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Procurement and Funding Opportunities

A list of current OASAS opportunities plus information and resources on doing business with New York State
Procurement and Funding Opportunities
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Overview

OASAS provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, local governmental units, and other businesses to support a comprehensive system of addiction services for all New Yorkers. The competitive procurement process enables OASAS to combat addiction at the local level by supporting new programs and expanding existing services for substance use disorders and compulsive gambling.

OASAS procures for a number of goods and services, including but not limited to: 

  • Substance Use Disorder services and programs; 
  • OASAS Addiction Treatment Center supplies and equipment;
  • Office services, supplies, and equipment;
  • Information technology services, systems, and equipment and;
  • Telecommunications equipment and services.

Current Opportunities

As necessary, bids are requested to address the programmatic and operational needs of the agency.

 

Opportunity
Due Date
Primary Prevention Infrastructure
November 12, 2021
Pre-Admission Process for Residential Services for Adolescents
November 15, 2021 
Recovery Tax Credit Program 
January 15, 2022
Independent Monitor
NONE

 


Recent federal legislation– the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act– provides supplemental funding for states to support substance use disorder services via expansions to the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Medicaid programs. 

Forms

Standard forms and appendices are required when responding to solicitations or during contract negotiations. The form(s) required for a particular procurement will be outlined within that procurement. Pre-qualification applications, e-payment authorization, and Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SVDOB) waivers are also available here. 
 

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Bidder Information and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Not-for-profit organizations must pre-qualify to do business with New York State prior to applying for any State grants. Vendors are responsible for maintaining an active pre-qualification status. To pre-qualify: Register with the Grants Gateway, complete an online application, and upload organizational documents.
     
  • All vendors are required to complete Vendor Responsibility Questionnaires with the New York State Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), prior to the execution of a contract.
     
  • Quarterly reporting of Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and Service-Veteran-Disabled Owned Business (SVDOB) utilization of certified subcontractors or suppliers are required for some contracts. Reporting templates and instructions can be found under Forms.
    • The threshold for reporting is $100,000 or more for construction contracts and $25,000 or more for service and commodity contracts.
       
  • Vendors are encouraged to sign up for paperless payments (e-payments). Enrolling is easy, and New York State can begin processing electronic payments to you within two days.
     

Resources

Self Service

  • Check the status of recent transactions with New York State, including invoicing, purchase orders, and payments by visiting the Office of the State Comptroller's Vendor Self Service Portal.

M/WBE and SDVOB

OASAS is committed to promoting procurement opportunities for Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB). 

Utilization Plans identifying M/WBE and SDVOB subcontractor and supplier participation for the contract are required and reviewed prior to award of the contract.


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All vendors must comply with the Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) provisions in NYS Executive Law Article 15-A, which ensures that all individuals are afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status, and NYS Executive Order #162, which ensures pay equity by State contractors. 

Minority and Women Owned Businesses

The participation goals below reflect OASAS' commitment to minimizing obstacles/maximizing opportunities for Minority and Women's Business Enterprises. 


Agency Goals for M/WBE Utilization 

Minority-Owned Business Participation

10%

Women-Owned Business Participation

20%

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    MWBE Utilization Plan and Waivers

    List of current approved OASAS contracts for the current Fiscal Year and proposed MWBE subcontractors/suppliers for each OASAS contract. Contracts for which the MWBE goal requirements have been waived are also noted.

     

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Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

The participation goals below reflect OASAS' commitment to minimizing obstacles/maximizing opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses. 


Agency Goals for SVDOB Utilization 

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Participation

6%

 

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    SDVOB Utilization Plan and Waivers

    List of current approved OASAS contracts for the current State Fiscal Year and proposed SDVOB subcontractors/suppliers for each OASAS contract.  Contracts for which the SDVOB goal requirements have been waived are also noted.

     

    Download

Grants

Recent federal legislation– the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act– provide supplemental funding for states to support substance use disorder services via expansions to the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Medicaid programs. 
 
We are working with community stakeholders to identify opportunities for these funds to address any unmet prevention, treatment, and recovery needs for people living with or at risk of substance use disorders and provide funding opportunities.
 
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The OASAS 2022-2023 Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan for funding under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Block Grant funding is available for review and comment. The assessment and plan outlines the use of SAMHSA’s Block Grant Funds for New York State. Block grant funding is a noncompetitive, formula grant mandated by the U.S. Congress. Eligible entities must submit an annual application to demonstrate statutory and regulatory compliance in order to receive the formula-based funding.

Use the link and access codes below to review and provide comment to the 2022-2023 Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan. Please submit your comments by October 31, 2021 to [email protected]. Any questions can also be addressed to Matt Kawola by phone at 518-457-6129 or by email.

To access the plan, go to:            https://bgas.samhsa.gov/

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For more information regarding SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Block Grant funding visit http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/block-grants.

Additional Funding Opportunities

You may qualify for other state procurement opportunities or federal grants.