Questions and Answers
Long Island Special Education Parent Center
- Is there a cap on the RFP bid amount for the Long Island Parent Center?
Answer: No. This is a Best Value Competitive Procurement. The financial portion of the proposal represents thirty (30) points of the overall score and will be awarded points pursuant to a formula. This calculation will be computed by the Contract Administration Unit upon completion of the technical scoring by the technical review panel. The submitted budget will be awarded points pursuant to a formula which awards the highest score of thirty (30) points to the budget that reflects the lowest overall cost. The remaining budgets will be awarded points based on a calculation that computes the relative difference of each proposal against the lowest budget submitted. The resulting percentage is then applied to the maximum point value of thirty (30) points.
- What is the allowable % for overhead costs in the proposal summary?
Answer: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) did not set a restriction on the overhead (indirect) cost rate in this RFP. This is a Best Value Competitive Procurement, with 30% of each bidder's final aggregate score based upon lowest submitted costs. NYSED reserves the right to determine if the indirect costs submitted in the cost proposal are reasonable.
- Are additional points awarded for provision of office space and some administrative support as indirect contributions to the program?
- Regarding subcontracting limits: Is the 29% required for M/WBE part of the overall limit of 40% subcontracting limit or is it a separate requirement that does not count towards the 40% subcontracting limit?
Answer: The M/WBE goals are a part of the overall subcontracting limit of 40%.
Last Updated: March 3, 2011