RFP Number: SA-15

Translations of New York State Common Core Learning Standards
and Curriculum Modules for Math



The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for a vendor to develop translations of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Math, the New York State Math P-12 Curriculum Modules, as well as related materials for teachers and parents.  Translations of modules will include teacher materials, student materials, and module assessments. Materials will be translated into Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Arabic, Bengali and Haitian-Creole. Eligible applicants include any company or organization with at least three years of demonstrated experience providing timely, error-proof translations of curriculum materials, including the development of translated text and graphics for illustrations.

Subcontracting is limited to 30% of the annual contract budget. NYSED reserves the right to approve all subcontractors. 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 of the RFP.

NYSED will award one (1) contract with an initial term beginning March 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, with the option to extend for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.

Components Contained in RFP Proposal RFP #SA-15

  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
  7. Attachments 1-2


The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

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

Juan Vargas

Nell Brady

Joan Ramsey

Schedule of Key Events

Activity Date
Release of RFP November 27, 2013
Final Date for Receipt of Questions December 9, 2013
Official Responses to Questions December 16, 2013
Proposals Due Date / RFP Close December 23, 2013
Projected Contract Start Date March 1, 2014

Application Deadline and Submission Requirements

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 December 23, 2013:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents – RFP# SA-15 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal – RFP #SA-15 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #SA-15 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents – RFP #SA-15 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-15 Do Not Open.

Submit each of the above documents in a separately sealed envelope.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Attention: Nell Brady RFP#SA-15
Contract Administration Unit
501W EB
Bureau of Fiscal Management
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)



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Last Updated: December 16, 2013 5:07 PM