RFP Number: SA-03A (Archived/Bidding Closed)

 

Curriculum Modules and Statewide Professional Development for New York State English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics


UPDATED January 6, 2012


UPDATED December 9, 2011

Effective today, the New York State Education Department has reissued RFP#SA-03A, Curriculum Modules and Statewide Professional Development for New York State English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics.

This RFP is being reissued to address feedback received from potential applicants through the original RFP's question and answer process related to intellectual property and Creative Commons License requirements. The content changes in this RFP clarify the agency’s position regarding intellectual property ownership, as well as how deliverables should be bundled and transmitted to NYSED. We have also included a slight change in bidding requirements for those bidding on the P-2 Competitive Subsection for both ELA & Literacy and Mathematics. In addition, some adjustments have been made to the schedule and timetable for deliverables to accommodate the re-release of this RFP. The remainder, and bulk of the RFP content, remains unchanged from the original version.

Among the highlighted changes are the following:

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A revised RFP submission deadline has been established. All RFP submissions are now due by 3:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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There will be no bidders conference scheduled for this reissued RFP, however, a new RFP Question and Answer period is included on page 4.

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The contract time period has been adjusted.

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A new Appendix G: RFP Questions and Answers has been added and includes a comprehensive listing of relevant RFP questions previously received and answered by NYSED.

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Revisions to the Mandatory Requirements for Intellectual Property/Creative Commons Licensing sections.

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Inclusion of a new portion of the cost proposal to include costs for printing curricula developed for grades P-2 in ELA & Literacy and for printing curriculum modules developed for grades P-2 in Mathematics. This new printing requirement can be found on page 46. Printing cost is reflected in the cost sheets found on pages 93 and 95, the Scoring Methodology found on page 78 and the deliverables timeline found on page 56.

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A revised timetable and schedule for deliverables – including delivery of printed curricula for ELA&Literacy and Mathematics P-2 bids - is found on page 56 for curricula and curriculum modules and on pages 49 and 52 for associated professional development and for curricula, curriculum modules development and professional development on page 77.

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Removal of the Gettysburg Address1 and substitution of written analysis of a 2nd grade math module on place value as a required proposal element submission on page 73 with an associated change to Appendix C.

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A revised process for bundling, submitting and acceptance of deliverables is found on pages 25, 36, 44 and 54.

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A glossary term, “scaffolding” redefined in the Glossary on page 12.

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1 If the vendor already completed the work for submission element 2.5.3 (G) using the Gettysburg Address for the Math (grades 3-HS), this will serve as an acceptable submission element.


Overview

The New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) seeks proposals to develop curriculum (ELA & Literacy P-2 only) and curriculum modules with associated statewide professional development aligned to the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards, which for English Language Arts (“ELA”) & Literacy and Mathematics include the Common Core State Standards. Taken together, these standards are known as the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy (“NYS P-12 CCLS for ELA & Literacy”) and the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics (“NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics”).

These curriculum (ELA & Literacy P-2 only) and curriculum modules will:

  • Support teaching and learning in Pre-Kindergarten (“P”) through Grade 12 classrooms across New York State and provide access to sequenced, spiraled, content-rich statewide curriculum programming and instructional practices that support the attainment of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards and align to the Board of Regents’ strategic goals.
  • Include teaching and learning experiences that scaffold P-12 grade levels, are focused on P-12 learning progressions, and project a trajectory of learning standards in each content area (English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics).
  • Include curriculum maps, lesson plans, performance tasks, scaffolding materials, samples of student work, and other classroom artifacts. Newly developed modules will provide curriculum and instructional resources targeted to address all learners within any classroom setting.
  • Emphasize attention on resources that support the teaching and learning of English Language Learners (“ELL”), students with disabilities (“SWD”), accelerated learners, and students achieving and performing below grade level (up to two grade levels behind through grade 8, and up to four grade levels behind in high school, grades 9-12). Attention is also emphasized on resources that are planned and developed according to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (“UDL”).

In conjunction with these awards, vendors will also design and implement a system of statewide professional development (“PD”), aligned to the newly created curriculum (ELA & Literacy P-2 only) and curriculum modules, so that the state’s Network Teams have the skills and knowledge necessary to inform and support the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards effectively across the state.

Eligible Applicants

The eligible applicants may include but are not limited to: Local Education Agencies (“LEAs”); Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (“BOCES”); public or private Institutions of Higher Education (“IHEs”);  systems  of public IHE’s, so long as the particular institutions participating in the project, and the services they will provide, are identified in the proposal; not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, companies or agencies; or a consortia of any of the above. For the purposes of this RFP, an LEA is defined as a public school LEA or a charter school. 

The lead applicant for a consortium must be an eligible individual applicant as defined above, must act as the fiscal agent on behalf of the consortium and must provide a minimum of forty percent (40%) of the services as defined in this RFP.

Subcontracting is not to exceed forty percent (40%) of the annual contract budget for each respective Competitive Subsection.  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 replacement 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 on M/WBE Mandatory Requirements for information regarding NYSED’s Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Policy.

Competitive Priority Areas

Competitive Priority Areas: NYSED will award one or more contracts for this RFP.  NYSED has identified two Competitive Priority Areas and Competitive Subsections within each Competitive Priority Area.  Details for how proposals may be submitted are located in “Section 2 – Submission” of this RFP.  An applicant may bid on one or more Competitive Subsections:

Competitive Priority Area 1.Curriculum (ELA & Literacy P-2 only) and Curriculum Modules and PD- NYS P-12 CCLS for ELA & Literacy

Competitive Subsection 1a) Early Learning (Grades P-2) Curriculum and PD for ELA & Literacy
Competitive Subsection 1b) Grades 3-5 Curriculum Modules and PD for ELA & Literacy
Competitive Subsection 1c) Grades 6-8 Curriculum Modules and PD for ELA & Literacy
Competitive Subsection 1d) Grades 9-12 Curriculum Modules and PD for ELA & Literacy

Competitive Priority Area 2. Curriculum Modules and PD - NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics

Competitive Subsection 2a) Early Learning (Grades P-2) Curriculum Modules and PD for Mathematics
Competitive Subsection 2b) Grades 3-5 Curriculum Modules and PD for Mathematics
Competitive Subsection 2c) Grades 6-8 Curriculum Modules and PD for Mathematics
Competitive Subsection 2d) Grades 9-12 Curriculum Modules and PD for Mathematics
Competitive Subsection 2e) High School Mathematics for STEM-Intending Students and PD: Curriculum Modules for Statistics and Probability (Post-Algebra II), Pre-Calculus, and Calculus

Each vendor awarded a contract for a Competitive Subsection associated with this RFP will be required to identify a team leader who will participate in mandatory quarterly face-to-face meetings (in Albany or New York City) in order to align and coordinate efforts.  These meetings will be in addition to regular, individual check-ins regarding progress on contractual obligations.

Contract Lengths Contracts resulting from this RFP must be designated by Competitive Priority Area and Competitive Subsections within each Competitive Priority Area for a term beginning April 1, 2012 and ending September 23, 2014.
Service Area New York State
Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.

Components contained in this RFP Proposal are as follows

Section 1: Description of Services to Be Performed
Section 2: Submission
Section 3: Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
Section 4: Assurances
Section 5: Submission Documents
Section 6: Appendices

Questions About the RFP

Questions and Answers Summary Now Posted PDF icon - POSTED January 6, 2012


Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

M/WBE Matters

Name: Lawrence Paska Name: Lynn Caruso Name: Joan Ramsey

nyscclsrfp@mail.nysed.gov

nyscclsrfp@mail.nysed.gov

nyscclsrfp@mail.nysed.gov

 

Submission Information: All proposal submission requirements are outlined in “Section 2 – Submission” of this RFP.  All proposals must be submitted separately as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and must be received by NYSED no later than January 17, 2012 by 3:00 PM.

Note: As detailed in the Submission section of this RFP, technical proposal documents must also be submitted on CD-ROM as Microsoft Word and/or PDF documents.

The mailing address for all proposals is:
NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 505W EB
Albany, NY 12234

(Facsimile or e-mailed copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)


RFP Documents (Reissued December 9, 2011)

All RFP documentation can be downloaded in a single file from the following:


 

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Last Updated: May 23, 2012 12:15 PM