Request for Proposals

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.

To apply to our bidder's list please visit the Vendor Portal.

Note: Proposals are listed below from most recent to oldest.

R1268: Head Start and Early Head Start services commencing in the 2020-2021 school year

  • Due Date: June 13, 2019
  • Pre-Proposal Conference: TBD.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE), intends to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Head Start and Early Head Start services in alignment with the regulations and expectations of the Federal Office of Head Start. Head Start and Early Head Start programs will support the comprehensive development of children from birth to age five and their families through early care and education, health and family well-being services. Awards for these services are contingent on funding from the Office of Head Start.

DECE strives to expand access to quality early child care and education programs that increase kindergarten readiness and set children on a path toward college and career readiness. This Request for Proposals is in the best interest of the NYCDOE as it supports the Mayor’s expansion program.

If you are interested in proposing to this RFP, you must pre-qualify with the City's HHS Accelerator On-Line System in order to download the RFP and submit a proposal. The HHS Accelerator can be found here: 

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mocs/systems/about-go-to-hhs-accelerator.page 

If you have issues pre-qualifying with the HHS Accelerator System, please use the following link to reach the HHS Accelerator support team: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mocs/systems/contact-hhs-accelerator.page or email help@mocs.nyc.gov.

Please Note: This solicitation is NOT AVAILABLE in the NYCDOE’s Vendor Portal

R1272: Bus Fleet Tracking, Ride Management and Notification System for NYC Schools

  • Proposal Submission Due Date and Time:  March 27, 2019 by 2:00 P.M. EST
  • PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: March 13th, 2019 at 1:30 P.M., at 65 Court Street, 12th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201. 

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is seeking proposals for a single, comprehensive, integrated solution to improve student transportation and customer experience by optimizing core processes for route planning, tracking and real time reporting of School Bus locations, student ridership, and multi-channel communications between all committed stakeholder.

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1272.

If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to mprocope@schools.nyc.gov and vromanov@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail.

R1267: Birth-to-Five early care and education services commencing in the 2020-2021 school year

  • Due Date: June 5, 2019
  • Pre-Proposal Conference: TBD.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE), intends to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for infants and toddlers (Birth-to-Five) in New York City’s 32 Community School Districts located within the five boroughs to provide school day and year services to 3-K/Pre-K aged children, and extended day and year services to children ages birth to five who meet certain outlined eligibility requirements for services for 2020-2021 onward.

DECE strives to expand access to quality early child care and education programs that increase kindergarten readiness and set children on a path toward college and career readiness.  This Request for Proposals is in the best interest of the NYCDOE as it supports the Mayor’s expansion program.

If you are interested in proposing to this RFP, you must pre-qualify with the City's HHS Accelerator On-Line System in order to download the RFP and submit a proposal. The HHS Accelerator can be found here: 

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mocs/systems/about-go-to-hhs-accelerator.page 

If you have issues pre-qualifying with the HHS Accelerator System, please use the following link to reach the HHS Accelerator support team: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mocs/systems/contact-hhs-accelerator.page or email help@mocs.nyc.gov.

Please Note: This solicitation is not available in the NYCDOE’s Vendor Portal

R1188: Degree and Certification Services for Teachers and Teacher Candidates (For Private Colleges and Universities)

  • Initial Proposal Submission Due Date and Time: **New** December 7, 2018 by 1:00 P.M. EST
  • RFP Open Indefinitely.
  • Pre-Proposal Conference: August 23, 2018 from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.EST at St. Francis College, Maroney Theater, 7th Floor, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Human Resources, Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality, is seeking proposals from accredited private institutions of higher education, experienced in providing teacher certification programs that result in producing high quality teachers for NYCDOE public schools. A separate solicitation will be released for services from public institutions from the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY) systems.

Since the inception of the New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF) program in 2000, the NYCDOE has worked collaboratively with vendors to prepare alternate route teachers for public schools throughout the city. Over the years, new programs have launched covering a variety of subject areas, based on the needs of the NYCDOE, and allowed for different entry points into the teaching profession. Moving forward, the NYCDOE seeks to continue to prepare alternate route teachers, while also providing space for new initiatives, innovative practices, and opportunities for vendors to support additional teacher preparation programs through both alternate and traditional route services. The NYCDOE will partner with accredited institutions of higher education that offer teacher certification programs and bachelor and master degrees in the field of education. All programs must be capable of providing relevant and responsive coursework focused on outcomes in teacher practice and be delivered in an efficient and flexible manner suited for participants who teach full-time while enrolled in coursework. Detailed service description and requirements are provided in the Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation.

  • This RFP contains three (3) service components. Component 1 is independent and Components 2 and 3 are dependent.
  • Component 1: Alternative Certification Programs for Teacher Candidates.
  • Component 2: Supplementary, Extension, and Advanced Certification Programs for Teachers.
  • Component 3: NYC Pipeline Initiatives – Traditional Pathways for Teacher Candidates.

IMPORTANT: Vendors have the option to propose for Component 1 independent of Components 2 or 3. Vendors who propose for Component 2 must also propose for a second Component, either Component 1 or Component 3. Vendors who propose for Component 3 must also propose for a second Component, either Component 1 or Component 2. Vendors also have the option to propose for all three components. Proposals for a dependent component (Components 2 or 3) will not be considered without proposals for a second component.

The NYCDOE will enter into requirements contract agreements with multiple vendors that meet the needs and specifications of this open-ended RFP. The awarded contracts will be for a term of six (6) years. It is anticipated that services will commence on or about June 2019.

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1188.

If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to COPContracts@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail by no later than 4:00 P.M. EST, August 30, 2018.

R1230: Labor Contract Grievance Representatives and Salary and Rating Appeals Representatives

  • Initial Proposal Submission Due Date and Time:  June 21, 2018 by 1:00 P.M. EST
  • RFP Open Indefinitely.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) on behalf of the Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (OLRCB) is seeking proposals from consultants to serve as the Labor Contract Grievance Representatives or Salary and Rating Appeals Representatives in the grievance and other administrative processes that are required by the various collective bargaining agreements between NYCDOE and various unions, and NYCDOE rules and regulations.

It is anticipated that services will commence in September 2018. The contract term is three years.

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1230.

If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to COPContracts@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail.

R1177: Scholarships for Special Education in Teaching, Clinical Disciplines and Related Services (Government to Government)

  • RFP Due Date and Time: April 26, 2017 by 1:00 P.M. ET.
  • RFP Open Indefinitely
  • Initial proposals must be received no later than April 26, 2017 BY 1:00 P.M.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) on behalf of the Division of Human Resource and Talent – HR School Support – and the Office of Scholarship and Incentive Programs releases this Open-Ended Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) member institutions to participate in the NYCDOE’s Scholarship Program. Vendors must offer Master’s and/or Doctoral degree programs in any of or all the various areas/disciplines of Special Education and its related services. Institutions must offer Masters Degrees (Doctoral Degree for Therapists) that lead to State certification in a traditional teaching or clinical shortage areas. This program will prepare teacher-candidates to serve in the areas of Bilingual Special Education, Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Language Pathology, Monolingual and Bilingual courses for the Visually Impaired, Bilingual Guidance Counseling, Bilingual School Psychology, Bilingual Social Work and Occupational and Physical Therapy.

It is anticipated that no more than 20 contracts will be awarded. Services will commence in the Fall of 2017. The contract term is 5 years.

There is no fee for this RFP.

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1177.

If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to COPContracts@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail.

R1134: Labor Support Unit Consultants and Team Leader

  • RFP Due Date and Time: December 12, 2016 by 1:00 P.M. ET
  • RFP Open Indefinitely.
  • Initial proposals must be received no later than December 12, 2016 AT 1:00 P.M.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Office of Labor Relations (OLR) and the Teacher Performance Unit, is seeking consultants and a team leader to provide support to principals and other school-based supervisors in observing and evaluating pedagogues. Labor Support Unit (LSU) Consultants are assigned to cases involving U-rated teachers and other pedagogues, and work with Principals and Assistant Principals to prepare documentation of underperforming pedagogues and other school-based personnel. The Labor Support Unit Team Leader acts as a liaison and support conduit between attorneys and the Labor Support Unit Consultants as well as between and among a limited number of school administrators.

It is anticipated services will begin in Spring 2017. The NYCDOE anticipates entering into a multiple requirement agreements resulting from this Request for Proposals (RFP).

There is no fee for this RFP.

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1134.

If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to COPContracts@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail.

R1135: Scholarships for Special Education in Teaching, Clinical Disciplines and Related Services

  • RFP Due Date and Time: January 9, 2017 by 1:00 P.M. ET
  • RFP Open Indefinitely.
  • Initial proposals must be received no later than January 9, 2017 AT 1:00 P.M.
  • Pre-Proposal Conference : December 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall – Court Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) on behalf of the Division of Human Resource and Talent – HR School Support – and the Office of Scholarship and Incentive Programs releases this Open-Ended Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from New York State accredited graduate colleges/universities to participate in the NYCDOE’s Scholarship Program. Vendors must offer Master’s and/or Doctoral degree programs in any of or all the various areas/disciplines of Special Education and its related services.

It is anticipated that no more than 20 contracts will be awarded. Services will commence in the Fall of 2017. The contract term is 5 years.

There is no fee for this RFP.

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1135.

If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. For all questions related to this RFP, please send an e-mail to COPContracts@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail.

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