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March 30, 2017

ROCKLAND COUNTY PURCHASING DIVISION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

New City, NY – County Executive Ed Day announced today that the County's Purchasing Division has launched a new and revised website to better service county departments, suppliers and local governments.

Day noted that the new website provides easy access to County-wide term contracts for commodities, supplies, materials and services used frequently by county departments and other local governments. Local Governments and Non-Profit organizations within Rockland County are authorized to make purchases using county contracts.

Under the "Popular Services" section on the home page, you will find direct links to County Contracts, Surplus Auctions, a listing of resources for government and non-profit buyers, a listing of resources for suppliers and a link to the Public Procurement Guide for Elected and Senior Government Officials.

Direct access to the Empire State Purchasing Group provides access to contract opportunities from over 200 government agencies throughout New York State.

The Procurement Performance Metrics section provides a transparent look, into county spending, including Annual Spend on Goods and Services, Procurement Spend by County Agency, Procurement Spend within Rockland County and Annual Payments to County Suppliers/Vendors.

The website also provides a new online registration for the County's Small Business Registry. As part of the County's policy to prioritize Rockland Businesses, the Purchasing Division has established a Small Business Registry to identify small local businesses interested in selling their goods and or services to the County. The Purchasing Division will utilize the Small Business Registry to inform registered small businesses of non-competitive bidding procurement opportunities.

To qualify as a Small Rockland Business or Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) a business or commercial entity must be located physically within the geographic borders of the County of Rockland, employ from zero up to and including nine employees, and have gross annual revenue of less than $1,000,000 (one million dollars).

The website also provides a direct link to the Rockland Business Association's Member Business Directory to assist government buyers in identifying local suppliers.

Day further noted that the revised website will continue to evolve under the management of the County's Purchasing and MIS Divisions.

The Purchasing Division's Website is located at www.rcpurchasing.com

October 13, 2016
Rockland donated medical supplies to Haiti

NEW CITY, N.Y. – Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced today that unused supplies from the Summit Park nursing home will be donated to local groups assisting with the Haitian hurricane relief efforts.

"We want these supplies to go to good use," he said. "There are strong ties between Rockland County and Haiti and there is no better use than sending these items to Haiti, which is in dire need following Hurricane Matthew."

The County Executive met Thursday with Renold Julien and Sandra Oates, local leaders of the Haitian relief efforts, in the laundry room of the former Summit Park nursing home.

They looked through stacks of items once used by the now-closed nursing home that the county would like to donate to the relief effort.

The items include both used and new sheets for hospital beds, towels, patient gowns, baby powder, shaving cream, oral swabs, toothbrushes among other supplies.

"There is such great need in Haiti," said Renold Julien, executive director of Konbit Neg Lakay, a Haitian-American organization in Spring Valley.

Julien and Oates, who is with the HACSO Community Center in Spring Valley, are leading the Rockland County Haiti Relief Campaign.

The campaign is raising funds to ship donated supplies to Haiti.

Myrnia Bass-Hargrove, Rockland County's director of Community Relations, is assisting the organization. She is helping to facilitate donation of the county supplies.

The Rockland County Legislature has to declare the supplies surplus before they are donated. The County Executive's office is preparing a resolution for the Legislature to approve the donation.

Other items once used by the Summit Park nursing home are being auctioned. The county was forced to close the money-losing nursing home a year ago when a prospective buyer pulled out of the deal at the last minute.

The Rockland County Haiti Relief Campaign can be reached here or at www.rocklandcountyhaitirelief.org/

 

September 30, 2016
Rockland Begins Auction to Sell Contents of Closed Nursing Home

NEW CITY, NY – Need a mechanical tower folder? Or a used dental chair? What about a 27-year-old x-ray machine?

Those are among the items that were once used at the Summit Park nursing home and are now being auctioned by Rockland County.

The county-owned nursing home was closed nearly a year ago when a prospective buyer backed out of the deal at the last minute.

"Because we were forced to close Summit Park, we have no use for this equipment," said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. "We are selling it at auction to make it available to others who can it."

The county will keep proceeds from the sale.

The online auction for the equipment is now being held on GovDeals at www.govdeals.com, said Rockland Purchasing Director Paul Brennan.

"Additional items are being added weekly," he said.

Some new items are also being sold, including bed linen and patient gowns.

Rockland is selling the used equipment as is, subject to the terms of the auction. The winning bidder will be responsible for all de-installation and removal costs.

The County will make the equipment available for inspection by contacting the Purchasing Division at 845-364-3820 or at purchasing.co.rockland.ny.us.

All prospective bidders are welcome and encouraged to inspect the equipment prior to bidding.

The Auction may be viewed at the Purchasing Divisions website



September 2, 2016
Rockland Purchasing Director Wins National Award

NEW CITY, NY, — Rockland County Purchasing Director Paul J. Brennan has achieved national recognition for his outstanding professional accomplishments serving the taxpayers of Rockland.

Mr. Brennan was awarded the highest honor from the National Institute of Government Procurement.

"The rest of the nation now knows what we in Rockland has known for a long time – Paul Brennan is an outstanding professional who never forgets that he is working for the best interests of the taxpayer," said Rockland County Executive Ed Day.

Mr. Brennan was presented with the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award, the organization's highest award.

"He is steady and analytical in every approach to a challenge and is constant in his pursuit of enhancing the value of public procurement," Jack Adger, chair of the NIGP governing board of NIGP said as he presented Mr. Brennan with the award at a luncheon attended by more than 1,000 people. "He has an incessant passion for research, knowledge sharing, and benchmarks as a pathway for improving his operations at Rockland County."

Mr. Brennan has been Rockland's purchasing director for more than 22 years.

NIGP has 3,000 member agencies representing over 15,000 professionals across the U.S., Canada and other countries.