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RFP #20-009

Professional Cooking and Managing Your Child Nutrition Program Training

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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.

Eligible Bidders

Eligible Bidders are those that can meet all items detailed under Mandatory Requirements. Bidders must sign the Mandatory Requirements Certification form.

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 below.

Terms of Contract

NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for five (5) years, for a term anticipated to begin April 1, 2020 and to end August 31, 2024.

Service Area

A centralized location between Kingston and Syracuse.

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirement section of the RFP.

RFP Components

Components contained in RFP Proposal #20-009 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

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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.

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

Kylie Smith

Lucas Rodriguez

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 09/19/2019 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #20-009 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #20-009 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #20-009 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #20-009 Do Not Open
  5. CD or USB flash drive containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted using Microsoft Office. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD or USB-RFP #20-009 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Lucas Rodriguez, RFP #20-009
Contract Administration Unit, Room 501W EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)

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Last Updated: August 30, 2019 9:31 AM