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RFP #17-032: Questions and Answers

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


Fiscal Questions

Q1. Will NYSED provide a space for the regional convening meetings, or should the contractor budget for this?

As per the RFP, the vendor will be responsible for procuring/providing meeting space and equipment as well as presenters, panelists, and technical experts for each of the seven (7) regional convenings.

Q2. Can NYSED share the overall expected budget range for this RFP?

NYSED is not providing an expected budget amount for this project. Bidders should develop budgets based on the expenses associated with carrying out the deliverables outlined in the RFP. Please keep in mind that this is a “best value competitive procurement” with 30 percent of the total points awarded based on cost, with lowest cost proposals receiving the highest score. (See “Criteria for Evaluating Bids” section of the RFP for additional information.) Bidders are encouraged to submit budgets that are cost effective.

M/WBE Questions

Q3. Are non-profit organizations exempt from the M/WBE requirements of this solicitation?

Non-profit organizations are not exempt from the M/WBE requirement. M/WBE utilization may be met by purchasing supplies, materials, and/or equipment from NYS Certified M/WBE firms and/or subcontracting services with NYS Certified M/WBE firms.

Last Updated: August 5, 2017 0:44 AM