SUNY Issues Request For Proposals On Long Island College Hospital

February 26, 2014

Brooklyn — The State University of New York today issued a new Request For Proposals (RFP) for a purchaser and new healthcare provider for the LICH campus in an expedited process, allowing until March 19 for submission of proposals and until March 26 for evaluation of those proposals.

The RFP is available online. In addition, all potential bidders are required to attend a presentation by petitioners, as follows:

Date:         Monday, March 3
Time:         5:00 p.m.
Location:   SUNY Optometry
                   33 West 42nd Street
                   New York NY

A minimum purchase price of $210 million has been set for the LICH facility and property, and proposals containing the most comprehensive suite of healthcare services as detailed in the RFP are eligible for higher scores.

A settlement agreement among all parties involved in the Long Island College Hospital litigation was approved yesterday by Justice Baynes, Justice Demarest, the Appellate Division, and the Attorney General. As a result, SUNY will exit operations of the facility no later than May 2014, without interference. The agreement is also available online.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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