Best Value in Recommendation for Award

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Statement of Basis and Purpose


Prior to recent amendments to New York State General Municipal Law § 103, contracts for public work and contracts for purchase contracts (i.e., contracts for the purchase of goods and standard services) had to be procured, as a general matter, by publicly advertised, low sealed bid. The recent changes to GML § 103 (the “Best Value Law”) give the City the option to procure purchase contracts based on best value to the City, as that phrase is defined in State Finance Law § 163. Under that section, best value is defined in terms of the optimization of quality, cost and efficiency.


PPB Rule 2-09 sets forth the requirements for the Recommendation for Award prepared by the agency’s contracting officer. In light of recent amendments to PPB Rules, 9 RCNY §§ 3-02 and 3-03, which give agencies the option to award goods and standard services based on best value to the City instead of lowest bidder, the proposed amendment to Rule 2-09 adds the requirement that the Recommendation for Award set forth the criteria used in determining best value if an award is made to a bidder whose bid represents the best value to the City.


Public Hearing

Opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments related to recommendation for award in the Procurement Policy Board rules.

Public Hearing Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Andrea Glick
Mayor’s Office of Contract Services
253 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10007

Mayor’s Office of Contract Services
253 Broadway 14th Floor,
New York, NY 10007