/09/2014
C008914 TMA Systems, LLC Software maintenance and upgrades of DEC's Maintenance Management System

The Maintenance Management System is proprietary software that is delivered by TMA Systems, LLC. TMA Systems, LLC is the only contractor that can provide the technical user support, maintenance, upgrades, and revisions to the Maintenance Management System due to the propritary nature of the software.
06/30/2014
C304982 Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District Dredging of Lake Neatahwanta

A 2013-2014 Legislative Initiative was awarded to the Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District to dredge the silt covering the natural springs located at the bottom of Lake Neatahwanta within the City of Fulton
05/23/2014
C305077 Town of Hanover Dredging of Cattaraugus Creek Harbor

A 2013-2014 Legislative Initiative was awarded to the Town of Hanover to dredge the Cattaraugus Creek Harbor and Channels to provide navigational access and safe harbor for vessels.
05/01/2014
C304740 Rochester Institute of Technology Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I) Program: The P2I promotes pollution prevention, reduces energy and resource consumption, implements affordable and cost effective methods of achieving pollution prevention, and coordinates cooperation between federal, state and local agencies and private organizations.

The Rochester institute of Technology (RIT) will maintain and continue development of the Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I) program pursuant to Article 28 of the Environmental Conservation Law -Pollution Prevention. RIT established the P2I program consistent with the definitions and principles identified in ECL: to promote research, development, technology demonstrations, technology transfer, education, outreach, recognition and training programs.
02/21/2014
C009063 NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation Contract to provide technical and compliance assistance to small businesses participating in the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP).

Utilizing EFC's existing structure is the most efficient use of personnel, as EFC has extensive experience in providing technical and advisory assistance to small businesses. Also, EFC is not a regulatory entity, so it is able to provide technical audits without a conflict of interest. The use of NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) for these services requires no significant additional planning, administration of training, or oversight.
02/19/2014
C304986 Town of Sandy Creek Dredging of Sandy Pond

A 2013-2014 Legislative Initiative was awarded to the Town of Sandy Creek for maintenance dredging on the North Sandy Pond Outlet to Lake Ontario.
02/13/2014
C304747 Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District Dredging of Lake Neatahwanta

A 2013-2014 Legislative Initiative was awarded to the Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District to dredge the silt covering the natural springs located at the bottom of Lake Neatahwanta within the Town of Granby
02/13/2014
C008661 Adirondack Mountain Club Trail Maintenance in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves as well as DEC lands outside the Forest Preserve. In particular, a highly specialized Finger Lakes Trail project at Tinker Falls in Labrador Hollow Unique Area in Onondaga County is proposed.

The mission of the Adirondack Mountain Club's Trails Program is to promote land stewardship through the development and maintenance of a quality, all-encompassing trail system, while encouraging responsible use of New York State's Forest Preserve, parks and other wild lands and waters. With this mission in mind, ADK has spent thousands of dollars of its own funding to augment State resources. ADK provides the State with a unique ability to leverage private funds through a network of local volunteers.
02/11/2014
C008686 Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research Operate the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Program.

The only organizations in the vicinity who could do this work do not have trained staff to handle strandings nor the physical assets to take care of injured seals, etc. Without these assess, there will be increases in response time and reductions in productivity. Another contractor would not be able to supply the expertise and experience that the Foundation can provide. A new contractor would require a great deal of training and would need to acquire necessary licenses and authorizations. Additionally, a new contractor would have to establish appropriate facilities and would likely have considerable start up costs, preventing the Department from maximizing the return from the monies available from the SWG grant.
12/13/2013
C006581 Fountains Spatial DEC is requesting a one year No Cost Time Extension to May 31, 2014 for contract C006581. This extension will enable Fountain Spatial to continue maintenance on the State Forest Inventory Database application.

Fountains Spatial developed this custom system for DEC to monitor its forest inventory, product sales and temporary revocable permits. Fountains Spatial has maintained this system and provided application support. Re-procuring these consulting services and potentially hiring a different contractor to complete the project, would require significant time and effort for the new contractor to come up to speed on the project. This would result in DEC incurring extra and unnecessary costs to complete the project.
11/20/2013
C006758 Windsor Solutions, Inc. Amend existing contract C006758 by extending by one year, to August 31, 2013, and by adding $200,000 to the contract cap, for a new total of $2,645,335. This amendment will enable Windsor to complete work under the contract, consisting of the design and development of new data exchanges as part of the National Environmental Information Exchange Network.

Windsor Solutions, Inc. is in the process of completing the contract scope of work. Re-procuring these consulting services and potentially hiring a different contractor to complete the project, would require significant time and effort for the new contractor to come up to speed on the project. This would result in DEC incurring extra and unnecessary costs to complete the project.
11/13/2013
C009124 Cornell University/Cornell Waste Management Institute This contract is being requested to finalize work on the Agricultural Plastic Recovery Program. It would transition a developmental project of Cornell's Environmental Risk Analysis Program (ERAP) to a more operational and self-sustaining one through the Cornell University/Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI).

Cornell University's ERAP has already implemented the initial phases of the project including outreach, education, and training. The Cornell University/Cornell Waste Management Institute's relationship with ERAP as well as with Cornell Cooperative Extension agencies and Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD's) allows for the coordination required to make the Agricultural Plastic Recovery Program sustainable.
10/22/2013
C008698 Cornell University Cornell University will continue its work on the Invasive Species Research Institute. The primary goal of the Institute is to coordinate invasive species research and advise the New York State Invasive Species Council on issues such as prioritization of funding dedicated to accomplishing this research.

The only other entity that could conduct this work is SUNY-ESF. This alternative was considered, however Cornell has already established the basic infrastructure and capacity for the Invasive Species Research Institute; switching to a new contractor would cause serious disruption of program delivery and unnecessary costs to the State. The Department believes that it would be more cost effective and a better use of State money to continue to contract with Cornell.
10/08/2013
C008555 Merrell Dairy, LLC Right to farm land on Northern Montezuma WMA.

An informal competitive solicitation for the right to farm at the WMA was conducted by staff in the DEC region. A formal request memo was submitted to OSC to gain their concurrence with the process.
09/25/2013
C006428 Cornell University Request to extend an existing contract with Cornell University for two years at no additional cost. The existing contract is for the operation of the Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Cornell is currently operating the Invasive Species Clearinghouse and the extension is needed due to delays in executing the original contract.
08/26/2013
S304757 Edwin Schmidbauer DEC is requesting to enter into new contracts with landowners who were awarded grants in Round 1 of the Landowner Incentive Program. This group of landowners have met or exceeded the original goals set forth in their Site Management Plan (SMP). DEC would like these landowners to continue to provide habitat protection and management by going beyond their SMP goals to continue work that is beneficial for grassland birds to further improve their and other wildlife habitat. A total of 848 acres, of which five years has already been invested, will be maintained through these contracts.

DEC would like to continue to fund all Landowner Incentive Program Round 1 projects, because each landowner has effectively managed their land parcels enrolled in the program. These landowners have effectively provided beneficial grassland habitat protection and management beyond their existing Site Management Plan (SMP) which has greatly benefited grassland bird habitat and will further improve other wildlife habitat. Renewing these programs at established sites will foster continued and increased habitat improvement.
08/22/2013
S304756 Gail Miller DEC is requesting to enter into new contracts with landowners who were awarded grants in Round 1 of the Landowner Incentive Program. This group of landowners have met or exceeded the original goals set forth in their Site Management Plan (SMP). DEC would like these landowners to continue to provide habitat protection and management by going beyond their SMP goals to continue work that is beneficial for grassland birds to further improve their and other wildlife habitat. A total of 848 acres, of which five years has already been invested, will be maintained through these contracts.

DEC would like to continue to fund all Landowner Incentive Program Round 1 projects, because each landowner has effectively managed their land parcels enrolled in the program. These landowners have effectively provided beneficial grassland habitat protection and management beyond their existing Site Management Plan (SMP) which has greatly benefited grassland bird habitat and will further improve other wildlife habitat. Renewing these programs at established sites will foster continued and increased habitat improvement.
08/22/2013
S304754 Patrick Green DEC is requesting to enter into new contracts with landowners who were awarded grants in Round 1 of the Landowner Incentive Program. This group of landowners have met or exceeded the original goals set forth in their Site Management Plan (SMP). DEC would like these landowners to continue to provide habitat protection and management by going beyond their SMP goals to continue work that is beneficial for grassland birds to further improve their and other wildlife habitat. A total of 848 acres, of which five years has already been invested, will be maintained through these contracts.

DEC would like to continue to fund all Landowner Incentive Program Round 1 projects, because each landowner has effectively managed their land parcels enrolled in the program. These landowners have effectively provided beneficial grassland habitat protection and management beyond their existing Site Management Plan (SMP) which has greatly benefited grassland bird habitat and will further improve other wildlife habitat. Renewing these programs at established sites will foster continued and increased habitat improvement.
08/22/2013
C009068 CGI Tecnologies and Solutions, Inc. Contract to continue utilizing CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc. consultants to complete the development and integration of the FMIS Revenue Solution Project, migration to Oracle e-Business Suite Release 12, continued maintenance and support of the Department's FMIS and necessary preparation activities to transition fully to SFS.

The Department has contracted with CGI since FMIS was implemented in 2003. CGI has significant and long-standing knowledge of FMIS and its complex infrastructure. Through past work developing components of FMIS, CGI has an extensive and detailed understanding of FMIS and its many modifications. Beginning to work with another vendor would cost the Department additional funds and result in lost time, while bringing another firm fully up to speed.
08/09/2013
C008765 Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program will identify farms that are economically positioned to grow and will support and develop updated Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP) for those farms.

Cornell's PRO-DAIRY Program is uniquely positioned to lead this new Department initiative. The PRO-DAIRY Program has 23 years of experience leading New York dairy farms to apply the best science and research to improve farm economic development and environmental stewardship. PRO-DAIRY possesses detailed knowledge needed for this project and utilizing this already established program will allow the Department to deliver a quality and cost effective program.
07/08/2013
C008481 Cornell University Cooperative Extension Marine Program Collection and processing of fishery dependent data collected from NYS licensed fisherman and dealers and to gather biological fish samples and enter that data into the biological sampling database.

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Marine Program (CCE) has the expertise, capability and resources in place to carry out the tasks necessary to collect and process fishery dependent data submitted by state fishers. CCE has performed this type of data processing and data entry for the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Department and is extremely qualified to perform this type of work. CCE's staff have participated in training sessions for fisherman in the use of vessel trip reports, distributed fishing logbooks and participate in fishery quota meetings. In addition to its technical ability to process collected data, CCE's rapport with the local fishing community provides the Department unique access to local fisherman and valuable opportunities to interact with the fishing community.
05/30/2013
C008968 Monroe County Parks Department Contract to enable the Monroe County Parks Department to purchase the machinery and equipment necessary to perform an algae mitigation project at Ontario Beach.

Monroe County Parks Department owns and operates Ontario Beach and is therefore the only entity with the authority to proceed with the project.
05/23/2013
C008650 U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services program Eradication efforts to ensure that feral swine do not become permanently established in New York State.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services (USDA-WS) program has the expertise, experience, capability, and resources in place to lead feral swine eradication efforts in New York State. USDA-WS has been conducting some of this eradication work in New York since January. USDA-WS is nationally involved in the management, research, disease surveillance, and emergency response for diseases associated with support from USDA Veterinary Services. USDA-WS has conducted similar feral swine control operations in many other states.
04/30/2013
Awarded Single Source Contracts for State Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Contract Number Contractor Name Description/Why Competition is Not Feasible Contract Award Date
C008810 Student Conservation Association Providing interns to work in the Hudson Valley, Adirondack, and Backcountry Stewards programs.

SCA has a unique recruitment system that enables the DEC to get a broad pool of very well qualified candidates for the intern positions. The SCA also has the ability to raise funds from private donations and federal grants, which enables the SCA to match state funding by a minimum of 5% and as much as 50%. This results in significant cost savings to the State.
03/14/2013
C008741 New York Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA) New York Citizen's Statewide Assessment Program (CSLAP)

The New York Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA) will implement the New York Citizen's Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP). CSLAP is specified in Environmental Conservation Law Article 17-0305 (Establishment of a program to monitor water quality by private citizens under the direction of the Department.) Trained citizen monitors from more than 120 lake associations are used to collect biweekly water samples and lake information from May through October. These lake associations are NYSFOLA members. The Department has worked cooperatively with NYSFOLA in the development, implementation and continued operation of the New York CSLAP for the past 25 years.
03/08/2013
C008640 St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Fish Collection in the St. Lawrence River Region

The Department requires the collection of fish samples as part of a comprehensive assessment of environmental contaminants in fish in the St. Lawrence River area of concern. Many of the fish collection sites are located on reservation lands of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT). The SRMT has provided similar fish collection services to the Department in the past. They have experienced staff and the proper equipment to perform the sampling to the quality standards required by the project.
02/11/2013
C008585 Windsor Solutions, Inc. Winsor Solutions, Inc. was awarded a contract with the DEC to consolidate, update and broaden the functionality of several legacy computer systems used to support the management of solid hazardous waste information. A new data system, eSMART (the electronic special assessment, manifest, annual reporting, regulatory fee tracking system) was developed and continues to be expanded to meet business needs through a phased approach to system development. DEC must continue development efforts to accomplish the work envisioned under the current contract which, due to funding obstacles, resource constraints, evolving information technology, and IT Transformation at the state level, have been delayed.

Windsor Solutions, Inc. has been closely involved with the conceptualization, design and implementation of the eSMART system. Windsor Solutions, Inc. has significant and long standing knowledge of DEC's information technology operations and complex information infrastructure, and they have previously worked with the agency to build custom information systems to support several environmental programs.
01/29/2013
C008661 Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Trail Maintenance in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves

The mission of the Adirondack Mountain Club's Trails Program is to promote land stewardship through the development and maintenance of a quality, all-encompassing trail system, while encouraging responsible use of New York State's Forest Preserve, parks and other wild lands and waters. With this mission in mind, ADK has spent thousands of dollars of its own funding to augment State resources. ADK provides the State with a unique ability to leverage private funds through a network of local volunteers.
12/24/2012
C006309 Student Conservation Association The Department will amend and extend contract C006309 in order to continue to fund the following education and conservation programs: the Hudson Valley Program, the Adirondack Park Program, and the Backcountry Stewards Program. The amendment does not add any additional services, but rather provides funding for the programs currently operating under the contract.

SCA is a non-profit organization that the Department has partnered with since 1999. This partnership was most recently formalized under C006309. The contract allows the SCA to provide the Department with student conservation interns at a considerable cost savings.
11/19/2012
C008378 Riverkeeper, Inc. The Contract with the Riverkeeper, Inc. is one of four contracts related to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service toward the completion of the "Forest Infrastructure Tools for Urban Communities" project. Riverkeeper, Inc. will perform the second pilot project which focuses on Newtown Creek in New York City. The second pilot project will employ the same techniques developed under the first pilot project, as well as outreach and education to the surrounding communities.

Riverkeeper is the only local organization in possession of the technical information and organizational structure required to manage such a project.
10/29/2012
C008780 Suffolk County - Department of Health Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review and complaint investigations.
09/28/2012
C004105 Verizon Business DECALS (monthly base operations, maintenance, fulfillment, hosting, supplies & materials, etc.)

Verizon Business is the current service provider. This extension allows DECALS to continue operating until a new competitively bid contract is put in place.
09/21/2012
C008211 Cornell University Pesticides-related water quality monitoring program

The New York State Water Resources Institute of Cornell University has developed a county-wide template for collecting groundwater samples to determine the impact to water quality from pesticide use in New York State. Cornell is uniquely qualified to perform the water quality program due to its association with Cornell Cooperative Extension offices and its excellent working relationship with the County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and County Water Quality Committees.
09/20/2012
C008377 Gaia Institute The Contract with the Gaia Institute is one of four contracts related to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service toward the completion of the "Forest Infrastructure Tools for Urban Communities" project. The Gaia Institute completed the first pilot project, which includes the design and installation of storm water street trees and green spaces in priority areas.

The Gaia Institute began the project, located in the Bronx-area of New York with funding from NYC DEP. The design work funded by NYC DEP is currently 75% complete, and includes the design of enhanced tree pits, including storm chambers. These tree pits are critical to this project. It is in the best interest of the State to retain the Gaia Institute for all technical oversight, monitoring, reporting, and finishing the design work to maintain consistency in approach and reliability of the data.
09/20/2012
C007422 Onondaga Environmental Institute (OEI) Phase 2 and 3 of the Onondaga Lake Dry Weather Bacteria Study

OEI completed Phase 1 of this study. Given the technical and scientific focus of this project, it is critical to maintain continuity of study and data collection methods. The use of another firm for the second and third phase of this project could jeopardize the validity of the results.
09/17/2012
C007835 Cornell University Statewide Angler Survey

Cornell University's HDRU has conducted angler surveys on behalf of the Department for over 35 years. Most recently, they conducted the 2007 statewide survey and have established angler group targets based on that data. Given this extensive experience, the HDRU is best positioned to implement additional smaller but targeted surveys that build on the data gathered during the 2007 survey.
08/06/2012
C008086 Formax, Inc. Perform various electronic data file services pertaining to pesticides sales and use.

Formax has created three secure websites for the Department's use and maintained them for more than a decade. These sites are valuable resources for Department employees. It would cost the Department a considerable amount of money and take several months for another contractor to create similar systems for the Department's use.
07/30/2012
C304626 Town of Babylon Boat Launch Repair

The Town of Babylon ows and operated a boat launch site at is Venetian Shores Park, located in Lindenhurst, NY. The Department's contract will provide partial funding to refurbish decking leading to and surrounding the boat ramp. The Venetian Shores facility boat ramp was in disrepair due to sustained storm damage combined with its 30-year age. The condition of the facility presented a hazard to both boaters and the general public.
07/11/2012
C008102 Cornell University Human Dimensions Research Unit

The Human Dimension Research Unit's research has enabled them to compile comprehensive information on the complicated relationships between people and the management of natural resources. This background serves as the basis for subsequent human dimensions research that the Department would like carried out.
06/27/2012
C008130 Cornell University Lake Ontario Lower Food Web Monitoring

Continuity in the Lake Ontario lower food web monitoring program is imperative, as consistency in data collection, analysis and reporting is critical to the scientific validity of the program. Cornell University's Biological Field Station has been providing these services since 1997.
05/22/2012
C007823 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County Develop, implement , and administer programs (Shooting Range Grants Program and NASP-NY) to enhance hunter safety, education, and satisfaction.

As the sole provider of the New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Program, CCE-SC is uniquely qualified to work with the Department to implement these important programs. Through the Shooting Sports Program, CCE-SC promotes the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment in order to provide participants with "valuable vocational and life-long recreational education." CCE-SC has a network of shooting specialists state-wide that makes CCE-SC uniquely positioned to implement the Shooting Range Grants Program and NASP-NY.
05/07/2012
Awarded Single Source Contracts for State Fiscal Year 2011-2012
Contract Number Contractor Name Description/Why Competition is Not Feasible Contract Award Date
C008371 Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation ALSC services include collection and analytical assessment of lake and stream water chemistry in the waters of the Adirondack Park. The Department will provide in-kind services and support annually in exchange for ALSC's services.

Contracting with ALSC will assure that there are no changes in the data collection or the analytical methods, resulting in the Department's receipt of data that is continuous, consistent and reliable. Such an interruption or change in quality of the database could jeopardize the Department's confidence and ability to use the data set as it relates to the efficacy of the adopted emissions control measures and ongoing work in litigation cases by the NYS Office of the Attorney General against major pollution emitters in both New York State and in neighboring states.
03/29/2012
C007977 Cornell University The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) at Cornell University will provide expertise on diseases in fish and wildlife and assist the Department in developing plans for monitoring and promoting the health and well-being of fish and wildlife.

There are no labs in NY that can provide the broad analytic services of the AHDC. Proximity and time are important, especially when it comes to post-mortem examination. The AHDC is centrally located, allowing for the direct transport of animals/tissue within a relatively short time period.
03/23/2012
C008239 Cornell University Development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) analysis for phosphorous in Upper Black Creek

Cornell's extensive experience in watershed pollutant modeling and the impacts of land use on water quality, as well as the modifications they have made to the Soil and Water Assessment Tool for use with other pollutants, makes them uniquely qualified to conduct this work.
03/20/2012
C006837 Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - Inshore Trawl Survey

The Department is paying a small portion of the overall cost of this project that has been competitively let by ASMFC. ASMFC has agreed to collect money from all partners and pay for the contract with Virginia Institute of Marine Science for this survey.
03/16/2012
C008063 City of Buffalo Niagara River Ecosystem-Based Management Demonstration Project to Rehabilitate Hoyt Lake

Hoyt Lake is located in and owned by the City of Buffalo. The Lake lies within the Niagara River Watershed and is part of the historic Delaware Park. Due to the location and historical significance of the Lake, as well as its present water quality impairment, it is an ideal candidate for an ecosystem-based management demonstration project.
03/02/2012
C007656 Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Fish Pathology and Diagnostic Services

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine has the needed facilities, expert staff and experience required to provide the Department with accurate diagnostic services in response to fish kill investigations. A competitive procurement is not cost effective and no other universities or private entities have this expertise.
02/27/2012
C008223 Watchable Wildlife, Inc. Produce, market, and distribute an updated version of the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide.

Watchable Wildlife, Inc. works with experts in the field to publish the state wildlife viewing guide series, which included profession-grade manuals for many U.S. states and the Caribbean. Watchable Wildlife, Inc. markets and distributes the state wildlife guides on a comprehensive and national level and contributes funding to produce the guides.
01/04/2012
C303452 Town of New Paltz Contract Assignment from the Hudson Valley Regional Council to the Town of New Paltz to implement a Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling grant.

The Town of New Paltz will continue to implement a materials exchange project for rescued reusable materials, such as used and/or surplus arts, education and building materials, from the commercial and residential waste streams under this Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling grant.
12/07/2011
C008087 Windsor Solutions, Inc. Design and implement the Pesticides Database System Strategy, in order to fulfill the requirements of the Pesticide Reporting Law.

Through past work developing custom information system solutions for the Department, Windsor has an extensive and detailed understanding of the Department's existing program specific and enterprise systems, as well as the technical infrastructure underpinning those systems. As a result, Windsor is uniquely qualified to accomplish this essential work and the Department will realize a significant cost savings by contracting with Windsor.
10/16/2011
C006244 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) New York State Invasive Species Database contract extension and rebudget.

The Nature Conservancy is continuing work on an established contract. This exemption allows for the extension of the contract for an additional six months beyond the original 5 year term and rebudgets funds between budget categories to enable TNC to complete the contract scope of work.
10/14/2011
C006758 Windsor Solutions, Inc. Update and enhance components of the Department's Facility Information System (FIS) to support the Department's ongoing participation in the USEPA's National Environmental Information Exchange Network (increase contract amount).

Windsor Solutions was previously awarded a single source contract to provide similar services due to their extensive experience and expertise with the Exchange Network. Windsor also has extensive knowledge of the Department's program operations and information infrastructure.
10/03/2011
C008319 Winter Harbor Brands, Inc. Conduct periodic surveys of the surfclam resource in the Atlantic Ocean to determine the surfclam population biomass, number of individual clams and age structure.

Survey results are used to establish the annual harvest limit for the fishery which is necessary to protect the long-term viability of this important commercial fishery and maximize economic returns to fishermen.The survey must be statistically comparable to previous surveys that were conducted which is best achieved through the use of the same research vessel.
09/30/2011
C304501 Onondaga County Onondaga County Clinton Street CSO Abatement/Storage Facility

Onondaga County is implementing water quality improvement projects in accordance with a Consent Judgment that required the development and implementation of the Onondaga Lake Plan. This project is included in the Plan and is one of the major milestones of the Consent Judgment which required the prevention of wastewater flow to Onondaga Lake during wet weather events.
09/15/2011
C303113 Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB) Contract Assignment from the Town of Manlius to CNYRPDB for the Syracuse Urban Area Inter-Municipal Stormwater Project.

CNYRPDB will continue to assist regulated MS4 communities in the Syracuse Urbanized Area (SUA) with implementation of their MS4 Phase II Stormwater permit requirements. It is essential that the CNYRPDB continue this grant project to help address the continuing stormwater permit conditions and to ensure that the SUA communities are in compliance with their additional regulatory stormwater permit requirements and the future Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan for the Onondaga Lake Watershed.
08/26/2011
C008167 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The NOAA contract will allow the Department to obtain services required to remap Coastal Erosion Hazard Areas, using the Federal Government's Coastal Geospatial Services Contract.

The Coastal Geospatial Services Contract is part of a NOAA program, designed to provide governmental entities with access to geospatial data and tools. This program is a free service of the federal government; NOAA does not charge for its administrative and technical services. The program conducts a large scale procurement that is advertised nationally and generates the cost savings associated with contracting for a large volume of services. It is in New York State's best interest to utilize this federal program, given the cost savings associated with it and the knowledge base provided by NOAA staff.
08/09/2011
C006892 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Administer Long Island Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)

The Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) PRISM is housed in and administered by TNC, a well-established international organization with a mission to preserve biodiversity of plants, animals and natural communities. TNC, through LIISMA, coordinates most invasive species work on Long Island. This existing partnership, combined with a strong network of volunteers and professional associates, is uniquely poised to coordinate and deliver a critical invasive species management program for DEC in this region of the State.
07/28/2011
C007853 United States Geological Survey (USGS) The Department and USGS will work cooperatively to deliver important water quality improvement programs.

For more than 30 years, the Department has worked with USGS to protect and improve water quality in New York State. Created in 1879 by an act of Congress, USGS is the scientific bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Department and USGS annually establish a mutually agreed upon work plan that outlines the specific projects and budgets for work that will be completed during a given year. The annual work plan and budgets are subject to the availability of both state and federal funding. USGS contributes one third of the total cost of each project accomplished under this contract.
07/22/2011
C008080 Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) The Department will contract with NHT for the services of the Great Lakes Ecosystem Based Management Coordinator, in order to fulfill the requirements of the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Act.

As a public benefit corporation, NHT was created to preserve and improve the natural, historic and waterfront resources of New York State. As a result, NHT's mission and organizational structure makes it uniquely qualified to aid the Department in this initiative.
06/20/2011
S008133 David Oestricher, Ph.D. Contract to provide reimbursement for the Ellis Island museum exhibit, Lenape: Ellis Island's First Inhabitants, a Quadricentennial project

Dr. Oestricher has spent more than 30 years studying the Lenape and produced an exhibition that tells the story of the Lenape from their Paleo-Indian predecessors to modern times. Dr. Oestreicher is an independent scholar and is recognized as the leading authority on the Lenape. The Department is unaware of any other exhibit that could have provided this Native American perspective to the Quadricentennial celebration.
05/10/2011
Awarded Single Source Contracts for State Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Contract Number Contractor Name Description/Why Competition is Not Feasible Contract Award Date
C007397 Riveredge Associates, LLC St. Lawrence River Common Tern Management

Riveredge Associates will continue to provide services required to research, manage and monitor the common tern in the St. Lawrence River through the 2012 field season.The tern population in the St. Lawrence nests on artificial structures which require the annual replacement of nesting substrate. Riveredge Associates has specialized knowledge, expertise and equipment and can quickly respond due to their proximity to the area. Competition is not feasible due to the time and cost that would be required for another contractor to match the resources currently available through Riveredge Associates.
03/29/2011
C303737 Onondaga County Onondaga County Harbor Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Conveyance Project

Onondaga County is implementing water quality improvement projects in accordance with a Consent Judgment that required the development and implementation of the Onondaga Lake Plan. This project is included in the Plan and is one of the major milestones of the Consent Judgment which required the elimination of sewer overflow points along Harbor Brook.
03/03/2011
C007723 Cornell University Research conducted by the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CFWRU)

This contract provides base support and funding for research that will be conducted by the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CFWRU) which is housed at Cornell University. This research will address current and critical fish and wildlife management issues that the DEC does not the scientific expertise to address.
02/15/2011
C007502 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Short Term Contract for Administration of the NY Natural Heritage Program through 03/31/11

TNC has administered the NY Natural Heritage Program for the past 20 years. In addition, TNC performs this work for all the states included in the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Region 5, of which DEC is a part. This short term contract is necessary to continue work through the end of this fiscal year. The Department will competitively procure a replacement contract for these services.
01/20/2011
C006918 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Administer St. Lawrence - Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)

SLELO is a partnership of government entities, non-profit organizations and private entities that collaboratively manage invasive species management. TNC established this partnership in 2004 to protect the natural and cultural integrity of aquatic and terrestrial areas through region-wide coordination of invasive species monitoring and management in the St. Lawrence and Eastern Lake Ontario region.This existing partnership is uniquely qualified to coordinate and deliver invasive species management activities for DEC in this region of the state.
01/13/2011
C007833 Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Coordinate the development and implementation of a regional Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) action plan for the ocean region of New York State.

ASMFC was formed by the 15 Atlantic coastal states to coordinate the conservation and management of near-shore fishery resources, focusing on responsible stewardship through cooperation, coordination and active involvement from member states and stakeholders. ASMFC has the ability to incorporate EBM approaches and socioeconomic concerns with the active involvement of many coastal states and stakeholder groups, and is uniquely situated to coordinate the development of an EBM action plan for NYS's Atlantic coastal areas.
12/30/2010
C007848 City of Rye Provide partial reimbursement to the City of Rye for the acquisition of the Bird Homestead property.

There is no opportunity for competitive bidding in this instance since the City is the owner of the property, and will retain ownership and manage/maintain the property.
12/23/2010
C007666 Cornell University Conduct warmwater fisheries research to support management strategies for Oneida and Canadarago Lakes.

Scientists from Cornell University have been the primary researchers involved in fish population and fisheries research in Oneida Lake since 1956 and in Canadarago Lake since the 1980s. As such, they have unique, specialized knowledge of these systems and have also maintained long-term databases for both lakes.
12/23/2010
C005875 Windsor Solutions, Inc. Amend and extend existing contract to include the development of the eWaste information system. The system is required by the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which mandates the Department to track and monitor the collection, handling and recycling of electronic equipment.

In 2006, the Department entered into a contract (C005875) with Windsor Solutions, Inc. to consolidate, update and broaden the functionality of several information systems used to support the Solid and Hazardous Materials program areas. The resulting system, eSMART, is currently in its third phase of a four-phase development plan. By utilizing the existing Contract, the Department will maximize limited resources and minimize the considerable costs associated with developing and maintaining multiple data management systems. (Extension will be to 12/31/12)
12/14/2010
C303233 Town of Oyster Bay Remediate a plume of contaminated groundwater emanating from the Claremont Polychemical site.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Old Bethpage Landfill site dated March 1988, which required the extraction and treatment of a contaminated groundwater plume identified as resulting from the disposal of hazardous substances at the Claremont Polychemical site. The Town of Oyster Bay subsequently constructed a groundwater extraction well system and associated water treatment facility in the vicinity of the Old Bethpage Landfill site. The Department has determined that the extraction and treatment system will need to operate for at least the next ten years, and entering into a contract with the Town of Oyster Bay would be the most cost effective manner to achieve this goal.
12/14/2010
C006469 Cornell Cooperative Extension Develop a comprehensive outreach and education program for invasive species to support, develop and coordinate the efforts of 8 statewide Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species (PRISMs)

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has a well-established educational outreach infrastructure and the existing capacity and expertise to develop this program. Competition is not feasible because CCE, through their existing outreach and extension networks, is able to readily engage diverse stakeholders and reach a diverse audience effectively and efficiently, at significant cost savings to the State.
10/22/2010
C007280 Cornell University Study of habitat use, outmigration and spawning of Lake Sturgeon in Oneida Lake, designed to provide additional information regarding Lake Sturgeon dynamics.

Scientists at the Cornell University Biological Field Station (CBFS) at Shackleton Point on the shore of Oneida Lake are in a unique position to carry out the requirements of this study. CBFS has been involved in stocking efforts since 1995 and has been annually monitoring the sturgeon population in the lake through gill netting surveys and data assessments. Any other contractor would have to request access to Cornell University's facilities and data in order to complete the study requirements. Competition is not feasible due to the professional expertise, infrastructure and continuity provided by Cornell which is critical to the completion of this project.
10/15/2010
C304230 The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. Quadricentennial Education and Outreach on the Hudson River. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., incorporated lessons and information about the Quadricentennial into its educational programming, including sails from New York City to Albany as part of key Quadricentennial celebrations. The project included youth leadership programs combined with outdoor, experiential environmental education and green job training.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a nonprofit, member-supported corporation that reaches more than 15,000 people each year through public sails on the Hudson River aboard the iconic sloop Clearwater. Since many Quadricentennial events were focused upon the Hudson River, the sloop Clearwater was uniquely situated to conduct educational outreach related to the Quadricentennial and contribute to celebrations, including River Day.
10/12/2010
C007687 Cornell University - Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Biodiversity Program for the Hudson River Estuary

DEC has worked with DNR on the Biodiversity Program since 1996. At that time, biodiversity was a relatively new concept and DNR, as the State's statutory college specializing in research, training, outreach and extension activities, was selected to partner with DEC to accomplish this new and important program. The work completed during the last 13 years has provided a unique foundation for continued work.
09/28/2010
C007477 Cornell University - Water Resources Institute (WRI) Watershed Conservation Program for the Hudson River Estuary

The Water Resources Institute (WRI) at Cornell University was established by an act of the New York State Legislature in 1987 to meet the State's need for research, water protection and educational programs. As such, Cornell WRI possesses the unique ability to access scientific and technical resources that are relevant to New York State's water management needs. Through a partnership with WRI, the Department will continue a watershed conservation program for the Hudson River.
09/24/2010
C007399 Erie County Health Department Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the DEC with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review and complaint investigations.
08/24/2010
C007801 Village of Westfield Fish Passage Project on Chautauqua Creek

DEC will enter into a contract with the Village in order to build a fish passage to restore movement of fish in Chautauqua Creek, a major tributary of Lake Erie. This project will be undertaken by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Village owns two dams on the Creek which currently block the passage of fish from the creek to high quality habitat 10 miles upstream. DEC will provide the non-federal local share to the Village for this project.
08/19/2010
C007425 Rockland County Health Department Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review and complaint investigations.
06/16/2010
C007393 Albany County Health Department Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review and complaint investigations.
06/16/2010
C007299 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Migratory Shorebird Foraging and Horseshoe Crab Spawning Surveys for the NYS Marine District. This research is central to the proper management of migratory shorebirds that depend upon horseshoe crab eggs as a food source

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) is a partner in horseshoe crab research conducted by the US Geological Survey along the Atlantic coast and has developed an extensive volunteer network for marine projects around Long Island. This project will build upon a LI horseshoe crab survey conducted by the CCE from 2005 to 2008. Without the technical expertise and volunteer network of CCE, DEC would not be able to carry out this work in a cost effective manner and could lose federal funding for this purpose; therefore, competition is not feasible.
06/10/2010
C006028 The Eastern New York Chapter of the Nature Conservancy (TNC) Amendment to an existing contract to expand a habitat viability project. The amendment will include three additional species of greatest conservation need from the State's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

DEC contracted with TNC to develop monitoring protocols to determine viability of Karner Blue Butterfly habitat. This amendment will provide TNC with funding to expand the scope of work to include 3 additional invertebrate species of greatest conservation need. TNC has established the field monitoring and analysis protocols essential to this work. Continuing to contract with TNC will ensure data quality and consistency and will be more cost-effective than utilizing a new contractor to complete this federally-required study.
06/03/2010
C007575 NYSERDA Administration of NYS Clean Diesel Grant Program

NYSERDA is uniquely qualified to manage the Clean Diesel grant program. The Department's scope of work for this program accomplishes the same goals and objectives of the NYS Clean Air School Bus Program (CASBP), also administered by NYSERDA. Contracting with NYSERDA for this work is cost-effective; NYSERDA does not charge any administrative costs to the Department and also contributes the required federal match of 40%.
04/08/2010
Awarded Single Source Contracts for State Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Contract Number Contractor Name Description/Why Competition is Not Feasible Contract Award Date
C007711 New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR) Program

NEIWPCC will provide the Department with program coordination and the delivery of services for the HRNERR Program. NEIWPCC is a not-for-profit interstate agency that was established to coordinate the water pollution control activities of its members, the New England states and New York. NEIWPCC's mission, goals and organizational framework are consistent with those of the Department and is therefore cost effective. Also, NEIWPCC does not have a regulatory component in its operations that would cause conflicts, unlike other interstate commissions that were considered.
03/31/2010
C007540 URS Corporation - New York Engineering Services for the Meeker Avenue Plume Trackdown Project

A chlorinated solvent plume was discovered in the Greenpoint and East Williamsburg communities of Brooklyn, New York (known as the Meeker Avenue Plume). URS has been performing an investigation of the plume since early 2007 under an existing standby engineering contract with the Department. Given its background and familiarity with the project, URS would best be able to continue work at the site in a timely, cost-effective manner.
03/31/2010
C007476 New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) Hudson River Estuary Program Support

NEIWPCC will provide the Department with program coordination and the delivery of services for the Hudson River Estuary Program. NEIWPCC is a not-for-profit interstate agency that was established to coordinate the water pollution control activities of its members, the New England states and New York. NEIWPCC's mission, goals and organizational framework are consistent with those of the Department and is therefore cost effective. Also, NEIWPCC does not have a regulatory component in its operations that would cause conflicts, unlike other interstate commissions that were considered.
03/29/2010
C007555 Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Retrofit Transit Buses with Diesel Particulate Filters

The NYS Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2006 (DERA) requires the use of best available retrofit technology in State-owned heavy duty diesel vehicles by 12/31/10. This contract will provide federal stimulus grant funding to help install retrofit technology on an estimated 35 diesel buses. Each transit authority that has not yet complied with DERA is receiving funding based upon the number of buses in need of retrofits and the severity of air quality impairment in the region.
03/15/2010
C007201 NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife Delaware River Adult American Shad Population Hydroacoustics Study

The Delaware River Basin Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative is an organization comprised of fish and wildlife resource agencies from the four basin states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York) and the federal government working together to cooperatively manage living resources of interstate significance and their habitats in the Delaware River watershed. This contract with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJDFW) will provide New York's share (10%) of the total cost of monitoring efforts in the Delaware River American Shad fishery. NJDFW is administering funds for the Cooperative; therefore, competition is not feasible.
03/09/2010
C007556 Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Retrofit Transit Buses with Diesel Particulate Filters

The NYS Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2006 (DERA) requires the use of best available retrofit technology in State-owned heavy duty diesel vehicles by 12/31/10. This contract will provide federal stimulus grant funding to help install retrofit technology on an estimated 56 diesel buses. Each transit authority that has not yet complied with DERA is receiving funding based upon the number of buses in need of retrofits and the severity of air quality impairment in the region.
02/23/2010
C007738 US Geological Survey (USGS) Stream Gauging and Special Projects (ARRA Funding)

USGS will undertake gauging, monitoring and special studies for certain water resources. The Department has cooperatively conducted this work via annual work plans with USGS for the past 30 years. USGS provides state and local governments with oversight, operation and maintenance of water flow gauges across the country, providing accurate, unbiased data on water resources to federal, state and local decision makers. Consistent, accurate data is critical for legal defensibility and the protection of public health. Competition is not feasible due to the extensive experience and network of operations that USGS provides in a cost-effective manner.
02/05/2010
C007602 WNET.ORG Produce and broadcast two educational documentaries. The documentaries will focus on the environmental issues confronting the citizens of metropolitan New York and Long Island.

The enacted budget for State Fiscal Year 2008-2009 included an appropriation for a public education and outreach campaign for waste prevention, recycling and the disposal of electronic waste, including $345,000 for the production and public television broadcast of two pilot programs focused on environmental issues confronting the citizens of metropolitan New York and Long Island, and the development of related web-based educational materials for schools and the general public pertaining to the State's environmental policy. The most effective means to achieve these public education goals is through the production and broadcast of educational programs dedicated to these important issues through public television outlets in these markets. WNET.ORG is the only public television outlet in these markets.
01/07/2010
C007552 Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Retrofit Transit Buses with Diesel Particulate Filters

The NYS Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2006 (DERA) requires the use of best available retrofit technology in State-owned heavy duty diesel vehicles by 12/31/10. This contract will provide federal stimulus grant funding to help install retrofit technology on an estimated 37 diesel buses Each transit authority that has not yet complied with DERA is receiving funding based upon the number of buses in need of retrofits and the severity of air quality impairment in the region.
12/28/2009
C007553 Central New York Regional Transportation Authority Retrofit Transit Buses with Diesel Particulate Filters

The NYS Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2006 (DERA) requires the use of best available retrofit technology in State-owned heavy duty diesel vehicles by 12/31/10. This contract will provide federal stimulus grant funding to help install retrofit technology on an estimated 37 diesel buses. Each transit authority that has not yet complied with DERA is receiving funding based upon the number of buses in need of retrofits and the severity of air quality impairment in the region.
12/04/2009
C007394 Niagara County Health Department Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review, and complaint investigations. A contract with a non-governmental entity is not provided for in law; therefore a competitive procurement is not feasible.
11/09/2009
C007426 Putnam County Health Department Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review and complaint investigations. A contract with a non-governmental entity is not provided for in law; therefore a competitive procurement is not feasible.
11/09/2009
C304071 Westchester County Department of Health Well Water Testing in Town of Bedford - sampling and testing of private water supply wells

DEC requires sampling and testing of private water supply wells potentially impacted by two contaminated sites in the Town of Bedford. The Westchester County Department of Health has the primary responsibility to determine which homes should be sampled and to request the installation of treatment systems for specific homes or connection to a public water supply based upon sampling data; therefore, competition is not feasible.
11/06/2009
C007427 Westchester County Health Department Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review and complaint investigations. A contract with a non-governmental entity is not provided for in law; therefore a competitive procurement is not feasible.
11/06/2009
C007576 Gordian Group Amendment/Extension of existing consulting contract for JOC system administration

Extend competitively procured contract for approximately 2 additional years to allow DEC to continue to utilize the Job Order Contracting price book and associated service components. DEC manages several Job Order Contracts (JOC) which allow DEC to quickly accomplish construction -related work. Competition is not feasible since this price book contract extension is required to continue using the JOC awards while a new competitive procurement is conducted.
10/27/2009
C302982 Riverkeeper, Inc. Leaf Pack Network Program

Extend competitively procured contract for 2 additional years to allow Riverkeeper to continue the Leaf Pack Network Program, a program that works with teachers and students to educate children about the environment. DEC is tasked, through the Safe Drinking Water Act Grant, with the delivery of an educational program within the boundaries of the New York City Watershed. Riverkeeper has the infrastructure, local contacts and direct experience to continue to successfully deliver this program; therefore, competition is not feasible.
10/08/2009
T007416 Cattaraugus County Health Department Delegation of Water Quality Program functions

NYS Environmental Conservation Law provides the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation with the ability to delegate certain duties and functions to appropriate governmental entities. This contract delegates certain tasks to the County Health Department related to water quality programs, including septic tank approval, inspection programs, plan and specification review and complaint investigations. A contract with a non-governmental entity is not provided for in law; therefore a competitive procurement is not feasible.
10/02/2009
C304109 Town of Poestenkill Provide partial reimbursement for the establishment of a new water district due to a petroleum spill

The State will provide partial reimbursement to the Town for the establishment of a water district and provision of public water to certain residences whose water supply wells have been impacted by a petroleum spill. Competition is not feasible since this contract is the means for providing a grant from the Environmental Protection and Oil Spill Compensation Fund to the Town to reimburse a portion of the associated costs.
08/28/2009
0011127 Village of Hoosick Falls Maintenance & Operation of the Hoosick Falls Flood Control Project

The Village of Hoosick Falls will perform routine maintenance, regular safety monitoring and emergency operation of DEC's Hoosick Falls Flood Protection project. Competition is not feasible since the Village crews are trained to respond to high water events, are on-site and can respond quickly and have performed these services well for many years.
08/21/2009
C007109 Cornell University To develop the technical assistance components of a new initiative; the Agricultural Plastic Recovery Program

Cornell University/Environmental Risk Analysis Program (ERAP) will develop the technical assistance components of an Agricultural Plastics Recovery program. ERAP has been working on agricultural plastics issue since 2002 and through its relationship with both Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts, has a unique ability to implement the Department's initiative. A competitive solicitation is not feasible due to the time and effort that would be required to develop a comparable program with another entity, which would be inefficient and costly.
08/13/2009
CMS730E CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Support and enhance DEC's Financial Management Information System (FMIS)

CGI has worked with the Department since 2002 to implement, upgrade and customize its FMIS. This contract will upgrade and enhance the existing system by adding Oracle modules, including a customized revenue solution. Competition is not feasible due to the additional cost associated with the time and resources required to bring another contractor to a comparable/necessary level of knowledge and understanding of this complex system and the Department's needs and procedures.
07/03/2009
C304065 Thirteen/WNET Quadricentennial Documentary - Dutch New York

Provide partial funding to documentary on colonial Dutch settlers in support of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission's Final Draft Strategic Plan to increase awareness of NY's significance in the nation's history and promote the Quadricentennial. State funding is supporting a project that is already underway; therefore, a competitive solicitation is not feasible.
05/13/2009
C304066 Mountain Lake PBS Quadricentennial Documentary - Dead Reckoning-Champlain in America

Provide partial funding to documentary on Samuel de Champlain in support of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission's Final Draft Strategic Plan to increase awareness of NY's significance in the nation's history and promote the Quadricentennial. State funding is supporting a project that is already underway; therefore, a competitive solicitation is not feasible.
05/12/2009
C303753 Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Resource Agencies, Inc. NYS Share (4%) of annual federal State Wildlife Grant allocation for Northeast Wildlife Teamwork Strategy

The Northeast Wildlife Teamwork Strategy develops, coordinates and implements conservation actions that are regional/sub-regional in nature and builds upon existing regional initiatives to help implement each member's Wildlife Conservation Action Plan. All states in the northeast have agreed to contribute 4% of their annual federal State Wildlife Grant allocation to this initiative. A contract with any other vendor would not be applicable; therefore competition is not feasible.
04/24/2009
Awarded Single Source Contracts for State Fiscal Year 2008-2009
Contract Number Contractor Name Description/Why Competition is Not Feasible Contract Award Date
C007308
Cummins Northeast, Inc. Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for Heavy Duty Vehicles

Cummins Northeast will install diesel retrofit devices on the Department's heavy duty vehicles for the reduction of particulate matter emissions. Cummins Northeast is the sole supplier of the devices that the Department has determined to be the best available which fit the vehicles' applications; therefore, a competitive solicitation is not feasible.
03/25/2009
C004480 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Financial administration of Biodiversity Research Institute funds - contract time extension

An extension to this contract is necessary to continue the services of TNC during the transition of Biodiversity Research Institute program oversight from DEC to the State Department of Education. The contract extension is limited to the time necessary to transfer responsibilities; therefore, competition is not feasible.
03/25/2009
C304014 New Netherland Museum Quadricentennial - refurbish the ship Half Moon

Provide grant funding to New Netherland Museum for refurbishment of the replica ship Half Moon in support of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission's Final Draft Strategic Plan to increase awareness of NY's significance in the nation's history and promote the Quadricentennial. The Half Moon will re-create the 1609 voyage of Henry Hudson and is the only replica of the Dutch East India Company ship; therefore, competition is not feasible.
02/17/2009
C006473 Venison Donation Coalition, Inc. Venison Donation Program

Through the Venison Donation Coalition, DEC will reimburse processors for the cost of preparing, packaging, labeling and freezing donated venison for the eventual distribution via regional food banks to persons in need. The Coalition has been involved with the program since its inception in 2000 and is the only non-profit organization that has consistently demonstrated the technical and financial abilities necessary to manage this statewide humanitarian program; therefore, competition is not feasible.
12/10/2008
C006787 Columbia University Sediment Core Dating

Columbia University, under two previous contracts with DEC, collected sediment cores from the Hudson River Estuary and created sub-bottom acoustic profiles showing the geometry of sediment layers on the Estuary floor. These cores have been archived. Columbia University is uniquely qualified to analyze the sediment cores and interpret the results for use in refining the profiles due to their past experience and access to the cores and associated data. Competition is not feasible due to the amount of time and cost required for another entity to obtain the data and reach a comparable level of expertise.
11/17/2008
C006428 Cornell University NYS Invasive Species Clearinghouse - NY Sea Grant

NY Sea Grant previously developed the National Invasive Species Clearinghouse and has the expertise and a strong academic/professional network required to efficiently build and deliver a high quality invasive species program, including personnel dedicated to effectively delivering education and outreach to stakeholders. A competitive solicitation would be an inefficient use of state resources since a contractor would have to spend considerable time to reach a comparable level of competence, at greater overall cost.
09/22/2008
C006545 Cornell University Invasive Species Research Institute

Cornell University is currently conducting numerous scientific investigations of invasive species, including the development of biological controls as a management response and is performing testing necessary to satisfy federal rules. Through its existing network of organizational relationships, Cornell can readily facilitate the collaboration and coordination required for this endeavor. A competitive solicitation is not feasible due to the efficiency and cost savings that the Department will recognize due to Cornell's existing infrastructure and research networks.
09/11/2008
C006962 Earthsoft, Inc. Acquire and implement EQuIS to serve as an Environmental Information Management System for DEC

Earthsoft is uniquely qualified to implement and customize the EQuIS application and database and has the expertise and experience necessary to cost-effectively meet DEC's needs for a system to support the collection, management and analysis of DEC's environmental sampling data in a consistent manner. Competition is not feasible due to the additional cost associated with the time and resources required to bring another contractor to a comparable level of competence.
09/09/2008
C006468 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Invasive Species Regional Partnership (Adirondacks)

The Adirondack Nature Conservancy, a chapter of TNC, is already delivering a Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) in the Adirondack region and is therefore the most cost effective and efficient means to provide core services for DEC to promote cooperative efforts to manage invasive species in the Adirondacks through an integrated approach; therefore, competition is not feasible.
08/22/2008
C006976 NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP)

Section 507 of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 mandates that states must establish a Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance program. EFC, a state public benefit corporation, assists industry, local governments and state agencies to implement environmental projects and programs to reduce wastes and comply with federal and State regulations and is in a better position to provide technical assistance to the businesses that DEC regulates. Competition is not feasible due to the efficiency, cost effectiveness and extensive experience of EFC.
08/14/2008
C006832 Winter Harbor Brands, Inc. Survey of surf clams in NYS waters of the Atlantic Ocean

DEC must lease an ocean-going vessel in order to conduct a surfclam assessment as part of its surfclam management program. The vessel provided by Winter Harbor Brands, Inc. is appropriately rigged and was used for previous assessments. Competition is not feasible due to the need for survey continuity and the additional cost of appropriately rigging another vessel.
08/12/2008
C006380 Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, Inc. Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Program

The Riverhead Foundation previously contracted with DEC, as the result of a competitive procurement, to deliver the Marine Mammal Stranding program to annually collect biological information for beached whales, seals, dolphins and sea turtles and rehabilitate stressed or injured mammals. Competition is not feasible due to the professional expertise, infrastructure (including lab facilities) and continuity provided by the Foundation which is critical to the continuation of this program.
08/08/2008
CMS183C TMA Systems Support and maintenance of DEC Maintenance Management System

DEC previously contracted with TMA Systems, LLC, for software and implementation of its Maintenance Management System (MMS) which is used to track DEC's facilities, infrastructure assets, buildings, vehicles and motorized equipment. TMA is the only contractor that can provide the technical support, maintenance, upgrades and revisions to the MMS due to the proprietary nature of the software; therefore, competition is not feasible.
08/06/2008
CMS673C DynTek Services, Inc. Novell Network Upgrade

DynTek will provide the services of a highly skilled Novell specialist to upgrade the Department's Novell NetWare environment, which is no longer supported by the Vendor. Dyntek worked extensively on the design, implementation and maintenance of this system. Competition is not feasible due to the additional cost associated with the time and resources required to bring another contractor to a comparable/necessary level of knowledge and understanding of this complex environment.
07/30/2008
C006598 Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Perform maintenance on trails located in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves

ADK will assist DEC with trail work that must be performed on state-owned land to allow for safe recreational use. ADK provides cost-effective services through both seasonal employees and volunteers. ADK also shares DEC's mission of promoting land stewardship through the development and maintenance of a quality trail system while encouraging responsible use of NYS's Forest Preserve, parks and other wild lands and waters. A competitive solicitation would be an inefficient use of State resources due to the amount of additional trail development and maintenance work that is leveraged through ADK due to its complimentary mission.
07/23/2008