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Approved State Contracts and Payments

In January, the Office of the State Comptroller approved 1,575 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $1.6 billion and approved nearly 2.9 million payments worth nearly $9.9 billion. The office rejected 157 contracts and related transactions valued at $500 million and more than 1,300 payments valued at more than $3.7 million, primarily due to errors, improprieties, or lack of documentation. More information on these contracts and payments is available at www.openbooknewyork.com.


Division of the Budget

  • $21 million with McKinsey & Company, Inc. for management consulting services.

Central New York Developmental Disabilities Service Office

  • $31.1 million for three contracts for transportation services, including $21.3 million with Empire DM, Inc., $8.5 million with Blueline Commuter, Inc., and $1.3 million with Going Places Transportation.

Office of Court Administration

  • $4.5 million with Service Education, Inc. for case management system software.

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

  • $3.3 million grant to American Red Cross for blood services.

Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation

  • $4.1 million with National Lawn Sprinklers, Inc. for Championship Golf Course North irrigation pond reconstruction, Rockland State Park, Rockland County.
  • $618,000 with Golf Compete, Inc. for a statewide golf reservation management system.

Division of State Police

  • $903,000 with Stratton Hats, Inc. for uniform hats.
  • $810,000 lease with the town of Lockport for State Police barracks.

New York State Thruway Authority

  • $14 million with Montesano Bros., Inc., for electronic toll conversion at the Harriman Toll Plaza, Orange County.
  • $159,000 with Union Concrete and Construction Corporation for bridge washing at the South Grand Island Bridges, Erie County.
  • $1.00 with Essex County for used concrete deck panels from the Tappan Zee Bridge reconstruction in Rockland and Westchester counties.

Department of Transportation

  • $52 million for four 49-year leases with Stratosphere Development Co. LLC to develop property at Republic Airport, town of Babylon, Suffolk County.
  • $14.7 million to National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) for equipment and capital expenses for intercity passenger service.
  • $9.7 million to the city of Rochester for reconstruction of the Route 94 Inner Loop, East.
  • $8.5 million with Fugro USA Land, Inc. for pavement condition and data collection services.


Tax Refunds

  • $108 million for 52,000 personal income tax refunds.
  • $354.4 million for 20,000 corporate and other refunds.
  • $133.9 million for 831,000 property tax freeze credits.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

  • $3.7 million for the Chemical Dependency Services Program, including $2.5 million to Argus Community, Inc. and $1.2 million to Horizon Village, Inc.

Department of Civil Service

  • $27.3 million to Beacon Health Options, Inc. for the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP), Mental Health & Substance Abuse services.

Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

  • $2.1 million to Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority to supply water to the Livingston and Groveland Correctional Facilities.

State Education Department

  • $1.4 million to Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Erie County to manage the student and educator data repository.

Empire State Development Corporation

  • $15.1 million to Genesee County Industrial Development Agency for land acquisition and engineering services for the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park.
  • $12.5 million to Tappan Zee Constructors LLC for the New NY Bridge Project.
  • $5.9 million to Economic Development Growth Enterprises (Mohawk Valley EDGE) for site relocation and infrastructure improvements at the Marcy Nanocenter.
  • $5 million to Edison Welding Institute to operate the Buffalo Manufacturing Works.
  • $3 million to Buffalo Urban Development Corporation for remediation and redevelopment of land within the Northland Avenue Belt Line Corridor.
  • $2 million to High Tech Rochester, Inc. for administration and support services for the Photonics Venture Challenge.

Gaming Commission

  • $5.5 million to 18 local governments for Tioga Downs, Rivers and Del Lago casinos for gaming revenue distributions.
  • $2 million to seven local governments for tribal compact payments.

Office of General Services

  • $17.2 million for hourly-based IT services, including $3.7 million to IIT, Inc., $3.2 million to Knowledge Builders, Inc., and $1.8 million to Software People, Inc.
  • $3.5 million to HBP Joint Venture to design and build the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center.
  • $1.9 million to O'Connell Electric Company, Inc. to upgrade the electric distribution system at the Willard Drug Treatment Center.

Department of Health

  • $51 million to Maximus, Inc. to assist with the state's Health Benefit Exchange, including insurance enrollment and call center operations.
  • $18 million to Cortland Regional Medical Center for the Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Program.
  • $2.3 million to Roswell Park Cancer Institute for a cancer surveillance, education, and control initiative.
  • $1.7 million to Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. for pediatric vaccines.

Department of Homeland Security

  • $21 million for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), including $19 million to New York City and $2 million to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • $4.8 million for grants from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, including $2.8 million to Northern Westchester Hospital Association and $2 million to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

NYS Legislature - Assembly

  • $82,500 to Rossein Associates for outside counsel related to sexual harassment policy development and investigations.
  • $2,400 to Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP for outside counsel for independent investigations of sexual harassment.

NYS Legislature - Senate

  • $7,800 to Defio Kean PLLC for anti-harassment policy review.

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

  • $3.7 million to Peter Scalamandre & Sons, Inc. for Phase 2 of the East Mall Market & Site Project at Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County.
  • $1.2 million to The Wesson Group, LLC for a park-wide sewer system at Hamlin Beach State Park in Monroe County.
  • $1 million to Weeks Marine, Inc. for bulkhead and esplanade reconstruction at Roberto Clemente State Park in Bronx County.

State University of New York

  • $197,000 to Kelley Drye and Warren LLP to provide legal services for SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

State University of New York Construction Fund

  • $1.7 million to LP Ciminelli, Inc., for construction and renovation services for the University at Buffalo, including $1.6 million for the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and $110,000 for Hayes Hall.

Department of Transportation

  • $8.7 million to Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc. to reconstruct Exit 131 at the intersection of Routes 17 and 32 in Orange County.
  • $7.4 million to Skanska Koch, Inc. for steel repairs on the Gowanus Expressway in Kings County.
  • $5.6 million to Skanska-Kiewit-ECCO III JV to replace the Kosciuszko Bridge over Newtown Creek from Brooklyn to Queens.
  • $4.3 million to ECCO III Enterprises, Inc. for The Kew Gardens Interchange project in Queens County.
  • $3.7 million to Intercounty Paving Associates LLC for pavement preservation in Kings, Queens, Richmond, & Bronx counties.
  • $3.1 million to Lancaster Development and Tully Construction Co. LLC for reconstruction of the I-81 and NY 17 Interchange in Broome County.
  • $2.7 million to El Sol Contracting ES II Enterprises JV for bridge repairs on the Gowanus Expressway in Kings County.
  • $2.1 million to Granite Construction Northeast, Inc. for replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge in Kings County.
  • $2.1 million to Tully Construction Co, Inc. for bridge rehabilitation on the Major Deegan Expressway.

Unified Court System

  • $11 million to The Legal Aid Society for attorneys for children.

Workers' Compensation Board

  • $1 million to New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. for scanning workers' compensation paperwork.


The Comptroller's rejection of more than 1,300 payments valued at more than $3.7 million included tax refunds valued at more than $40,000. The Comptroller's auditors also recovered more than $123,000 from vendors owing debts to the state, and held payments of more than $141,000 pending resolution of disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors.

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