Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education


Race to the Top Network Team Institute (NTI) - June Conference

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals from bidders to host the Race to the Top Network Team Institute (NTI) for the school year 2011-12. Hotels located within the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga or Rensselaer are invited to submit a bid for the NTI session held from June 5, 2012 through June 7, 2012. The services needed include lodging, meeting space, audio visual equipment and set-up, and food for approximately 400 participants. The contract resulting from this IFB will be for a term beginning no sooner than June 1, 2012 and ending no later than June 30, 2012.

Mandatory Requirements:

Eligible hotels must be located in the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga or Rensselaer and have a general session room that can accommodate 400 estimated participants for a particular session (see Chart A in the IFB), and be able to provide 185-200 hotel rooms (double occupancy, two double-beds) for a given session (see Chart A in the IFB).

For additional requirements, see the Mandatory Requirements section of the IFB.

Components contained in IFB#12-002 are as follows:

  1. Description of Services to be Performed
  2. Submission
  3. Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
  4. Assurances
  5. Submission Documents


No questions were received by the March 21, 2012 deadline.

Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

Michelle Vita

William Artini

(518) 474-3862

(518) 402-5388



The following documents must be received at NYSED no later than March 30, 2012 by 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time:

  • Submission Documents, including the Mandatory Requirements Certification
  • Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – IFB#12-002 Do Not Open

Note: Please include an electronic copy of the Submission Documents in Microsoft Word and the Cost Proposal in Microsoft Excel on CD-ROM.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: William Artini, IFB#12-002
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 505W EB
Albany, NY 12234

Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable.


Last Updated: March 27, 2012 1:05 PM