CLE: New York City Procurement Law

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New York City Procurement Law:

Managing Contracts with New York City

Presented by:
The New York City Law Department and the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School


Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 2:00 p.m to 5:45 p.m.


New York Law School
185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets)


4 CLE credits:  3.5 in Professional Practice and .5 in Ethics and Professionalism.


$175 general registration fee



For more information, contact



This course provides (i) an overview of the size and scope of New York City’s procurement activity and of the oversight role of the Mayor’s Office, (ii) updates on changes in public procurement law and the City’s implementation of those changes, and (ii) an in depth analysis of specific issues facing City agencies and City contractors. Topics to be discussed will include responsibility determinations and how vendors may address prior acts which are limiting their opportunities for public contracts, changes to State law regarding the joint bidding of public work and utility work in streets, project labor agreements, and City human service contracts.

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Session 1: New York City’s Procurement Process: New Initiatives and Challenges

– Overview and role of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services: City procurement indicators.

– Updates: Best value procurements, intergovernmental purchases and joint bidding.

– The HHS Accelerator process and standard human services contracts.

Speakers: Lisette Camilo, Howard Friedman, Steven Stein Cushman and Ross Sandler


3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Session 2: Managing the Procurement Process: Responsibility and Performance Issues

– Standards for responsibility determinations; steps contractors can take to resolve past problems, including IPSIGs and vendor rehabilitation; handling audits and disputes: understanding performance evaluations and cautions.

– Prequalification of contractors to bid on construction and project labor agreements.

Speakers: Andrew Gelfand, Lisette Camilo, Claude Millman, John Mascialino, Steven Stein Cushman and Ross Sandler


NYC Law Department and City agency attorneys should not use the form linked above.  A limited number of seats will be available for City Agency and Law Department attorneys. Agency lawyers should request seats through your CLE Coordinator, and Law Department attorneys should send requests for attendance to

Online payments of the general fee of $175 will be conducted via PayPal. Visa and MasterCard payments can also be made over the phone at 212.431.2855. Checks should be made payable to “New York Law School” and mailed to:

Lillian Valle-Santiago
Center for New York City Law
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921

New York Law School students and faculty: A number of comped spots are available for current, active NYLS students and faculty members. If you would like to attend this program, please e-mail to make arrangements.

CLE financial aid assistance is available. Application for financial aid assistance must be received no later than three weeks prior to a course offering. To view the New York Law School financial aid policies for CLE events, please visit

Need more information? Require special accommodations? Contact coordinator Lillian Valle-Santiago at 212.431.2855 or

New York Law School is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. The school has been serving the legal education needs of the greater New York area for more than 100 years, including the continuing educational needs of its graduates and other area attorneys.

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