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School Bus Driver Professional Development Seminar Development and Delivery – Pupil Transportation

Contract for Services to a New York Qualified Vendor to Develop
and Implement Curriculum for Bus Driver Instructor Seminars

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New York State Education Department (NYSED)

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02/01/19 3:00 PM Receipt


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Contract for services to a New York qualified vendor to develop, write, and implement curriculum for an instructor seminar for training school bus drivers, attendants, and monitors. The contractor will be required to develop the curriculum, locate suitable training spaces, provide staff for and coordinate training activities, and ensure that the curriculum is properly implemented.

NYSED is seeking proposals for the development, writing and delivery of the annual Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Curriculum for School Bus Driver Instructors (SBDIs) required under Education Law 3650 and Commissioner’s Regulations 156.3. The Professional Development Seminar is the major tool for providing updated and continual training of School Bus Driver Instructors, who in turn provide required school bus safety training and annual refresher training to public and non-public school bus drivers, monitors and attendants. NYSED is seeking eligible applicants that can:

1. Develop curriculum for educational setting within the pupil transportation industry.
2. Locate and secure suitable classroom space across the State.
3. Demonstrate the capacity to adequately staff, schedule and coordinate the statewide training
4. Ensure that the MIs are certified and teach the full approved curriculum without material deviations.

In order to ensure compliance, the applicant will conduct random onsite visits as outlined in the RFP.

The purpose of the PDS refresher content is to hone the presenting skills and professional development of SBDIs and supply all the technical and teaching materials necessary for them to conduct the three required annual training refreshers for all NYS school bus drivers, monitors and attendants.

For background information and vendor requirements for this program, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184986

Number of Grants:

NYSED will award one (1) contract.

Term of Contract:

NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP with a term of five (5) years, anticipated to begin on July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2024.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State law requires that the award of state contracts be made to responsible vendors. Before an award is made to a not-for-profit entity, a for-profit entity, a private college or university or a public entity not exempted by the Office of the State Comptroller, NYSED must make an affirmative responsibility determination. The factors to be considered include: legal authority to do business in New York State; integrity; capacity- both organizational and financial; and previous performance.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by E-mail no later than January 4, 2019. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal, or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted to P-12 Competitive Procurement Contracts no later than January 16, 2019.

The proposal must be received by February 1, 2019 by 3:00 PM at NYSED in Albany, New York.

Payments for deliverables will be made upon completion and approval by NYSED as identified in the winning vendor’s cost proposal. Payments to the vendor will only be made in accordance with properly submitted invoices.

Contact Information:

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

The mailing address for submittal documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Attention: Adam Kutryb RFP#19-015
Contract Administration Unit 501W EB
Bureau of Fiscal Management
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Submit questions to:

Program Matters
Paul Overbaugh

Fiscal Matters
Adam Kutryb

M/WBE Matters
Joan Ramsey

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USA: New York City;   New York