Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

RFP #13-015

Rescoring Elementary and Intermediate Level English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Examinations

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for a vendor to conduct a rescoring audit on a sample of constructed responses from English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests in Grades 3 through 8. During the initial term of this contract, the rescoring audit will be conducted once each school year for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. For each audit, a written technical report summarizing statewide results must be submitted to NYSED. Reports on the results of the audit must also be sent to the schools that were rescored. Eligible applicants include any testing company, consultant, and/or educational organization with demonstrated capacity in working with scoring large-scale assessments.

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 of the RFP.

NYSED will award one (1) contract with an initial term of two (2) years from May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2015 with the option to extend for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP. Bids that do not include the signed Mandatory Requirements Certification Form (see 5.) Submission Documents) will be disqualified and removed from further consideration.

Components contained in RFP #13-015 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)
  6. Appendices
  7. Attachments 1-4


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Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

M/WBE Matters

Jessica Hartjen

Gary Yorkshire

Joan Ramsey

(518) 474-5496

(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 February 4, 2013 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents – RFP#13-015 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #13-015 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #13-015 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #13-015 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#13-015 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#13-015
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 4:03 PM