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RFP #20-004: Continuation of the Development of the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests, computer-based and paper-based, and Provision of a Computer-based Testing Platform for the Grades 5 & 8 Science Tests
Full RFP Document Continuation of the Development of the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests, computer-based and paper-based, and Provision of a Computer-based Testing Platform for the Grades 5 & 8 Science Tests
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment is seeking proposals from highly qualified respondents with expertise in the development and administration of Statewide tests in both paper- and computer-based testing platforms. Services required by this RFP include ongoing development and administration of tests, both computer- and paper-based, in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 (3-8) for multiple school years, as defined in this RFP. The requested services include conducting field testing using both stand-alone field tests and items embedded within the operational tests; scoring the field tests; developing all operational and field test items and forms, ancillary materials, and scoring materials; and performing all analysis and research. Proposals must include the printing, shipping, collection, and return of the paper-based ELA and Mathematics Tests, as well as the provision of a computer-based testing platform which includes the administration and test delivery systems and a scoring platform. Test development for the Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests will start in July 2020 with the creation of field tests for administration in Spring 2021 and operational tests beginning in the 2020–21 school year. Bidders must bid on both content areas, ELA and Mathematics, and all requested grade levels.

Additionally, proposals must include the provision of the same computer-based testing platform for the administration of the Grades 5 and 8 Science Written Tests. Note that the development, printing, and shipping of the Grades 5 and 8 Science Written Tests will continue to be done exclusively by NYSED and is, therefore, not part of this RFP. Use of the computer-based testing platform for the Grades 5 and 8 Science Tests will begin with administration of computer-based field tests beginning in Spring of 2021 and the first administration of computer-based operational tests occurring in Spring of 2022.

Application Deadline

Complete applications must be received at NYSED no later than January 23, 2020 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP #20-004 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business December 18, 2019. 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 January 2, 2020.

Date Posted: November 27, 2019

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RFP #20-014: Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN)
Full RFP Document Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN)
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) is seeking proposals to operate eight (8) Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) technical assistance support centers in the State, which will include seven (7) regional RBERN technical assistance support centers and one (1) Statewide Language RBERN.  As a network, the RBERN will work in partnership with OBEWL 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 Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLLs/ELLs).

Application Deadline

Complete applications must be received at NYSED no later than January 16, 2020 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #20-014 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to RBERNRFP@nysed.gov by December 5, 2019. Questions should be identified as Program, Fiscal, or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than December 19, 2019.

Date Posted: November 5, 2019

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IFB #20-001: Stenographic/Hearing Reporter Services for Tenured Teacher Hearings
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Stenographic/Hearing Reporter Services for Tenured Teacher Hearings

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for stenographic/hearing reporter services required for tenured teacher hearings in accordance with Section 3020-a of the New York State Education Law. The agency is seeking statewide coverage for five (5) geographic areas across New York State. Proposals may be submitted for all five (5) or any one (1) of the areas listed in the solicitation. Eligible vendors must be able to perform the stenographic services as described in this Invitation for Bid (IFB). Separate awards will be made for each of the geographic areas. NYSED will award one (1) contract for each of the five (5) areas. 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.

NYSED will award 5 contract(s) pursuant to this IFB. The contract(s) resulting from this IFB will be for a term anticipated to begin February 1, 2020 and to end January 31, 2025.

Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this IFB through one of three methods. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals section of the IFB.

Application Deadline

Completed proposals are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the IFB, no later than November 4, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full IFB #20-001 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers Adobe PDF - Posted 10/21/19

Date Posted: September 23, 2019

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RFP #19-006: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Statewide Data Collection System
Full RFP Document 21st Century Community Learning Centers Statewide Data Collection System
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Student Support Services is seeking proposals for the establishment and maintenance of a statewide data collection system for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program.

Application Deadline

Complete applications must be received at NYSED no later than October 10, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-006 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers Adobe PDF – Posted 9/26/19
Questions and Answers (Part 2) Adobe PDF – Posted 9/27/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to 21CRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business September 16, 2019. 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 September 26, 2019.

Date Posted: September 3, 2019

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RFP #19-018: Evaluation of Categorical Bilingual Education Programs
Full RFP Document Evaluation of Categorical Bilingual Education Programs
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL or “the Office”) is seeking proposals to design, develop, and conduct evaluations of all Categorical Bilingual Education Programs funded by New York State and managed by the Office.  The selected vendor will design and develop protocols to assess implementation and effectiveness of all programs.  Due to the variety of goals and objectives of each program to be evaluated, in addition to protocols that can be used for all programs (demographic data, evaluation elements that are common to all programs, etc.), each program is likely to also require evaluation components that are specific to that program’s evaluation (See Attachment C).

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than October 8, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-018 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 9/20/19

Questions regarding this request must be submitted by Email to EvaluationRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business September 10, 2019. 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 September 20, 2019.

Date Posted: August 27, 2019

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RFP #20-002: Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center
Full RFP Document Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) P-12 Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the establishment of a Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center (SLPDC). The purpose of the SLPDC is to increase the number of New York State (NYS) certified teachers of students with speech and language disabilities (TSSLDs) and TSSLDs with bilingual extensions for employment in New York City (NYC) Public Schools. This RFP seeks applications from eligible bidders to provide coursework leading to initial and/or professional NYS certification in Speech and Language Disabilities, including supervised clinical practicum placements (i.e., supervised clinical experience), for individuals residing or working in the NYC metropolitan area – including individuals who work full-time and need to complete program requirements in the evening and/or on weekends – to prepare them for work in NYC Public Schools.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than September 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #20-002 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 9/6/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP20002@nysed.gov no later than the close of business on August 30, 2019.

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 September 9, 2019.

Date Posted: August 13, 2019

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RFP #20-009: Professional Cooking and Managing Your Child Nutrition Program Training
Full RFP Document Professional Cooking and Managing Your Child Nutrition Program Training
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Child Nutrition Office is seeking proposals to hire a facility that will host, direct and provide services for the NYSED sponsored training courses “Professional Cooking” and “Managing Your Child Nutrition Program” for statewide school food service personnel. The vendor will develop and maintain a website dedicated to these training sessions. NYSED will tour the facility to ensure it meets criteria prior to awarding the contract.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than 09/19/2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #20-009 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to PROCOOK@nysed.gov no later than the close of business 08/23/2019. 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 08/29/2019.

Date Posted: August 2, 2019

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RFP #20-001: Scoring Pilot and Field Tests for Select New York State Examinations
Full RFP Document Scoring Pilot and Field Tests for Select New York State Examinations
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment is seeking proposals to score constructed-response items and/or essays on pilot and field tests for examinations including, but not limited to, Regents Examinations in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The successful bidder will provide for the scoring of pilot and field tests administered during the five calendar years of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. Bidders must bid on the scoring of all examinations selected by NYSED in the content areas listed in this RFP.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than September 20, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #20-001 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 9/6/19
Sample Field Test Answer Booklet Pages for QA #5 PDF icon – Posted 9/6/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business August 23, 2019. 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 September 6, 2019.

Date Posted: August 2, 2019

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RFP #19-021: Special Education Mediation
Full RFP Document Special Education Mediation
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) P-12 Office of Special Education is seeking proposals to provide annual training to approximately 125 individuals who serve as New York State special education mediators, as set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and promote the use of special education mediation. In addition, NYSED is also seeking proposals to provide reimbursement of mediation administrative costs to the State's twenty (20) Community Dispute Resolution Centers (CDRCs) and collect and report data on the number and type of special education mediation sessions conducted throughout the State.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than July 30, 2019, by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-021 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Updated 7/15/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP19021@nysed.gov no later than the close of business July 9, 2019. Questions should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than July 16, 2019.

Date Posted: June 24, 2019

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RFP #19-027: Implementation of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness and Support for Target Districts and Identified Schools
Full RFP Document Implementation of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness and Support for Target Districts and Identified Schools
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Accountability is seeking proposals from vendors with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to provide district and school-based technical assistance aligned to the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) in New York’s Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools and Target Districts; provide professional development on DTSDE to educational leaders across the state; and help develop capacity within the field. Target Districts use the feedback from the DTSDE needs assessment process and on-site technical assistance to complete a District Comprehensive Improvement Plan and any necessary School Comprehensive Education Plans.

The DTSDE articulates the State’s theory of action regarding the optimal conditions for district and school effectiveness. (See the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness web page for the Department’s materials concerning the DTSDE process.)

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than July 19, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-027 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 7/3/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to DTSDERFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business June 21, 2019. 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 July 5, 2019.

Date Posted: May 31, 2019

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RFP #19-034: Early Childhood and School-Age Family and Community Engagement Centers for Staten Island
Full RFP Document Early Childhood and School-Age Family and Community Engagement Centers for Staten Island
Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the purposes of working collaboratively with the NYSED Office of Special Education (OSE)  Educational Partnership to provide technical assistance and professional development that will promote meaningful family involvement within the educational system, build collaborative community relationships, and provide information and training about available service options and delivery systems for children from birth-5 and students age 5-21 in Staten Island.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than May 30, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-034 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 5/15/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP19034@nysed.gov no later than the close of business May 8, 2019. 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 15, 2019.

Date Posted: April 23, 2019

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IFB #19-003: Transportation: Unkechaug Nation to and from Center Moriches Union Free Schools
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Transportation: Unkechaug Nation to and from Center Moriches Union Free Schools

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking bids for the transportation of certain Native American pupils from the Unkechaug Indian Nation to and from school buildings in the Center Moriches Union Free School District, BOCES sites and certain other locations as determined by the Committee on Special Education or other Center Moriches Union Free School District offices, with the approval of NYSED. The transportation to be provided must include but is not limited to regular school year home to school transportation, including late busing, as well as summer school transportation. Transportation will also be provided for children with disabilities and/or students with academic interventions who may require abbreviated school days. Eligible applicants include private bus companies, motor coach companies and school districts who have demonstrated expertise in the area of school bus transportation. NYSED will award one (1) contract with a term of five (5) years. The contract will run from September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2024. Transportation will be provided for the 2019-20 through 2023-24 school years, including summer school sessions as needed. Subcontracting is not allowed for this contract; services must be provided by the bidding organization.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than May 28, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full IFB #19-003 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 5/14/19

Questions regarding this IFB must be submitted by E-mail to NATransportIFB@nysed.gov no later than the close of business May 7, 2019. Questions should be identified as either Program or Fiscal. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than May 14, 2019.

Date Posted: April 17, 2019

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RFP #18-018: New York State Religious and Independent Schools, Professional Development Resource Centers
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New York State Religious and Independent Schools, Professional Development Resource Centers

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) State Office of Religious and Independent Schools is seeking proposals to establish three (3) regional Professional Development Resource Centers. (PDRC) 

Part A. Resource Center to serve New York City (NYC) Religious and Independent Schools – all five boroughs

Part B. Resource Center to serve Long Island (LI) Religious and Independent Schools – Suffolk and Nassau counties

Part C. Resource Center to serve Rest of State (RoS) Religious and Independent Schools - not to include schools located in NYC or on Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau counties)  

The regional Professional Development Resource Centers (PDRC) will work in collaboration with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to provide professional development to religious and independent school teachers and leaders.  

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than April 26, 2019 by 3:00 PM:

Refer to the full RFP #18-018 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 4/4/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFPSORIS@nysed.gov  no later than the close of business March 22, 2019.  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 April 5, 2019.

Date Posted: February 28, 2019

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RFP #19-016a: Multi Database – Pupil Transportation Reports System
  • Update 2/15/19: This is a re-bid of RFP 19-016. Please see the mandatory requirement in the full RFP #19-016a documents. The Mandatory Requirements Certification Form (Found in the Submission Documents) must be filled out, signed and submitted with the Technical Proposal. Bids that do not include the Mandatory Requirements Certification Form will be disqualified.
Full RFP Document:

Multi Database – Pupil Transportation Reports System

Description

The NYS Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals to maintain the following pupil transportation database projects for the New York State Education Department’s Pupil Transportation Report System:

Database Project # 1 - School Bus Driver, Monitor and Attendant Training Data Base 

The vendor must collect, and tabulate information related to pupil transportation safety training course completions by school bus drivers (public and nonpublic schools), and monitors/attendants. Annually there are approximately 5,000 drivers and 1,000 monitors/attendants completing courses. The vendor will also perform 20 to 25 record reviews annually of carriers that transport students for public and non-public schools. The vendor will review a cross section of driver files the carrier currently has in their employ.

Database Project #2 - School Bus Accident and Fatality Data Base

The vendor will collect, tabulate and analyze reports and information related to school bus accidents in New York State.  Annually there are approximately 1,000 school bus accidents.  The vendor will also conduct an on-site accident investigation of any school bus student, and/or school bus driver and/or school bus monitor/attendant fatality.  There was one student fatality in the 2016/2017 and one student fatality in the 2017/2018 school year.  Additionally, the accident database vendor will be required to provide NYSED with a written annual analysis of accidents and fatalities entitled “School Bus Safety Is One Bus Stop At A Time” for inclusion in the annual Professional Development Seminar curriculum. NYSED will provide the winning bidder with copies of the existing databases to add to and maintain.  NYSED will require complete copies of the database to be submitted electronically on an annual basis, and for the submission of periodic reports, at least twice a year.

This work is required under Education Law section 3650-c.

Bidders must submit a proposal that includes both database projects.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than February 28, 2019 by 3:00 PM:

Refer to the full RFP #19-016a documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Revised Questions and Answers PDF icon

Questions regarding this Request for Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to: BusDriverPD2019@nysed.gov no later than the close of business February 19, 2019. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal, or MWBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than February 25, 2019.

Date Posted: February 15, 2019

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RFP #19-025: Early Childhood and School-Age Family and Community Engagement Centers

2/8/19:

  • Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 2/8/19
  • The submission document has been revised and is available from the RFP #19-025 documents page. Please see the Questions and Answers document (QA #154) for information on the revision.

1/23/19: The RFP submission deadline has been extended. Proposals must be received by February 27, 2019 by 3:00 PM at NYSED in Albany, New York. Additional changes are summarized on the RFP #19-025 documents page.

Full RFP Document:

Early Childhood and School-Age Family and Community Engagement Centers

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the purposes of working collaboratively with the NYSED Office of Special Education (OSE)  Educational Partnership to provide technical assistance and professional development that will promote meaningful family involvement within the educational system, build collaborative community relationships, and provide information and training about available service options and delivery systems for children from birth-5 and students age 5-21.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than February 27, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-025 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 2/8/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP19025@nysed.gov no later than the close of business January 30, 2019. 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 February 8, 2019.

Date Posted: December 18, 2018

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RFP #19-024: Regional Partnership Center

RECENT UPDATES

1/23/19:

  • The subcontracting limit has been changed from 30% to 40% and the RFP document and the cost proposal spreadsheet have been updated to reflect this change.
  • The Questions and Answers PDF icon summary document is now available.
Full RFP Document:

Regional Partnership Center

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education (OSE) is seeking proposals for the purposes of working collaboratively with the OSE Educational Partnership to provide technical assistance and professional development to improve instructional practices for and outcomes of students with disabilities.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than February 12, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-024 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 1/23/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP19024@nysed.gov no later than the close of business January 10, 2019. 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 January 23, 2019.

Date Posted: December 18, 2018

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RFP #19-007: Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership for Equity

RECENT UPDATES

1/23/19:

  • The subcontracting limit has been changed from 30% to 40% and the RFP document and the cost proposal spreadsheet have been updated to reflect this change.
  • The Questions and Answers PDF icon summary document is now available.
Full RFP Document:

Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership for Equity

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the purposes of providing NYSED directed technical assistance and professional development in the areas of cultural/racial/linguistic diversity to a variety of stakeholders.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than February 12, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-007 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 1/23/19

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP19007@nysed.gov no later than the close of business January 10, 2019. 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 January 23, 2019.

Date Posted: December 18, 2018

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RFP #19-015: School Bus Driver Professional Development Seminar Development and Delivery – Pupil Transportation
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School Bus Driver Professional Development Seminar Development and Delivery – Pupil Transportation

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for the development, writing and delivery of the annual Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Curriculum for School Bus Driver Instructors (SBDIs) required under Education Law 3650 and Commissioner’s Regulations 156.3.  The Professional Development Seminar is the major tool for providing updated and continual training of School Bus Driver Instructors, who in turn provide required school bus safety training and annual refresher training to public and non-public school bus drivers, monitors and attendants. NYSED is seeking eligible applicants that can:

  1. Develop curriculum for educational setting within the pupil transportation industry.
  2. Locate and secure suitable classroom space across the State.
  3. Demonstrate the capacity to adequately staff, schedule and coordinate the statewide training activity.
  4. Ensure that the MIs are certified and teach the full approved curriculum without material deviations. In order to ensure compliance, the applicant will conduct random onsite visits as outlined below.
Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than February 1, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP #19-015 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 1/15/19

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by E-mail to BusDriverPD2019@nysed.gov no later than January 4, 2019.  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 January 16, 2019.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018

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RFQ #19-028: Smart Start Grant Qualifications of Professional Development and Support Services Providers
  • RECENT UPDATES:
Full RFP Document:

Smart Start Grant Qualifications of Professional Development and Support Services Providers

Overview

To Assist New York State School Districts in Increasing K-5 Educator Expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Subject Areas, Including Computer Science, as well as Educational Technology

Application Period: Fall 2018 for the 2019 - 2020 School Year
Due Date: November 9, 2018

Project Summary

To implement Capital Projects Enacted Budget Bill (S.7504-D, A9504-D) (the “statute”), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is soliciting applications from non-profit partners or institutions of higher education qualified to serve as Professional Development and Support Services Providers to assist New York State School Districts in increasing K-5 educator expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Subject Areas, including Computer Science, as well as Educational Technology. Though, over the course of its implementation, the Smart Start Grant program will build expertise among K-8 educators, the program’s initial rollout will be targeted to K-5 educators to enable a phase-in of opportunities for students as they advance in grade levels. Applications in future years will include professional development and support services for K-5 as well as middle-level (6-8) educators.

THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT RESULT IN A CONTRACT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. NYSED will use the criteria specified within this RFQ to review and approve applications, and to generate a List of Approved Providers of Professional Development and Support Services for the Smart Start Grant Program (the “List”).

This is not a competitive procurement. All providers who meet the criteria specified in this RFQ will be included on the List. The List will be maintained by NYSED and will indicate approved providers that may be selected by local education agencies (LEAs) to provide professional development and support services for Smart Start Grant-funded programs. No funding is directly associated with this application for approval.

Application Deadline

All applicants shall submit all required materials as follows. All required materials must be received by NYSED no later than 3:00pm on the due date of November 9, 2018 in order to be considered by districts for use in the 2019-2020 school year.

Refer to the full RFQ #19-028 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 10/17/18

Any questions concerning this RFQ must be emailed by October 5, 2018 to: SmartStartRFQ@nysed.gov. Questions and responses thereto will be posted on NYSED’s website by October 17, 2018. No individual written responses will be provided.

Date Posted: September 20, 2018

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RFP #19-003: Rescoring Audit – Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests
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Rescoring Audit – Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment is seeking proposals for a vendor to conduct a rescoring audit on a sample of constructed-responses from English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests in Grades 3 through 8 administered to students on computer. During the term of this contract, a rescoring audit will be conducted once for each school year; 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, and 2022–23. For each audit, a written technical report summarizing statewide results must be submitted to NYSED. Local scoring reports on the results of the audit must be sent to each computer-based scoring consortium leader that was included in the audit.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than October 26, 2018 by 3:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET).

Refer to the full RFP #19-003 documents for complete instructions.

Questions Questions and Answers (part 1) PDF icon – Posted 10/4/18
Questions and Answers (part 2) PDF icon – Posted 10/12/18

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov
no later than the close of business September 24, 2018. 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 3, 2018.

Date Posted: September 7, 2018

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RFP #19-008: Federal Program Education Law Legal Consultant
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Federal Program Education Law Legal Consultant

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking services from an established law firm which possesses expertise in Federal Program Education Law and has the capabilities to provide technical assistance, audit review of programmatic operations and training of NYSED staff and sub-grantees about Federal Legislation for Educational Programs.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than August 28, 2018 by 3:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)

Refer to the full RFP #19-008 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to federaleducationlawRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business August 3, 2018. Questions submitted should be identified as Program or Fiscal. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted on this web page by August 13, 2018.

Date Posted: July 17, 2018

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IFB #18-001: Transportation: Unkechaug Reservation to and from Center Moriches Union Free Schools
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Transportation: Unkechaug Reservation to and from Center Moriches Union Free Schools

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking bids for the transportation of certain Native American pupils from the Unkechaug Indian Reservation to and from nonpublic schools and schools in the Center Moriches Union Free School District.  Eligible applicants include private bus companies, motor coach companies and school districts who have demonstrated expertise in the area of school bus transportation.  NYSED will award one (1) contract with a term of five (5) years.  The contract will run from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2023. Transportation will be provided for the 2018-19 through 2022-23 school years, including summer school sessions as needed. Subcontracting is not allowed for this contract; services must be provided by the bidding organization.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than May 16, 2018 by 3:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)

Refer to the full IFB #18-001 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 5/8/18

Questions regarding this IFB must be submitted by E-mail to NATransportIFB@nysed.gov no later than the close of business April 30, 2018.  Questions should be identified as either Program or Fiscal.  A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than May 7, 2018.

Date Posted: April 17, 2018

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IFB #18-002: Transportation: Tuscarora Reservation to and from Niagara Wheatfield Schools
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Transportation: Tuscarora Reservation to and from Niagara Wheatfield Schools

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking bids for the transportation of certain Native American pupils from the Tuscarora Indian Reservation to and from nonpublic schools and schools in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District.  Eligible applicants include private bus companies, motor coach companies and school districts who have demonstrated expertise in the area of school bus transportation.  NYSED will award one (1) contract with a term of five (5) years.  The contract will run from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2023. Transportation will be provided for the 2018-19 through 2022-23 school years, including summer school sessions as needed. Subcontracting is not allowed for this contract; services must be provided by the bidding organization.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than May 16, 2018 by 3:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)

Refer to the full IFB #18-002 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 5/8/18

Questions regarding this IFB must be submitted by E-mail to NATransportIFB@nysed.gov no later than the close of business April 30, 2018.  Questions should be identified as either Program or Fiscal.  A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than May 7, 2018.

Date Posted: April 17, 2018

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RFP #18-007: Translations of New York State Examinations and Related Materials
  • UPDATE 4/27/18:
    • The RFP Application Document has been revised. The only changes are on pages 1 and 15 (increase of subcontracting limit). Additional information about these revisions is available in the Questions and Answers PDF icon document.
    • The Cost Proposal Spreadsheet has been revised to fix an error with a formula.
    • The revised documents are available from RFP 18-007 Documents.
Full RFP Document:

Translations of New York State Examinations and Related Materials

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of State Assessment, is seeking proposals from highly qualified proposers with expertise in providing written translations for New York State examinations and exam-related materials into nine (9) languages. This request pertains to secure State-developed and State-approved exams and exam-related materials including examination reference tables and parent reports on individual student test performance. Translations will include the following five (5) “base” languages: Chinese-Traditional, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish, and may include any or all of the following four (4) “additional” languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese-Simplified, and Urdu. Not all documents will require translations into every language. For the purposes of this contract, services are to be provided on an as needed, if needed basis.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than May 15, 2018 by 3:00 PM, Eastern Time (ET)

Refer to the full RFP #18-007 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business April 11, 2018. Questions submitted should be identified as Program or Fiscal. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here by April 24, 2018.

Date Posted: March 28, 2018

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RFP #18-017: Building Quality Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Workshops
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Building Quality Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Workshops

Description

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 creation of quality Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as a part of 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 hosting four (4) SLO workshop sessions at NYSED in Albany, New York and two (2) follow-up webinars.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than December 8, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP #18-017 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon - Posted 11/21/17

Date Posted: November 3, 2017

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RFP #18-016: Assessment and Evaluation Workgroups to Explore Current New York State Requirements and Best Practices for Teacher and Principal Evaluation
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Assessment and Evaluation Workgroups to Explore Current New York State Requirements and Best Practices for Teacher and Principal Evaluation

Description

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 exploration, analysis, and review of quality assessments (Assessment Workgroup) and/or performance metrics (Evaluation Workgroup) as a part of 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, and to explore whether the Department’s current regulations related to teacher and principal evaluation are creating unintended barriers to implementation of an evaluation system that can be used when making decisions regarding support and development of the teacher and principal workforce, the Department will engage with the field, with the assistance of the selected technical assistance provider, by hosting three (3) Assessment Workgroup sessions and (3) three webinar Assessment Workgroup sessions along with three (3) Evaluation Workgroup sessions and (3) three webinar Evaluation Workgroup sessions. Participants in the Assessment Workgroup and Evaluation Workgroup will regularly convene during 2018-2019 to provide feedback to the Department and to help formulate recommendations to the Board of Regents on assessments and evaluation in support of the implementation of Education Law §3012-d.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Submission Instructions section of the RFP, no later than December 8, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP #18-016 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon - Posted 11/21/17

Date Posted: November 3, 2017

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RFP #18-013: Elementary, Intermediate (Middle) Level, and High School New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)
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Elementary, Intermediate (Middle) Level, and High School New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of State Assessment (OSA), is seeking proposals for the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) and New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). Services include development, research, printing, shipping, scoring, and score reporting of operational and field tests aligned with New York State's approved English Language Arts (ELA) learning standards.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than December 15, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP #18-013 documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 11/22/17

Questions regarding this request must be submitted by Email to AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business November 10, 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 November 24, 2017.

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

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RFP #18-014: Community Schools Regional Technical Assistance Centers (TACs)
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Community Schools Regional Technical Assistance Centers (TACs)

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Student Support Services is seeking proposals for the establishment and operation of three regional Technical Assistance Centers to provide technical assistance to school districts establishing or operating Community Schools.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than Monday, November 13, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 10/30/17

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to COMMSCHOOL@NYSED.GOV no later than the close of business Wednesday, October 18, 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 Monday, October 30, 2017.

Date Posted: October 5, 2017

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RFP #17-018a: Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership PR/HYL
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Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership PR/HYL

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders to plan and conduct the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI), in conjunction with the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force (Task Force).  Every year, the Task Force plans a statewide adult “SOMOS” conference for interested individuals to share their concerns on issues affecting the Latino community, and to suggest legislative action on programs that will address those concerns.  The New York State Assembly sponsors the PR/HYLI in conjunction with the larger conference.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than October 23, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 10/12/17

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to PRHYLI@nysed.gov no later than the close of business October 9, 2017.  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 October 13, 2017.  

Date Posted: September 29, 2017

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RFP #17-032: Regional Convenings for Integrating Staff Evaluation into a Systemic Approach to Talent Management
Full RFP Document:

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

Description

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.
Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than August 18, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

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.

Date Posted: July 21, 2017

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RFP #17-034: Building Quality Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Workshops
Full RFP Document:

Building Quality Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Workshops

Description

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 creation of quality Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as a part of 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 hosting four (4) SLO workshop sessions at NYSED in Albany, New York and two (2) follow-up webinars.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than August 15, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers – Posted 8/2/17

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to SLOWorkshopsRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business July 26, 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 2, 2017.

Date Posted: July 17, 2017

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RFQ #17-002: Qualifications for Independent Receivers
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Qualifications for Independent Receivers

Program Summary

In April 2015, Subpart E of Part EE of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 added a new Section, 211-f, to Education Law. Section 211-f requires that Persistently Struggling Schools, schools that have been in the most severe accountability status since the 2006-07 school year, be given an initial one-year period under a Superintendent Receiver to improve student performance. Struggling Schools, schools that have been Priority Schools since the 2012-13 school year, will be given an initial two-year period under a Superintendent Receiver to improve student performance. Should Struggling Schools or Persistently Struggling Schools not make demonstrable progress within the prescribed time frame; an Independent Receiver will then be appointed to the school for up to three years.

NYSED will use the criteria specified within this RFQ to review and approve applications, and to generate a list of Approved Independent Receivers for Persistently Struggling and Struggling Schools.

Application Deadline

All applicants shall submit all required materials. Applications will be accepted on a continuous and ongoing basis. The Department will review submissions and update the approved list as applications are approved.

To be considered for receivership appointments for the 2017-2018 school year, it is encouraged that applications for approval for the list be received by the Department no later than August 11, 2017. 

Refer to the full RFQ documents for complete instructions.

Questions

RFQ 17-002: Questions and AnswersAdditional Questions/Answers Posted 8/9/17

Any questions concerning this RFQ should be submitted to ReceivershipRFQ@NYSED.gov. Questions and answers related to this updated RFQ will be updated regularly. The submitted questions and responses will be posted here.

Date Posted: July 14, 2017

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RFP #17-033: Assessment and Evaluation Workgroups to Explore Current New York State Requirements and Best Practices for Teacher and Principal Evaluation
Full RFP Document:

Assessment and Evaluation Workgroups to Explore Current New York State Requirements and Best Practices for Teacher and Principal Evaluation

Description

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 exploration, analysis, and review of quality assessments (Assessment Workgroup) and/or performance metrics (Evaluation Workgroup) as a part of 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, and to explore whether the Department’s current regulations related to teacher and principal evaluation are creating unintended barriers to implementation of an evaluation system that can be used when making decisions regarding support and development of the teacher and principal workforce, the Department will engage with the field, with the assistance of the selected technical assistance provider, by hosting three (3) Assessment Workgroup sessions and (3) three webinar Assessment Workgroup sessions along with three (3) Evaluation Workgroup sessions and (3) three webinar Evaluation Workgroup sessions. Participants in the Assessment Workgroup and Evaluation Workgroup will regularly convene during the 2017-2018 school year to provide feedback to the Department and to help formulate recommendations to the Board of Regents on assessments and evaluation in support of the implementation of Education Law §3012-d.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than July 14, 2017 by 3:00 PM

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 6/30/17

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to AssessEvalWrkgrpRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business June 27, 2017.  Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE.  A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted to NYSED's website no later than July 3, 2017.

Date Posted: June 16, 2017

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RFP #17-014: Transcribing New York State Exams and Related Materials into Braille
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Transcribing New York State Exams and Related Materials into Braille

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment (OSA) is seeking proposals for the transcribing of New York State Exams and exam-related materials into braille. This request pertains to secure State-developed and State-approved exams including Regents Exams, and elementary- and intermediate-level science tests, as well as science reference tables, scoring materials, reports of exam results, and mathematics tables.

In the course of the contract resulting from this RFP, no personally identifiable information will be provided to the contractor because none is necessary in order for the contractor to perform the services detailed in this RFP.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than April 21, 2017 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business on March 31st, 2017.  Questions submitted should be identified as Program or Fiscal.  A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here by April 7th, 2017.

Date Posted: March 17, 2017

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RFP #17-017: Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE)
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Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE)

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals to establish an Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE) to address staff shortages in bilingual special education and related service areas through administration of a tuition assistance program involving coordination with NYSED, university-level training programs and LEAs.  The purposes of the ITI-BSE are to:

  • manage a tuition assistance program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing certification to provide services to bilingual students with disabilities in New York State (NYS);
  • provide instructional support to colleges and universities that offer programs leading to BSE certification;
  • engage in outreach to the public, school districts and approved private programs to identify qualified candidates;
  • provide technical assistance to candidates in the areas of certification, coursework requirements, and ITI-BSE requirements; and
  • report to NYSED on candidates’ progress, program completion, completion of service commitments and certification rates.
Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than April 21, 2017 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon - Posted April 7, 2017

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to RFP17017@nysed.gov no later than the March 31, 2017.  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 April 7, 2017.  

Date Posted: March 17, 2017

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RFP #17-029: Technical Assistance Center for the Universal Service Discount (E-Rate) Program
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Technical Assistance Center for the Universal Service Discount (E-Rate) Program

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Educational Design and Technology (ED&T) within the P-12 Program Area is seeking proposals for the provision of technical assistance and planning services related to the implementation of the Universal Service Discount (E-Rate) Program for schools and libraries in New York State. NYSED encourages entities experienced in consulting for educational institutions on the utilization of E-Rate funding to respond to this Request for Proposals.

The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. The mission of NYSED is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. The vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world. The Educational Design and Technology unit of NYSED helps guide the effective integration of technology to transform learning environments statewide. It harnesses information, communication, and professional networks to support innovations that maximize school and learner success.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than April 28, 2017 at 3:00pm.

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 4/13/17

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to ERateTACrfp@nysed.gov no later than the close of business on April 4, 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 April 13, 2017.

Date Posted: March 17, 2017

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RFP #17-018: Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership PR/HYLI
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Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership PR/HYLI

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders to plan and conduct the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI), in conjunction with the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force (Task Force). Every year, the Task Force plans a statewide adult “SOMOS” conference for interested individuals to share their concerns on issues affecting the Latino community, and to suggest legislative action on programs that will address those concerns. The New York State Assembly sponsors the PR/HYLI in conjunction with the larger conference.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than March 30, 2017 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to PRHYLI@nysed.gov no later than the close of business March 10, 2017.  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 March 17, 2017.

Date Posted: February 24, 2017

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RFP #17-011: State-Level Evaluation of the New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program
  • RECENT UPDATES
    • 11/3/16 Update: NYSED has revised the Cost Proposal Spreadsheet Excel document to correct a tabulation error in the previous version.
    • Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 10/24/16
    • NYSED has revised page 10 of the RFP. The first program-level assessment report is due December 31, 2018. Please review question #28 in the Questions and Answers PDF icon document for additional information.
Full RFP Document:

State-Level Evaluation of the New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for the State-level evaluation of its 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program that is required by the United States Department of Education (USDOE). The selected evaluator will assess the extent to which the expected outcomes of this program have been achieved. The results of this evaluation will be used to guide NYSED’s efforts to: direct and improve its administration of the program; provide assistance to local grantees; and improve program quality and outcomes for participating students.

Bidders should demonstrate experience in the successful development and management of evaluations of educational intervention programs. The evaluator’s responsibilities will encompass analyses of the processes and outcomes of the 21st CCLC program. The evaluator will work in collaboration with staff at NYSED.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than November 7, 2016 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 10/24/16

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by e-mail to 21CRFP@nysed.gov no later than the close of business October 11, 2016. 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 October 24, 2016.

Date Posted: September 27, 2016

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RFP #17-016: Intensive Teacher Institute for Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired (ITI-TVI)
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Intensive Teacher Institute for Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired (ITI-TVI)

Description

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.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than November 14, 2016 by 3:00 PM.

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – 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.

Date Posted: September 26, 2016

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RFP #17-020: Summer Food Service Program Campaign
  • UPDATE 9/7/16:
    • Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 9/7/16
    • NYSED has revised RFP Section 1.6, Payment, to allow the vendor to submit vouchers for payment as deliverables are completed, rather than submitting vouchers with the quarterly progress report. Review the revised RFP documents for additional information.
Full RFP Document:

Summer Food Service Program Campaign

Description

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for a comprehensive statewide multi-media campaign to promote the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to low income families.  The vendor would be responsible for developing an impressive statewide multi-media campaign that advertises the availability of nutritious meals for anyone 18 years old and younger during the summer months at no cost through the SFSP.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due at NYSED, as detailed in the Proposal Submission section of the RFP, no later than 3:00 PM on September 23, 2016.

Refer to the full RFP documents for complete instructions.

Questions

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 9/7/16

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to RFP17020@nysed.gov no later than the close of business August 26, 2016. Questions regarding this request should be identified as either Program or Fiscal.   A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than September 7, 2016.

Date Posted: August 12, 2016

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RFQ #15-004: Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics Providers
Full RFQ Document:

Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics Providers

Description

To implement the provisions of Education Law §3012-d relating to annual professional performance reviews of classroom teachers and building principals, the New York State Education Department (“NYSED” or “Department”), is soliciting application for Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics that will be used as part of teacher and principal evaluations. THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT RESULT IN A CONTRACT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. NYSED will use the objective criteria specified within to review such proposals and will generate a new list of Approved Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics Under §3012-d. This list will be available at: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/practicerubrics/home.html.

On April 13, 2015, the Governor signed Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 to add a new Education Law §3012-d to establish a new evaluation system for classroom teachers and building principals. As a result, during the June 2015 meeting of the Board of Regents, Subpart 30-2 was amended and a new Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents was added as an emergency adoption in order to implement Education Law §3012-d.

The new law requires teachers and principals to be evaluated based on two categories: the Student Performance Category and the Observation/School Visit Category. The Observation/School Visit Category is made up of three subcomponents, required observations/school visits by supervisors or other trained administrators, required observations/school visits by impartial independent trained evaluator(s)1, and optional observations/school visits by trained peer educators. Section 30-3.9 of the Rules of the Board of Regents requires the Commissioner to evaluate teacher and principal practice rubrics based on the criteria outlined in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Such rubrics include those previously placed on the list of “Approved Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics” pursuant to Education Law §3012-c. Rubrics approved under the previous list will be deemed as approved for use under Education Law §3012-d unless disqualified by the Department or withdrawn by the provider. For new rubrics, or updates to rubrics approved under Education Law §3012-c, submissions must be made to this RFQ in order to be approved for use under Education Law §3012-d. All applicants, both new and those with rubrics approved under the previous list, are encouraged to complete and submit Form F to provide supplemental information about how their rubrics align with Education Law §3012-d.

All approved providers who meet the criteria specified in this RFQ will be included in this list. The list will be maintained by NYSED. No funding is directly associated with this application for approval.

The approved list will be updated at least annually. There will be an opportunity for new applicants to demonstrate that their organization meets the requirements on a schedule to be determined and published by NYSED. Providers of teacher and/or principal practice rubric services may also be removed from the list subject to the conditions specified within this RFQ.


1During the September 2015 Board of Regents meeting, Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents was amended to provide for a waiver from the requirement that at least one observation/school visit be conducted by one or more impartial independent trained evaluators selected and trained by the district for rural school districts or school districts with only one registered school pursuant to §100.18 of the Commissioner’s regulations that, due to the size and limited resources of the school district, is unable to obtain an independent evaluator within a reasonable proximity without an undue burden. Where a waiver has been granted, the district must instead conduct such observations/school visits utilizing one or more evaluators selected and trained by the district who are different than the evaluator(s) that conducted the observations/school visits required to be performed by the principal/supervisor or other trained administrator.
Questions

Any questions concerning this RFQ must be emailed to: RubricRFQ@nysed.gov. Answers to questions received by October 21 will be posted no later than November 4. Thereafter, questions and responses will be posted on a quarterly basis. The submitted questions and responses will be made available on the Questions and Answers page.

Date Posted: October 13, 2015

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RFQ #15-001: Teacher and Principal Evaluation: Qualifications for Supplemental Assessments and Corresponding Growth Models and/or Assessments for Use with SLOs to Be Used by New York State School Districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Teacher and Principal Evaluations

Note: This RFQ has been revised as of 9/22/15
Full RFQ Document:

Teacher and Principal Evaluation: Qualifications for Supplemental Assessments and Corresponding Growth Models and/or Assessments for Use with SLOs to Be Used by New York State School Districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Teacher and Principal Evaluations

Description

To implement the provisions of Education Law �3012-d relating to annual professional performance reviews (APPRs) of classroom teachers and building principals, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is soliciting applications for assessments that will be used as measures of student growth, either through supplemental assessments in conjunction with a growth model for use in the Optional Student Performance Subcomponent or through an assessment used with a student learning objective (SLO) (see definition below) that will generate a growth target for one year of expected growth for use in the Required Student Performance Subcomponent, and will subsequently contribute to teachers' and principals' APPRs.

Please note, per Education Law �3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, "supplemental assessments" may include assessments that have been developed or designed by the State, in addition to those that have been purchased or acquired by the State from (i) another state; (ii) an institution of higher education; or (iii) a commercial or not-for-profit entity; provided that such entity must be objective and may not have a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict of interest. Supplemental assessments may also be tests or assessments that have been previously designed or acquired by local districts.

Questions

Any questions concerning this RFQ must be emailed by September 24, 2015 to: ASSESSRFQ@nysed.gov. (Note: This email address is for questions only; do not submit application materials to this address.) Questions and responses thereto will be posted on the Questions and Answers page by October 8, 2015. No individual responses will be provided. Questions received after the deadline will be answered on the web site above as deemed appropriate by NYSED on a rolling basis.

Date Posted: August 28, 2015 (Revised 9/22/15)

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