RFP Number: GT-07 (Archived/Bidding Closed)


Provider of Growth and Value-Added Measures of Teacher and Principal Effectiveness

UPDATED June 6, 2011

UPDATED May 25, 2011

  • Removed M/WBE documents from RFP and included them as a separate file.
  • Revised question submission deadline to be May 31, 2011 at 12:00 P.M.

UPDATED May 24, 2011
  • Added M/WBE Documents to RFP document.
  • Revised the Bid Form Cost Proposal for Service 1 (page 78 of the rfp) so that it ends June 2014 (previously listed through June 2016).
  • The Subcontracting Form (page 88) now only requests three years (previously listed five years).

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals to develop and provide Growth and Value-added Measures of Teacher and Principal Effectiveness. The requested services will include:

  1. Design methodologies and produce growth and value-added measures covering teachers and principals with students in grades 4-8 taking the State English language arts (ELA) and/or mathematics assessments;
  2. Design value-added methodologies and measures covering teachers and principals with students taking any existing State assessments, or new State assessments added during the contract period, that are identified by NYSED as part of the teacher and principal evaluation initiative; and,
  3. Design and deliver reports that effectively communicate results to parents/students, teachers, principals, schools, districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Teacher and Principal Preparation programs, and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).  

Eligible applicants are those vendors with demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of value-added/growth models. In addition, demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of large-scale dynamic web-based reporting systems is preferred.

Subcontracting will be limited to forty percent (40%) of the annual contract budget for each respective Service. NYSED reserves the right to approve all subcontractors. Subcontracting is defined as non-employee direct, personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel. If the relationship with one subcontractor terminates during the contract term, NYSED must be notified immediately and reserves the right to reject any subcontractor the vendor proposes. Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals. The goals are 17% Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and 12% Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). Please see the section in this RFP on M/WBE Mandatory Requirements for information regarding NYSED’s Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Policy.

NYSED will award one contract for all requirements in this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term beginning November 1, 2011 and ending September 23, 2014, with an NYSED option for two one-year renewals pending agreement by NYSED and the vendor on scope of work and cost.

Service Area: Entire State

Mandatory Requirements: See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.

Components contained in RFP Proposal #GT-07 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)

There will be a MANDATORY bidder’s conference for this RFP on May 26, 2011 at 1:30-3:00PM EST. The bidder’s conference will be held as an Elluminate webinar. Bidders must pre-register for the webinar by sending an email to: ValueAddRFP@mail.nysed.gov. Once the email is received, directions and a link for the webinar will be sent to you. Please register for the webinar at least 24 hours before it commences. IMPORTANT NOTE:  Go to the following website to check your minimum requirements at least one day before the scheduled webinar. http://www.elluminate.com/Support/?id=62/. You may need to work with your information technology support staff to upgrade your requirements.

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to ValueAddRFP@mail.nysed.gov no later than the close of business May 31, 2011. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted to http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/rfp.html no later than June 6, 2011.


Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

M/WBE Matters

Monica Young

Lynn Caruso

Joan Ramsey




The following documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and be received at NYSED in Room 505W no later than June 17, 2011 by 3:00 PM:

  • Technical Proposal (three (3) copies, one bearing an original signature) labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #GT-07 Do Not Open
  • Cost Proposal (three (3) copies, one bearing an original signature) and electronic version labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #GT-07 Do Not Open
  • M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #GT-07 Do Not Open 

Note: A copy of the technical and cost proposal must also be submitted in Microsoft Word on CD-ROM. Please include it in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP #GT-07 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
89 Washington Avenue, Room 505W EB
Albany, NY 12234

Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable.

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