Dear Neighbor(s):

I want to send an update to the community on two pieces of legislation I authored that the governor signed into law at the end of 2011.

1351 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10469

LOB 842
Albany, NY 12248

As always, if there is any way that I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. My office is here to serve you.

With Love and Hope,
Carl E. Heastie
Member of Assembly

Assemblyman Heastie Passes Landmark Law that Provides Outer Boroughs with Curbside Pickup Taxi Service
Provides New York City with $1 Billion in Revenue

Customers benefit:

Livery Drivers benefit:

Livery Base Owners benefit:

The City of New York benefits:

Assemblyman Heastie Authors New Law to Provide Best Value Contracts for Local Governments
Allows City to pick Minority and Women Owned Business vendors even if they aren’t the lowest bidder

This new law allows municipalities that purchase contracts (including contracts for service work, but excluding any purchase contracts necessary for the completion of a public works contract) may be awarded on the basis of best value rather than to the lowest responsible bidder. This new law allows municipalities to award contracts to Minority and Women Owned Businesses and Enterprises (MWBE) even if they are not the lowest bidder on a contract.


• Will allow New York City to use strategic sourcing principles to modernize its supply chain.

• Will ensure that taxpayers obtain the highest quality goods and services at the lowest potential cost.

• Other localities in the state will have the option of passing a local law that would allow them to use best value purchasing as well.

Taxpayers are not well served when a public procurement results in low costs at the expense of quality. Even if the initial expenditure is higher, considering the total value over the life of the procurement may result in a better value and long-term investment of public funds.

Office Addresses of Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie

DISTRICT OFFICE: 1351 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469 • 718-654-6539
ALBANY OFFICE: LOB 842, Albany, NY 12248 • 518-455-4800