RFP Number: SA-13

Mathematics Curriculum Reviewer Geometry, Algebra II
and Pre-Calculus (Grades 10-12)



The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Curriculum is seeking proposals from bidders with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to provide third-party validation that the curricular material produced by the math curriculum vendor for Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus (grades 10-12) is of highest quality and aligned to expectations as articulated by:

Eligible Applicants

The eligible bidders for this RFP include: not-for-profit and for-profit organizations; Local Education Agencies (“LEAs”); Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (“BOCES”); and public or private Institutions of Higher Education (“IHEs”). For the purposes of this RFP, an LEA is defined as a school district or a charter school. 


Subcontracting will be limited to 30% of the total contract budget. 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. The goals are 12% Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and 8% Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).  Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals section below. 

Award/Project Period

NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin May 1, 2014, and to end September 23, 2014.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon (182 kb) - POSTED January 22, 2014

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to MathReview@mail.nysed.gov no later than the close of business on January 17, 2014. Questions should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted to http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/rfp/ no later than January 24, 2014. No individual responses will be provided.

Program Matters Fiscal Matters M/WBE Matters
Mary Cahill Nell Brady Joan Ramsey
MathReview@mail.nysed.gov MathReview@mail.nysed.gov MathReview@mail.nysed.gov


The following documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and must be received at NYSED by February 10, 2014, no later than 3:00 PM EST:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents – RFP #SA-13 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal – RFP #SA-13 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #SA-13 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents – RFP #SA-13 Do Not Open
  5. CD containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted using Microsoft Word. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD– RFP #SA-13 Do Not Open.


Activity Date
Release of RFP January 7, 2014
Proposals Due February 10, 2014
Recommendation/Determination March 2014
Projected Contract Start Date May 1, 2014

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Nell Brady RFP #SA-13
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234

RFP Documents

Additional information and the application materials are available in the following documents:

Original RFP Posting Date: January 7, 2014

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Last Updated: February 7, 2014