Network Training Center
The Office of Special Education of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) seeks to establish a Network Training Center (NTC) to provide professional development and evaluation of the State’s Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC). The RSE-TASCs form a comprehensive and coordinated system of technical assistance and school improvement resources that directly assist school districts to improve results for students with disabilities. For additional information regarding the RSE-TASC network, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/home.html.
The NTC will have primary responsibility to provide skills training to RSE-TASC professionals, including providing and/or arranging for the provision of content and specialized topical training to approximately 10 Coordinators, 117 Special Education School Improvement Specialists (SESIS), 17 Regional Special Education Training Specialists (RSETS), 10 Nondistrict Specialists (NDS), and 12 Bilingual Special Education Specialists (BSES). (Primary content training for Transition Specialists and Behavioral Specialists will be provided by separate contracts). The NTC and its functions will be overseen by the Office of Special Education.
Eligible bidders include public or private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations. Bidders should have documented expertise and experience in providing professional development and technical assistance in the field of special education and school improvement practices. Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), local educational agencies (LEAs) and agencies that operate approved private schools are not eligible applicants for this RFP.
Subcontracting/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)
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 New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) 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.
Terms of Contract
NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term of five years, anticipated to begin September 15, 2016 and to end August 31, 2021.
Statewide – See Attachment 1 for RSE-TASC Map and Key to Service Areas
See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.
- Description Of Services To Be Performed
- Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
- Submission Documents (separate document)
Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers (162 KB) – Posted 5/24/16
Questions regarding the request must be submitted by e-mail to RFP16009@nysed.gov no later than the close of business May 13, 2016. 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 May 23, 2016. 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 June 6, 2016 by 3:00 PM:
- Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #16-009 Do Not Open
- Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #16-009 Do Not Open
- Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #16-009 Do Not Open
- M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #16-009 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#16-009 Do Not Open.
The mailing address for all the above documentation is:
NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Nell Brady, RFP#16-009
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234
(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)