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RFP #19-019

The New York State Center for School Safety (CFSS) Technical Assistance Center


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The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Student Support Services (SSS) is seeking proposals for the operation of the New York State Center for School Safety (CFSS), a statewide technical assistance center for schools. The services that the Center provides to school districts are critical to the health and safety of students, district and school staff, families and communities throughout the State. Such services include providing professional development and technical assistance at the school and the school district levels; reviewing district safety plans; conducting on-site reviews of policies and practices; responding quickly and efficaciously to emergency situations that may arise; evaluating and analyzing aggregate, deidentified, publicly available student data related to attendance, disciplinary referrals, and suspension as well as incidents of violent and/or bullying, harassment, and discrimination.  In addition, the Center will support safe and supportive school environments free from bullying, harassment and discrimination and providing support to the schools receiving Safe and Supportive Schools grants. The work of the Center helps school personnel provide and maintain safe, supportive and healthy learning environments for the students of the State of New York.  Such environments are paramount for students to have the ability to learn, participate, and excel in all learning opportunities.

The Center will assist schools in creating and maintaining a comprehensive systems-approach model for safe and supportive learning environments. The development and maintenance of a resource-enhanced website and cataloging of resources and best practices to assist schools in ensuring measurable safe and supportive learning environments will also be required.  The Center will work under the direction of and in cooperation and collaboration with NYSED, SSS staff, and other agencies NYSED has chosen as resources to provide supplementary/complementary supports and to ensure that technical assistance and professional development efforts are aligned with the intent of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (Project SAVE), the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), NYSED’s Social Emotional Learning: Essential for Learning, Essential for Life, Essential for New York .and the New York Secure Ammunition Firearms Enforcement Act (NYSAFE Act).

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

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.

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.

Term of Contract

NYSED will award one contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin July 1, 2020 and to end June 30, 2025.

Service Area

The Center will serve all schools in New York State, including all five boroughs within New York City, with a focus on schools designated by NYSED as being Potentially Persistently Dangerous (PD), Persistently Dangerous, districts receiving Safe and Supportive Schools grants and schools and districts identified by SSS. 

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirement section of the RFP.

RFP Components

Components contained in RFP Proposal #19-019 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)
  6. Appendices

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon – Posted 3/31/20

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to rfp19-019@nysed.gov no later than the close of business March 16, 2020. 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 March 30, 2020. The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

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

Gwyn Marschman

Adam Kutryb

Brian Hackett

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 April 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents – RFP #19-019 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal – RFP #19-019 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #19-019 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents – RFP #19-019 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 Flash Drive – RFP#19-019 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Adam Kutryb, RFP# 19-019
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234

RFP Documents
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RFP Submission Documents in PDF PDF icon | RFP Submission Documents in Word Word document icon
RFP Cost Proposal Spreadsheet Excel
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Last Updated: March 31, 2020 5:52 PM