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Grant to a New York Nonprofit, For-Profit, or Educational Organization
to Use Educational Data to Refine Existing Methodologies

Provider of Student Growth Measures for Use in Institutional Accountability, Educator Evaluation, and to Determine Equitable Access to Effective Educators

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New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Deadline Date:

01/14/22 3:00 PM


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Grant to a New York nonprofit, for-profit, or educational organization to provide information on student growth for use in making schools accountable for educational results, and to accumulate data on teachers, principals, schools, and districts. Funding is intended to examine and refine existing student growth methodologies.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Accountability is seeking proposals to provide student growth measures for use in Institutional Accountability determinations pursuant to the Commissioner’s Regulations §§100.19 and 100.21, and State-provided growth scores for teachers, principals, schools, and districts pursuant to New York State Education Law §3012-d as well as NYSED’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to ensure equitable access to effective teachers.

Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the total contract budget. Subcontracting is defined as non-employee direct personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172881

Number of Grants:

NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP.

Term of Contract:

The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin October 1, 2022 and to end December 31, 2027. If the incumbent vendor is awarded the contract, it is anticipated to begin January 1, 2023 and to end December 31, 2027.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Bidders must be either for-profit or not-for-profit entities, including large companies, consultants, and/or educational organizations with a demonstrated capacity to complete all required analytic services for large-scale assessment systems. Bidders must, at a minimum, demonstrate five (eight or more preferred) years of experience providing statistical growth modeling services.

a. Five years of professional experience becomes operationally defined as having performed any work like the work described in this RFP for five different full calendar or school years. This work must be in the development, generation, analysis, and enhancement of statistical growth models in each of the five different years.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals Pursuant to Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law: For purposes of this procurement, NYS Education Department hereby establishes an overall goal of 30% of the total contract amount for M/WBE participation, 17% for Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (“MBE”) participation and 13% for Women-Owned Business Enterprises (“WBE”) participation based on the current availability of qualified MBEs and WBEs. All bidders must document good faith efforts to provide meaningful participation by MWBEs as subcontractors or suppliers in the performance of this Contract. Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) participation includes any and all services, materials or supplies purchased from New York State certified minority and women-owned firms. Utilization of certified Minority and Women-Owned firms will be applied toward the goals.
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Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) Participation Goals Pursuant to Article 17-
B of New York State Executive Law: Article 17-B of Executive Law was enacted to ensure that certified SDVOBs are provided opportunities for meaningful participation in the performance of state contracts.
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Pre-Application Information:

All bids must be received by 3:00 PM on January 14, 2022 to be considered.

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email no later than the close of business December 6, 2021. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted on the URL for Full Text (RFP) no later than December 20, 2021.

Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this RFP. See Supporting Documents, below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals under this Request for Proposal must be submitted electronically to The subject line in the email should read “BID SUBMISSION RFP #23-005 [legal name of the organization].

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to, and directed to:
Program Matters: Jennifer Todd
Fiscal Matters: Samuel Rose
M/WBE Matters: Brian Hackett

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Contract Administration Unit, Room 501W EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

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