P-12

Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

RFP #15-023

Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN)

Update 3/5/15:
NEW: The application deadline has been extended to March 10, 2015.

RFP Documents
RFP Document in PDF PDF icon (817 KB) | RFP Document in Word Word document icon (189 KB)
Submission Documents in PDF PDF icon (543 KB) | Submission Documents in Word Word document icon (136 KB)
RFP Cost Proposal Excel (80 KB)
Questions and Answers PDF icon (198 KB) - Posted February 20, 2015

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL) is seeking proposals to operate eight (8) Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) technical assistance support centers in the State, which will include seven (7) regional RBE-RN technical assistance support centers and one (1) Statewide Language RBE-RN.  As a network, the RBE-RN will work in partnership with OBE-WL staff to provide technical assistance and professional development to schools and districts in order to improve instructional practices and educational outcomes of students who are English Language Learners (ELLs).

Eligible Bidders

Eligible bidders include Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). Bidders must be located in the RBE-RN region for which they are bidding. The Statewide Language RBE-RN may be located in any region of New York State (see Attachment A for a list of regions). Each RBE-RN regional technical assistance support center will be known as The NYSED (Region) RBE-RN at (Name of BOCES/IHE).  The Statewide Language RBE-RN will be known as The NYSED Statewide Language RBE-RN at (Name of BOCES/IHE).

Subcontracting

Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (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 Enterprise (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. 

Terms of Contract

NYSED will award eight (8) contracts as a result of this RFP. Seven (7) contracts will be regional awards in the following Joint Management Team (JMT) regions of New York State (see Attachment A): West, Mid-West, Mid-State, Hudson Valley, Capital District, Long Island, and New York City. NYSED will award one (1) Statewide Language RBE-RN contract which may be located in any region of New York State.  Eligible bidders can only bid for one (1) Region but may bid on both a regional award and the Statewide language award.  Each contract resulting from this RFP will begin on July 1, 2015 and end on June 30, 2020.

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.

Components

Components contained in RFP Proposal #15-023 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

Questions and Answers PDF icon (198 KB) - Posted February 20, 2015

Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to RBE-RN@nysed.gov by February 13, 2015. Questions should be identified as Program, Fiscal, or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than February 20, 2015. The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

Contact Information for Questions
Program Matters
Fiscal Matters
M/WBE Matters

Laura Arpey

Nell Brady

Joan Ramsey

RBE-RN@nysed.gov RBE-RN@nysed.gov RBE-RN@nysed.gov

Submission Instructions

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 10, 2015 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #15-023 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #15-023 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #15-023 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #15-023 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#15-023 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Attention: Nell Brady RFP#15-023
Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (Name of Region OR Statewide)
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Contract Administration Unit, Room 501W EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)

Each proposal should be clearly labeled with the name of the region and type of RBE-RN (Regional RBE-RN or Statewide Language RBE-RN). For labeling purposes, please refer to the Services Areas Table under the RBE-RN Service Regions section of this RFP for a list.


RFP Documents

RFP Document in PDF PDF icon (817 KB) | RFP Document in Word Word document icon (189 KB)
Submission Documents in PDF PDF icon (543 KB) | Submission Documents in Word Word document icon (136 KB)
RFP Cost Proposal Excel (80 KB)
Questions and Answers PDF icon (198 KB) - Posted February 20, 2015

Last Updated: March 5, 2015 5:15 PM