New York City Preschool Provider Bilingual/English as a New Language Professional Development Center
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the establishment of a New York City (NYC) Preschool Provider Bilingual/English as a New Language Professional Development Center (Preschool Bilingual/ENL PDC). The purpose of the Preschool Bilingual/ENL PDC will be to provide in-service training which section 4410 preschool special education programs can include in their Interim Alternative Bilingual Placement (IABP) plans so they can continue enrolling English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. The project is intended to increase the capacity of preschool providers in NYC to serve preschool students with disabilities who are ELLs by providing professional development to administrators, paraprofessionals1, teachers and related service providers employed by approved preschool programs on topics including, but not limited to, bilingual and ENL methodology, cultural and linguistic diversity and the integration of bilingual programming throughout a school.
The Preschool Bilingual/ENL PDC will also develop procedures to ensure that the paraprofessionals and professionals participating in the above training have information on tuition assistance provided by the Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE) and registered ITI-BSE programs leading to a bilingual extension or certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching Students with Disabilities from Birth to Grade 2 (TSWD).
1For purposes of this RFP, paraprofessional means teaching assistant or teacher aide.
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.
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)
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 M/WBE Participation Goals section below.
Terms of Contract
NYSED will award one contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a 5-year period, anticipated to begin January 1, 2016 and end December 31, 2020.
The service area is the NYC metropolitan area.
See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.
Components contained in RFP #15-014 are as follows:
- Description Of Services To Be Performed
- Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
- Submission Documents (separate document)
Questions and Answers (57 KB)
Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to RFP15014@nysed.gov no later than the close of business September 28, 2015. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Question and Answer Summary will be posted no later than October 7, 2015 at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/compcontracts.html. The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:
The following documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and must be received at NYSED no later than October 20, 2015 by 3:00 PM:
- Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #15-014 Do Not Open
- Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #15-014 Do Not Open
- Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal - RFP #15-014 Do Not Open
- M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents - RFP #15-014 Do Not Open
- CD-ROM containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted using Microsoft Word. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP #15-014 Do Not Open.
The mailing address for all the above documentation is:
NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Jessica Hartjen, RFP #15-014
89 Washington Avenue, Room 503W EB
Albany, NY 12234
(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)