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RFP #17-032

Regional Convenings for Integrating Staff Evaluation into a Systemic Approach to Talent Management

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Questions and Answers – Posted 8/5/17


The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Educator Quality and Professional Development (OEQPD) is seeking proposals from technical assistance providers with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to provide technical assistance and professional development to support the implementation of Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) under Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. As a part of the Department’s commitment to continue to strengthen the evaluation system and its implementation, we intend to further build capacity of the field by conducting seven (7) regional convenings and three (3) webinars. Participating districts will receive professional development tailored to the most commonly identified needs within seven regions across the state (Buffalo; Capital Region; Long Island; NYC; Rochester/Southern Tier; Syracuse/North Country; Yonkers)1 as determined by a gap analysis/needs assessment utilizing the New York State Quality Framework.

1Please see Attachment 3 for a New York State county breakdown for each of the seven regions.
Eligible Bidders

The eligible bidders may include public or private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), not-for-profit and for-profit organizations or agencies. Bidders should have documented expertise and experience in providing professional development and technical assistance in the field of K-12 teacher and principal evaluation and leveraging the results of staff evaluation to inform other talent management initiatives.

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 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.

Terms of Contract

NYSED will award one contract(s) pursuant to this RFP.  The contract(s) resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin October 1, 2017 and to end March 31, 2018.

Service Area: Statewide

RFP Components

Components contained in RFP Proposal #17-032 are as follows:

  1. Description of Services to Be Performed
  2. Submission
  3. Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
  4. Assurances
  5. Submission Documents

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers – Posted 8/5/17

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to ConveningsRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business August 1, 2017.  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 August 8, 2017. The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

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

Courtney Max

Jessica Hartjen

Joan Ramsey

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 August 18, 2017 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #17-032 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #17-032 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #17-032 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #17-032 Do Not Open
  5. CD-ROM containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted using Microsoft Office. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP #17-032 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Jessica Hartjen, RFP#17-032
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234

(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)

RFP Documents

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Questions and Answers – Posted 8/5/17

Last Updated: August 5, 2017 0:46 AM