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IFB #24-001

Transportation: Unkechaug Nation to and from Center Moriches Union Free Schools

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Indigenous Education 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 is anticipated to run from September 1, 2024 – August 31, 2029. Transportation will be provided for the 2024-25 through 2028-29 school years, including summer school sessions as needed.

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

Subcontracting is not allowed for this contract; services must be provided by the bidding organization.

There are no M/WBE goals for this IFB. However, as part of NYSED's commitment to utilizing M/WBE firms, NYSED strongly encourages bidders to use New York State certified M/WBE firms as suppliers to the greatest extent possible.

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirements section of the IFB.

IFB Components

Components contained in IFB#24-001 are as follows:

  1. Description of Services to Be Performed
  2. Submission
  3. Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
  4. Assurances
  5. Submission Documents (Attachments A-G, in a separate document)

Questions and Answers

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to IFB24-001@nysed.gov no later than the close of business May 14, 2024. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program or Fiscal. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than May 28, 2024. The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

Contact Information for Questions
Program Matters
Fiscal Matters

Keri Willis

Adam Kutryb

Submission Instructions

Bidders are requested to submit their bids electronically. The following documents should be submitted by email as detailed in the Submission section of the IFB, and must be received at NYSED no later than June 11, 2024, by 3:00 PM Eastern Time:

  1. Submission Documents including Cost Proposal labeled [name of bidder] Submission Documents IFB #24-001

The email address for all the documentation is cau@nysed.gov.

Instructions for Submitting an Electronic Bid: 

  1. The submission documents and cost proposal should be submitted in Microsoft Office. PDF files that are editable and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) searchable are acceptable. Please do not submit the bid as a scanned PDF. 
  2. Submission documents requiring a signature must be signed using one of the methods listed below, and may be submitted in a Microsoft Office, PDF, or JPG document. A scanned PDF is acceptable for these documents.
  3. The following forms of e-signatures are acceptable:
    1. handwritten signatures on faxed or scanned documents
    2. e-signatures that have been authenticated by a third-party digital software, such as DocuSign and Adobe Sign
    3. stored copies of the images of signatures that are placed on a document by copying and pasting or otherwise inserting them into the documents. 
  4. Unacceptable forms of e-signatures include:
    1. a typed name, including a signature created by selecting a script or calligraphy font for the typed name of the person “signing”
  5. To identify the signer and indicate that the signer understood and intended to agree to the terms of the signed document, the signer will sign beside or provide by email the following attestation: "I agree, and it is my intent, to sign this document by [describe the signature solution used] and by electronically submitting this document to [name of recipient individual or entity]. I understand that my signing and submitting this document is the legal equivalent of having placed my handwritten signature on the submitted document and this attestation. I understand and agree that by electronically signing and submitting this document I am affirming to the truth of the information contained therein."
  6. In order to ensure the timely receipt of your bid, please use the subject line "BID SUBMISSION IFB 24-001" - failure to appropriately label your bid or submitting a bid to any email address other than the one identified above may result in the bid not being received by the deadline or considered for award.
  7. Bids must be received by 3:00 pm Eastern Time on the due date.

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Last Updated: April 23, 2024 3:53 PM