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File #: Int 0046-2004    Version: Name: Publication of concept reports regarding requests for proposals.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: 6/3/2004 Law number: 2004/013
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the publication of concept reports regarding requests for proposals.
Sponsors: Lewis A. Fidler, Robert Jackson, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., James F. Gennaro, Bill Perkins, Christine C. Quinn, Larry B. Seabrook, David I. Weprin, David Yassky, Michael C. Nelson, Alan J. Gerson, John C. Liu, Sara M. Gonzalez, Annabel Palma
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 5/4, 2. Committee Report 5/19, 3. Committee Report 5/19 Stated Meeting, 4. Fiscal Impact Statement, 5. Local Law, 6. Hearing Transcript 5/4, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/19, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5/19
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Int. No. 46-A

 

By Council Members Fidler, Jackson, Comrie, Gennaro, Perkins, Quinn, Seabrook, Weprin, Yassky, Nelson, Gerson, Liu, Gonzalez and Palma

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the publication of concept reports regarding requests for proposals.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Legislative Findings and Intent.  The Council hereby finds that the request for proposal process for human service contracts for vital services is long, inefficient and cumbersome.  The Council further finds that currently, community input into requests for proposals is inadequate leading to amendments, long delays and sometimes the outright cancellation of requests for proposals for contracts in vital areas such as youth development and summer jobs.  The Council finds that community-based organizations-those who provide human services and who will likely be responding to the requests for proposals--are important sources of information on best practices, program design and community needs and trends.  Without such information and input the city cannot competently craft requests for proposals.   The Council therefore finds and declares that it is the policy of the city to allow ample opportunity and notice regarding imminent requests for proposals for human services to provide input into the proposed content of such proposals and ensure more efficient and timely letting of human services contracts.

§ 2.  Chapter 1 of title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 6-111.2 to read as follows:

                      6-111.2 Client services contracts.  No request for proposal for new client services program contracts shall be released to the public unless at least 45 days prior to such

 

release a concept report regarding such request for proposal is released to the public.  Prior to the release of concept reports, the city shall publish a notification of the release in five consecutive editions of the city record and electronically on the city’s website in a location that is accessible to the public, and upon release, concept reports shall be posted on the city’s website in a location that is accessible by the public.  For purposes of this subdivision, the term, “new client services program” shall mean any program that differs substantially in scope from an agency’s current contractual client services programs, including, but not limited to, substantial differences in the number or types of clients, geographic areas, evaluation criteria, service design or price maximums or ranges per participant if applicable.  For purposes of this subdivision, the term, “concept report”, shall mean a document outlining the basic requirements of a request for proposal for client services contracts and shall include, but not be limited to, statements explaining:

(i)                     the purpose of the request for proposal;

(ii)                     the planned method of evaluating proposals;

(iii)                     the proposed term of the contract;

(iv)                     the procurement timeline, including, but not limited to, the expected start date for new contracts, expected request for proposal release date, approximate proposal submission deadline and expected award announcement date;

(v)                     funding information, including but not limited to, total funding available for the request for proposal and sources of funding, anticipated number of contracts to be awarded, average funding level of contracts, anticipated

funding minimums, maximums or ranges per participant, if applicable, and funding match requirements;

(vi)                     program information, including, but not limited to, as applicable, proposed model or program parameters, site, service hours, participant population(s) to be served and participant minimums and/or maximums; and

(vii)                     proposed vendor performance reporting requirements.

b.  Notwithstanding the issuance of a concept report, the agency may change the above-required information at any time after the issuance of such concept report.  Non-compliance with this section shall not be grounds to invalidate a contract.

§3.  If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or other portion of this local law is, for any reason, declared unconstitutional or invalid, in whole or in part, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed severable, and such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this law, which remaining portions shall continue in full force and effect.

                     §4. This local law shall take effect one hundred twenty days after its enactment.