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RFP #20-013

New York State Charter School Technical Assistance Resource Provider (TARP)

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Charter School Office (CSO) is seeking proposals to establish a charter school technical assistance resource provider (TARP) to work with charter schools across New York State. Technical assistance to charter schools will focus on improvement in four specific areas:

  • Governance by charter school boards of trustees
  • High-quality educational services and opportunities for students with disabilities, with a focus on charter schools outside New York City
  • Financial operations
  • Home to school connections

The TARP will work in collaboration with NYSED to provide professional development to charter school teachers, financial professionals, leaders, and boards of trustees. With the exception of the second item above, proposals must target all charter schools and charter applicant groups statewide. It is expected that in-person technical assistance activities or trainings will be a majority (more than 50 percent) of the proposed services. (If restrictions related to COVID-19 were to be in effect during the course of the contract, alternative means such as video-conferencing may be utilized in place of in-person activities.)

Subcontracting/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

Subcontracting will be limited to forty percent (40%) of the total contract budget. Subcontracting is defined as nonemployee 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 (1) contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a 33-month period anticipated to begin January 1, 2021 and to end September 30, 2023.

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.

RFP Components

Components contained in RFP# 20-013 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 regarding the request must be submitted by email to RFP20013@nysed.gov no later than the close of business August 6, 2020. Questions regarding this request should be identified as either Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than August 20, 2020.

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

Valerie Kowalski

Thomas McBride

Brian Hackett

Submission Instructions

The following documents must be submitted as separate files, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and received by email at CAU@nysed.gov no later than September 11, 2020 by 3:00 PM. Be sure to use “BID SUBMISSION RFP 20-013” in the subject line.

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents – RFP #20-013 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal – RFP #20-013 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #20-013 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents – RFP #20-013 Do Not Open

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Last Updated: July 16, 2020 5:20 PM