Getting the services you need during an emergency is critical to your operations. The OGS Design and Construction group provides emergency contracting services to client agencies for numerous emergency conditions. Personnel are on call 24/7/365 to respond to any construction emergency.
Article 2 of the Public Buildings Law, Paragraph 9 defines Construction Emergencies. A "construction emergency" is damage to or a malfunction in buildings or property of the State of New York caused by an unanticipated, sudden and unexpected occurrence which involves a pressing necessity for immediate repair, reconstruction or maintenance in order to permit the safe continuation of a necessary public use or function, or to protect the property of the State of New York, or the life, health and safety of any person.
Before a construction emergency happens, be sure your state agency is authorized by OGS to participate in the emergency contracting program. To become authorized, the Director or Commissioner of an agency must send a letter of introduction and intent to the OGS commissioner in order to be included in the OGS emergency contracting program.
Check to see if your agency is already on the authorized list:
|First Contact the Emergency Coordinator|
|Paul Agneta||Emergency Coordinator||(518) 527-5113||Paul.Agneta@ogs.ny.gov|
|If the Emergency Coordinator is unavailable, contact the Assistant Director of Division of Construction|
|Michael Convertino, AIA||Assistant Director of Division of Construction||(518) 265-0020||Michael.Convertino@ogs.ny.gov|
|If the Assistant Director is unavailable, contact the Regional Supervisor where emergency is located|
|Henry Gambra, P.E||Region 1 - Long Island||(917) 731-5246||Enrique.Gambra@ogs.ny.gov|
|Leo Chao, P.E.||Region 2 - NYC||(914) 557-4231||Leo.Chao@ogs.ny.gov|
|John Koechem||Region 3 - Mid-Hudson||(518) 928-1941||John.Kochem@ogs.ny.gov|
|Vincent DeRubertis, P.E.||Region 4 - Capital Region||(518) 376-7217||Vincent.DeRubertis@ogs.ny.gov|
|Andy Jarmak, P.E.||Region 5 - North Country||(518) 857-0091||Andy.Jarmak@ogs.ny.gov|
|Mark Barker, P.E.||Region 6 - Central NY||(315) 559-2848||Mark.Barker@ogs.ny.gov|
|Jake Samulski, P.E.||Region 7 - Western NY||(716) 998-0399||Jacob.Samulski@ogs.ny.gov|
|If the Regional Supervisor is unavailable, contact the Regional Assistant Director where emergency is located|
|Leo Chao, P.E.||Region 1, 2||(914) 557-4231||Leo.Chao@ogs.ny.gov|
|David Hickey||Regions 3, 4||(518) 337-8251||David.Hickey@ogs.ny.gov|
|Nick Poupalos, P.E.||Regions 5, 6, 7||(518) 998-0942||Nick.Poupalos@ogs.ny.gov|
What Happens Next?
The Office of General Services Design & Construction (D&C) Group awards approximately 300 emergency contracts annually. Bids for emergency contracts may be taken over the phone and require an immediate response and performance of the work. Contractors who are interested in being placed on the list must satisfy the conditions specified in the Emergency Contract Bidders List Requirements.