Intensive Teacher Institute for Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired (ITI-TVI)
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) intends to establish an Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) for Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TVI) for a five-year period, subject to continued availability of funds for such purposes. NYSED anticipates that two awards will be made. The annual maximum award amount made to each of the two programs will be $122,750.
Eligible bidders include Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) located in New York State that have a curriculum leading to certification as a TVI.
Subcontracting/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)
Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the annual 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 in the RFP document.
Terms of Contract
NYSED will award two (2) contracts pursuant to this RFP. The contracts resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin July 1, 2017 and to end June 30, 2022.
See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.
Components contained in RFP Proposal #17-016 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 – Posted 10/20/16
Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP17016@nysed.gov no later than the close of business October 14, 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 October 21, 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 November 14, 2016 by 3:00 PM:
- Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #17-016 Do Not Open
- Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP # 17-016 Do Not Open
- Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP # 17-016 Do Not Open
- M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP # 17-016 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 # 17-016 Do Not Open.
The mailing address for all the above documentation is:
NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
At6tn: (Richard Duprey, RFP#17-016)
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234
(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)