Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

RFP #13-021

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) teams to provide field-based professional development and technical assistance for a Response to Intervention Personnel Development Project (RtI-PDP).  The contracts developed as a result of this RFP will support four (4) regional professional development teams of 2.0 FTE professionals per team or up to four 0.5 FTE which will serve as regional technical assistance centers (TACs) for the schools identified for participation in the project.  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 3.)  Qualified bidders may bid on one (1) of the designated regions of the State and must be located within that geographic area.

The 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 nonemployee 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 M/WBE Participation Goals section below. 

NYSED will award four (4) contract(s) pursuant to this RFP.  The anticipated start date for contracts resulting from this RFP will be for a five-year term beginning September 1, 2013 and ending August 31, 2018.

Cost proposals for this RFP cannot exceed $400,000, for Year 1, for each of the two upstate regions and $430,000, for Year 1, for the New York City (NYC) and Long Island/Westchester regions, with up to a three (3) percent increase allowed for each subsequent contract year. Please be aware that the Evaluation Criteria assign a significant portion of the proposal score to financial criteria (30 percent), so bidders are encouraged to submit budgets that are cost-effective.

Service Area: Regions of New York State (NYS) as indicated on the map on page 3 of the RFP document.

Mandatory Requirements: See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP, page 4 of the RFP document.

Components contained in RFP #13-021 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 PDF icon (76 kb) - POSTED May 2, 2013

Designated contacts for this procurement are:

Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

M/WBE Matters

Jason O’Connell

Nell Brady

Joan Ramsey




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 May 17, 2013, by 3:00 PM:

  • Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents—RFP #13-021 Do Not Open
  • Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal—RFP #13- 021 Do Not Open
  • Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal—RFP #13-021 Do Not Open
  • M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #13-021 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#13-021 Do Not Open.

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Nell Brady, RFP #13-021
Contract Administration Unit, Room 505W EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable.


Last Updated: May 2, 2013 3:59 PM