Doing IT Business With New York City and New York State: Where Do I Begin?

In partnership with the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), the Business Council of New York State, the NYS Office of General Services and the Government Law Center, The NYS Forum hosted an IT procurement seminar in New York City on January 20th. The gathering of corporate representatives was welcomed by Gino P. Menchini, Commissioner of the NYC DoITT and Marla Simpson, Director of the Mayor's Office of Contract Services.

Doing IT Business With New York City and New York State: Where Do I Begin? is a seminar targeted to businesses offering IT-related products and services and is geared to provide in-depth information on contracting to do information technology-related business with New York City and New York State, particularly for those who do not currently hold NYS contracts.

Agenda and Presentations:

9:15 amCheck-in and Continental Breakfast

10:00 amWelcome
Gino P. Menchini, Commissioner, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)
Marla Simpson, Director, Mayor's Office of Contract Services
(MOCS)

10:05 amNYS IT Contracting Program Overview: State Contracting Basics
Paula Moskowitz, Consultant and former Director of Procurement Services, NYS Office of General Services
  • Which agencies establish contracts (Agencies can contract separately, OGS contracts centrally)
  • How to learn about contract opportunities (Contract Reporter, OGS online Registration)
  • Procurement oversight (Procurement Council, OSC preaudit)
  • The relevant statute (NYS Finance Law)
  • Ethics considerations
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10:50 amNYS Strategic IT Directions and Outlook
Susan Zeronda, Deputy Director, NYS Office for Technology

11:30 amIT Contracting with New York City: An Overview
Andrea Glick, First Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS)
Elisa Velazquez, General Counsel, Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS)
Gordon Richards, Administrative Business Promotion/Procurement Outreach Director, Department of Small Business Services
Ronald M. Bergmann, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)

12:15 pmLunch (provided)
The New York City and State Public Sector Context: IT contractor's perspective
Peter Chynoweth, CMA Consulting Services, Members of The NYS Forum's IT Corporate Roundtable

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1:30 pmThe NYS Backdrop Contract
Rodney Luft, Procurement Services Group, NYS Office of General Services

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2:30 pmNYC IT Contracting: The Details
Andrea Glick, First Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS)
Elisa Velazquez, General Counsel, Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS)
William Antonakos, Principal Buyer, Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
Gordon Richards, Administrative Business Promotion/Procurement Outreach Director, Department of Small Business Services
Lisa Lugo, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the CIO, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)

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3:30 pmQ/A

4:00 pmClosing Comments and Adjournment
Gregory M. Benson, Jr., Executive Director, New York State Forum, Rockefeller Institute of Government

Additional materials:

Executive Order Number 127:

NASPO's 2005 Marketing To State Governments Meeting:

The Department of Small Business Services' (SBS) Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Program:

NYC Department of Small Business Services Summary:

NYC Department of Small Business Services 2005 Seminars & Workshops Calendar:

NYC Department of Small Business Services Selling to the Government: