This Invitation for Bids is issued by the Department for the laboratory testing of petroleum products, and associated support, to continue a Petroleum Product Quality Assurance Program pursuant to Agriculture and Markets Law Article 16 sections 192-a and 192-c. The program has been in operation since 1991. Under this program, the Department regulates petroleum products kept, offered, or exposed for sale within New York State. The test results are also used to provide data on Clean Air compliance to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding.
The objective of this IFB is to retain a laboratory to collect samples from both state and municipal officials at predetermined locations throughout New York State, transport them to a laboratory and analyze them for quality. The Department is seeking bids for an initial 12-month contract slated to begin no sooner than May 1, 2022. Any contract awarded will contain a provision authorizing renewal or extensions of the contract at the Department's option for up to four, additional 12-month periods.
Bids were due on February 25, 2022.