RFP Number: SA-09

Scaffolding for English Language Learners (ELL) in NYS’s P-12 ELA and Math Curriculum



The New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) is seeking proposals for applicants with English Language Learner curriculum and instruction expertise to provide feedback on ELA and math curriculum vendor draft scaffolds, guide the development of these vendor scaffolds through creating sample prototypes, and conduct in person sessions with curriculum vendors/developers on research and best practice for scaffolding instruction for ELLs. The purpose is to ensure that the ELL scaffolds in NYS’s curriculum are uniform across P-12 in ELA and Math curriculum modules, and is based on research and best practice.

The eligible applicants are: 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 each institution will provide, are identified in the proposal; not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, companies or agencies. Current NYSED P-12 ELA and Math curriculum development vendors are not eligible applicants. For the purposes of this RFP, an LEA is defined as a school district or a charter school.

NYSED will award one (1) contract with a term of approximately 12 months, beginning on May 17, 2013 and ending on May 16, 2014.

Components Contained in RFP Proposal RFP #SA-09

  • Description Of Services To Be Performed
  • Proposal Format, Content, and Submission
  • Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
  • Assurances and Administrative Specifications
  • Submission Documents


The period for content questions closed on December 21, 3013. Please refer to the Questions and Answers PDF icon (40 kb) document for answers to questions received. Questions about the RFP application process may still be directed to ellscaffold@mail.nysed.gov.

The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

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

Vicki Jones

Lynn Caruso

Joan Ramsey

Schedule of Key Events



RFP Release Date                        

December 6, 2012

Proposals Due

January 22, 2013 @ 3:00 PM ET

Approximate Review/Selection Deadline

February 28, 2013

Contract Execution

May 17, 2013

Application Deadline and Submission Requirements

The following documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Section 2 - Proposal Format, Contents and Submission, and be received at NYSED no later than January 22, 2013 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #SA-09 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #SA-09 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #SA-09 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents— RFP #SA-09 Do Not Open
  5. CD-ROM containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted using Microsoft Word. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP #SA-09 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

New York State Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Lynn Caruso, RFP #SA-09
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 505W EB
Albany, New York 12234

(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)


Original RFP Posting Date: December 6, 2012

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Last Updated: January 24, 2013 10:57 AM