Gray, Walczyk Respond to Boat Bid Returning to NYS Office of Parks Following Review of Vessel Contract Bid Process

OPRHP submitted bid “non-approved” by Office of State Comptroller following review

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) and Sen. Mark Walczyk (R, C-49th Senate District) are expressing appreciation for the decision made by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli in non-approving the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s contract for vessels. The thorough review comes after community members and state legislators voiced concerns over the bid process, citing potential irregularities and discrepancies.

This decision aligns with many of the elected officials’ concerns and demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest standards of procurement practices, as well as represents the importance of transparency, fairness and accountability in all business dealings. Gray and Walczyk are pleased to see Comptroller DiNapoli affirm these concerns.

This non-approval sends a clear message that good practices must be at the forefront of any business transaction in New York, especially those with potential implications for New York state businesses and its residents.

“I’d like to thank the comptroller for recognizing the need for providing clarity. MetalCraft Marine deserves a fair shake from New York state and this is a step in the right direction,” said Walczyk.

“The Office of the New York State Comptroller’s decision highlights the importance of thorough due diligence to safeguard public resources and maintain the public’s trust in the process — I personally applaud Comptroller DiNapoli and his team,” said Gray.