Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

RFP #13-009

School Bus Driver Professional Development Seminar Curriculum – Pupil Transportation

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for the development and writing of the annual Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Curriculum for School Bus Driver Instructors (SBDIs) required under Education Law 3650, and Commissioner’s Regulations 156.3. The Professional Development Seminar is the major tool for providing updated and continual training of School Bus Driver Instructors, who in turn provide required school bus safety training and annual refresher training to public and non-public school bus drivers, monitors and attendants. Eligible applicants include school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), or any other not-for-profit organization.

Subcontracting is limited to 30% of the annual contract budget. NYSED reserves the right to approve all subcontractors. 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 one (1) contract with a term of five (5) years, anticipated to begin on July 1, 2013 and end on June 30, 2018.

Mandatory Requirements

The successful vendor must have on staff or as a consultant a NYSED certified School Bus Driver Instructor (SBDI) or Master Instructor (MI) to provide technical assistance regarding pupil transportation safety practices.

Components contained in RFP #13-009 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)


A Questions and Answers Summary is now posted PDF icon (21KB)

Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

M/WBE Matters

Mary Sansaricq

Gary Yorkshire

Joan Ramsey

(518) 474-6541

(518) 408-1715

(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 January 14, 2013 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #13-009 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #13-009 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal - RFP #13-009 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #13-009 Do Not Open
  5. CD ROM containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted using Microsoft Word. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP#13-009 Do Not Open.

Submit each of the above documents in a separately sealed envelope.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Attention: Gary Yorkshire RFP#13-009
Contract Administration Unit 505W EB
Bureau of Fiscal Management
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable.


Last Updated: March 7, 2013 4:05 PM