DEP intends to enter into a Government-to-Government Agreement with Cornell Cooperative Extension- Ulster County, CAT-437 for the Administration and Implementation of the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program. CCEUC has been the DEP’s local partner in meeting the Stream Management Program (SMP) FAD objectives as detailed in Section 4.6 of the current FAD since 2004. CCE’s charter mission is to provide scientific-based information and best management practices to stakeholders through education and outreach, and leadership in coordination of resource management. Cornell University and the broader national consortium of Cooperative Extensions provide access to nationally recognized expertise in various fields of applied research that informs stream management. The cost for Administration and Implementation of the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program through this CCEUC partnership is fair and reasonable. The value added services of the partnership with CCEUC entity is the shared concerns, shared responsibility, shared authority, shared costs, and shared recognition. Through this agreement DEP obtains the professional services of the CCECUC staff without the added costs of health insurance and retirement funds, which are covered by New York State. Any firm which believes it can also provide the required service IN THE FUTURE is invited to so, indicated by letter which must be received no later than January 27, 2014 , 4:00PM at: Department of Environmental Protection, Agency Chief Contracting Officer, 59-17 Junction Blvd, 17th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, ATTN: Ms. Debra Butlien, firstname.lastname@example.org, (718) 595-3423.
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