New York City Contract Delays: The Facts

New York City Contract Delays: The Facts

So far the response has been pretty positive to New York City Contract Delays: The Facts. Hopefully we can update the analysis next year to see how things are changing. We’d also like to include HPD and DCLA next time around. It would also be great to get data from some other cities to see how New York measures up. We welcome your comments.

 

 

 

3 Comments
  • Kate B
    Posted at 02:27h, 29 August Reply

    This report is sobering. I’m very glad to report that we don’t have problems of this magnitude here. While there are some instances or specific program grant programs that get caught up in bureaucracy at the state or county level, there are no system-wide problems or delays. Social service provision is primarily at the county level and most other government funding is through state agencies. Getting a contract approved and in place is generally taking 2 – 3 months and the both county and state are pretty prompt with payments. This reports makes me as grateful as ever to have a pretty well functioning government sector here in Minnesota

  • GG
    Posted at 02:00h, 30 August Reply

    Thank you for this amazing report! It’s so important that you articulated this situation in such a clear and constructive manner. (Board Chair)
    This is the story of my life for the last one year +!! One thing I would add to the “steps” is the unstated period of limbo between the contract registration and requisition submission – specifically the ironically-named “kick off meeting.” Our contract was registered in June and until I really (really) screamed bloody murder, we just couldn’t get the kick off meeting scheduled. When we finally had our “kick off” meeting in August, we learned that we couldn’t submit a req until we submitted a quarterly report. I estimate that that we won’t see a dime until mid-October – 2 months from the “kick off” meeting. Also the newly developed Project Information Management System is much slower than the old system. So expect more delays. You really can’t make this stuff up!

  • Alan G
    Posted at 02:07h, 30 August Reply

    Thank you for this amazing report! It’s so important that you articulated this situation in such a clear and constructive manner.This is a story that has been needed to be told for a long time. It causes major dysfunction throughout the non profit world. 

Leave a Reply