Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

RFP #12-020

Response to Intervention Personnel Development Project

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) P-12 Office of Special Education is seeking proposals to establish four (4) contractor teams to provide field-based professional development for a Response to Intervention Personnel Development Project. The contracts developed as a result of this RFP will support four (4) Regional Professional Development Teams of two (2) professionals per team. Four (4) separate contracts will be awarded for this project, each of which will serve a prescribed region of the State as indicated on the map of RtI Professional Development Areas. (See page 4.) Qualified bidders may bid on one (1) of the designated regions of the State and must be located within that geographic area.

Eligible applicants include boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), institutions of higher education (IHE) with undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher preparation, and not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. NYSED is seeking bidders with extensive knowledge of response to intervention in literacy and experience in delivering professional development to school staff.

Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the annual contract budget. Subcontracting is defined as non-employee direct personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel. Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this RFP through one of three methods. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals section below.

NYSED will award four (4) contract(s) pursuant to this RFP. The anticipated contract period is December 1, 2012 through November 30, 2017.

Cost proposals for this RFP cannot exceed an annual cost of $300,000 for the two upstate regions and $335,000 for the New York City (NYC) and Long Island/Westchester regions. The Evaluation Criteria assigns 30% of the proposal score to financial criteria, so bidders are encouraged to submit a cost-effective budget.

Service Area: Regions of New York State as indicated on the attached map.

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.

Components contained in RFP #12-020 are as follows:

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

Questions and Answers are now posted PDF icon (30KB)

Designated contacts for this procurement are:

Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

M/WBE Matters

Cynthia Wilson

Richard Duprey

Joan Ramsey


(518) 486-1588

(518) 486-6883




The following documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and be received at NYSED no later than August 3, 2012, by 3:00 PM:

  • Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents- RFP #12-020 Do Not Open
  • Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #12-020 Do Not Open
  • Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #12-020 Do Not Open
  • M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #12-020 Do Not Open

Note: A copy of the technical, cost, and M/WBE proposals must also be submitted in Microsoft Word on CD-ROM. Please include it in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP#12-020 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Richard Duprey, RFP #12-020
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 505W EB
Albany, NY 12234

Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable.


  • Full Text of RFP | PDF PDF icon (290 KB) | Word Word document icon (413 KB)
  • Submission Documents | PDF PDF icon (273 KB) | Word Word document icon (637 KB)
Last Updated: March 7, 2013 4:06 PM