New York State Education Department
Request for Information

Request for Information (RFI) - Early Warning System

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) hereby issues this “Request for Information” (RFI) to determine system capabilities with respect to NYSED’s Early Warning System needs.

The intent of this RFI is to explore the spectrum of existing solutions and capabilities which currently exist. This process is part of the information-gathering phase of our project.  We may use the information garnered from the RFI process to enhance a future procurement(s).

Specifically, this RFI seeks to:
  1. Identify the range and types of services vendors  (interested parties) can offer;
  2. Facilitate understanding of the available tools, strategies, and practices;
  3. Solicit information on successful approaches and best practices;
  4. Ascertain key requirements and issues the State must define and/or consider when developing an approach;
  5. Determine the benefits the State can realistically expect to achieve in both the short- and long-term; and
  6. Increase understanding of the compensation mechanisms used by companies that offer such services.
This RFI is exploratory in nature. It is being conducted to solicit information about industry best practices, ideas, tools, and recommendations from interested parties concerning early warning systems.


Interested Entities are encouraged to submit a written response by July 15, 2011, including a cover letter on company letterhead, characterizing their interest and background.  Information pertaining to ideas, concepts, design issues, and practical knowledge gained from relevant Early Warning System experiences is being sought.


Questions and Answers are now posted.

Date Due:

July 15, 2011
Last Updated: July 8, 2011 12:19 PM