RFP Number: SA-16

Scaffolding for Students with Disabilities in NYS's P-12 ELA and Math Curriculum

RFP Documents


  • Questions and Answers PDF icon (108 kb) - POSTED April 24, 2014
  • Updates to RFP - POSTED April 24, 2014
    • The contract end date has been changed from August 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015 to correspond to the deliverable time schedule. (pages 4 and 23)
    • The number of weekly meetings set forth in Section 1.2.1 (7) of the Bid Form Cost Proposal has been reduced from 52 to 44. (page 75)
    • The requirements for consortium applicants have been clarified. (page 4)The requirement that the Project Director must be employed by the contractor during the contract period has been added. (page 9 and 73)


The New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) is seeking proposals from applicants with instructional expertise with students with disabilities to review and recommend appropriate scaffolds and to develop supplemental materials for each module in the 3-12 English Language Arts (ELA) and P-12 Math curricula to support the instruction of students with disabilities; and to ensure that the scaffolds provide appropriate and consistent recommendations across the 3-12 ELA and P-12 curricula modules to guide teachers to use research-based instruction, strategies and supports for students with disabilities.

Eligible Applicants

The eligible applicants are: Local Education Agencies (“LEAs”); Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (“BOCES”); public or private Institutions of higher education (“IHEs”); consortium of IHE’s, provided the participating IHEs and the services to be provided by each IHE 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. 


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 for this RFP through one of three methods. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) section below. 

Award/Project Period

NYSED will award one (1) contract with a term of approximately 12 months, anticipated to begin on September 1, 2014 and ending on August 31, 2015.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon (108 kb) - POSTED April 24, 2014

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to SWDscaffolds@mail.nysed.gov no later than the close of business April 17, 2014.  Questions regarding this request 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 April 24, 2014.  The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

Program Matters Fiscal Matters M/WBE Matters
Mary Cahill Richard Duprey Joan Ramsey
SWDscaffolds@mail.nysed.gov SWDscaffolds@mail.nysed.gov SWDscaffolds@mail.nysed.gov


The following documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Section 2 - Proposal Format, Contents and Submission, and must be received at NYSED no later than May 15, 2014 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #SA-16 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #SA-16 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #SA-16 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents— RFP #SA-16 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-16 Do Not Open.

Schedule of Key Events:

Event Timeline
RFP Release Date

April 3, 2014

Proposals Due May 15, 2014
Approximate Review/Selection Deadline June 27, 2014
Contract Execution September 1, 2014

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Richard Duprey, RFP #SA-16
Contract Administration Unit, Room 501W EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

RFP Documents

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

Original RFP Posting Date: April 3, 2014

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Last Updated: April 24, 2014