NYSED Mathematics Science Partnerships (MSP) Statewide Program Evaluation
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for the services of a Program Evaluator (PE) who will conduct a statewide evaluation of the NCLB Title II, Part B Math Science Partnerships (MSP) competitive grant program by providing technical assistance to individual funded MSP projects that will assure that each funded MSP project conducts a thorough local evaluation using scientifically based research methods and provides evidence of progress on on-going program implementation, as well as meeting the required federal and state reporting requirements.
The eligible applicants are institutions of higher education (IHE’s), not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations with expertise in research and evaluation, and at least three years of demonstrated experience in the development and management of education program evaluations. Organizations employed to evaluate the individual New York State MSP projects are excluded from bidding on this RFP.
Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the total 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.
Term of Contract
NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin July 1, 2014 and end December 31, 2016.
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.
Mandatory Requirements: See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.
Components contained in RFP Proposal #14-002 are as follows:
- Description Of Services To Be Performed
- Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
- Submission Documents (separate document)
Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers (148 KB) - POSTED March 6, 2014
Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to EMSCMSPEVAL@mail.nysed.gov no later than the close of business on February 25, 2014. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/compcontracts.html no later than March 6, 2014. The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:
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 March 20, 2014 by 3:00 PM:
- Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #14-002 Do Not Open
- Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #14-002 Do Not Open
- Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #14-002 Do Not Open
- M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #14-002 Do Not Open
- CD-ROM containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted using Microsoft Word. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP#14-002 Do Not Open.
The mailing address for all the above documentation is:
NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Nell Brady
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234
(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)