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Issue Date: 08/28/2020 Contract Number: TBD

Third Party Administration of NYS-Ride, a Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit, Addendum Issued 10/6/2020


Description:

There has been an addendum issued to this RFP.  Please see below and new attachment titled Addendum for further information.

The New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) is seeking to secure the services of a Third-Party Administrator (TPA) of NYS-Ride, a qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTB) authorized by Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 132(f). GOER will provide oversight. 

NYS-Ride allows eligible state employees to set aside pre- and post-tax payroll deductions for qualified transit expenses. Approximately 200,000 New York State (NYS) employees are eligible to participate in this benefit. NYS-Ride has about 8,000 state employees regularly participating with a goal of continually increasing participation in the benefit. NYS-Ride is offered to employees of the Executive Branch, The Unified Court System, and the Legislature.

The selected contractor will be responsible for implementing all systems necessary to administer and provide a QTB plan to eligible NYS employees. The bidder must meet each of the mandatory requirements, respond to the 14 major areas described in Section 2 and comply with Section 4 of this RFP, and provide all required samples in order to be considered responsive.

A copy of this solicitation is included with this notice and also available on GOER's website at https://goer.ny.gov/vendor-information-page.  If changes are made to this solicitation, notification will be posted on GOER's website.

A bidder’s conference will not be held.

An intent to bid form will not be required.

Questions are due by 5:00 PM on September 11, 2020.

A Questions and Answers document will be posted to GOER's website on September 18, 2020.

A bid review committee will evaluate all bids submitted in response to this RFP that are received by 4:00 PM ET on October 15, 2020. 

Subcontracting is allowed.

Due Date: 10/15/2020 4:00 PM

Contract Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2024 with two optional one-year renewal periods.

Location:

Ad Type: General


Technical contact:     Employee Relations, NYS Governor's Office of
Employee Benefits Management Unit
NYS-Ride
Kasey Currier
Program Manager
Agency Building 2, 11th Floor
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
United States
Ph: 518-473-1058
Fax: 518-473-3581
Kasey.Currier@goer.ny.gov

Primary Contact:     Employee Relations, NYS Governor's Office of
Employee Benefits Management Unit
NYS-Ride
Kasey Currier
Program Manager
Agency Building 2, 11th Floor
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
United States
Ph: 518-473-1058
Fax: 518-473-6211
Kasey.Currier@goer.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     Employee Relations, NYS Governor's Office of
Division for Administration

Brandy Snyder
Contract Management Specialist I
Empire State Plaza
Agency Bldg. 2, 8th Floor
Albany, NY 12223
United States
Ph: 518-473-1078
Fax:
brandy.snyder@goer.ny.gov
Secondary contact:     Employee Relations, NYS Governor's Office of
Employee Benefits Management Unit
NYS-Ride
Kasey Currier
Program Manager
Agency Building 2, 11th Floor
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
United States
Ph: 518-473-1058
Fax: 518-473-6211
Kasey.Currier@goer.ny.gov