A Negotiated Acquisition is proposed to be entered into between the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") and Biscuits and Bath Companies, LLC. to provide inspection for bedbug infestation, utilizing specially bred and trained dogs. HPD requires the following services in order to continue its bedbug detection program: continued care and eventual retirement of its 2 current dogs; provision of 2 new trained dogs and their continued care; training of staff as dog handlers. Services include boarding in a 24-hour staffed, correctly permitted facility; feeding, grooming and other general care; exercise and administration of required medication; transportation to medical care facilities as needed. This work requires the contractor to be insured and the staff to be trained. The Agency has none of the requisites to perform these services.