Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) P-12: Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the establishment of a Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center (SLPDC). The purpose of the SLPDC is to increase the number of New York State (NYS) certified Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLDs) and TSSLDs with bilingual extensions for employment in New York City (NYC) Public Schools. This RFP seeks applications from eligible bidders to provide prerequisite courses needed for admission into programs leading to eligibility for certification in TSSLD, supervised clinical practicum placements (i.e., supervised clinical experience) and coursework leading to initial and/or professional NYS certification in TSSLD for individuals residing or working in the NYC metropolitan area, including individuals who work full-time and need to complete program requirements in the evening and/or on weekends, to prepare them for work in NYC Public Schools.
The eligible applicants are: public or private institutions of higher education (IHEs) with undergraduate and/or graduate education programs leading to eligibility for NYS certification in TSSLD, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), not-for-profit organizations and for-profit organizations.
Subcontracting will be limited to 40 percent 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 contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a 5-year period, anticipated to begin January 1, 2015 and end December 31, 2019.
Service Area: The service area is the NYC metropolitan area.
Mandatory Requirements: See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.
Components contained in RFP Proposal #14-003 are as follows:
- Description Of Services To Be Performed
- Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
- Submission Documents (separate document)
Questions and Answers
Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to RFP14003@mail.nysed.gov no later than the close of business October 21, 2014. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than October 28, 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 must be received at NYSED no later than November 7, 2014 by 3:00 PM:
- Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #14-003 Do Not Open
- Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #14-003 Do Not Open
- Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #14-003 Do Not Open
- M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #14-003 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#14-003 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, Room 501W EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)