Request for Information

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has contracts with vendors to purchase the goods and services necessary to ensure that students receive the quality education they deserve. The agency strives to give all businesses, including Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), an equal opportunity to compete for DOE procurements. The agency casts a wide net in search of talented vendors, seeking qualified suppliers from all segments of the community. The DOE’s mission is to provide equal access to procurement opportunities for all qualified vendors including MWBEs. The DOE works to enhance the ability of MWBEs to compete for contracts and DOE is committed to ensuring that MWBEs fully participate in the procurement process.

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Request for Information (I1708) - Elementary School (K-5) ELA Curriculum

The New York City Department of Education (“NYC DOE”) consists of approximately 1,800 Schools and 200 Central Offices throughout NYC. In guidelines with New York State applicable laws, we are interested in partnering with a vendor(s) to provide high quality elementary school programs in ELA for grades K-5 to support the current initiative. The ELA program must align with the following standards:

  1. New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards
  2. New York City Department of Education Definition of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education
  3. New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

If interested, please submit your company’s contact information, a brief description of your ELA program(s), access to your digital/online program application, and a summary of professional learning opportunities for teachers and instructional coaches.

The DOE seeks organizations that are knowledge based and experienced in this content area to assist the DOE in understanding the math curriculum market. If interested, please reply to this Request for Information (RFI). Please submit your information to: All responses are due on or before September 22, 2023, by 4pm EST.

This Request for Information (RFI) and follow-up will not result in a contract award and is merely intended to assist the DOE in understanding the marketplace for this commodity. Participation/input in the RFI is entirely optional. Please be aware, depending on the number of responses to this RFI, not all parties may be contacted. Your response is greatly appreciated. If you are willing to be contacted by the DOE, please provide the following information:

Contact Affiliation (e.g., company, organization, institution):Contact Name:

Contact Title:

Contact Phone:

Contact Email:

Link and log-in instructions to demo application for ELA program(s):

Summary relating to the ELA Program(s) and Professional Learning Opportunities:

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