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.

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

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

  • RFP Due Date and Time: October 5, 2018 by 1:00 P.M EST 
  • RFP Open Indefinitely.
  • Initial proposals must be received no later than October 5, 2018 by 1:00 P.M. 
  • 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.

R1064: Requirements Contract for Job Order Contract Construction Management

  • RFP Due Date and Time: September 26, 2018 by 1:00 P.M. ET.
  • Pre-Proposal Conference: August 21, 2018 at 12:00 P.M., at 65 Court Street, 12th Floor, Conference Room 1201, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

The Contractor shall provide all labor, materials, transportation, equipment, and necessary appurtenances to provide Job Order Contract (JOC) Construction Management Services.

There is no fee for this RFP.

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1064.

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 MCoffey@schools.nyc.gov with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail.

R1223: 3-K and Pre-K for All Full-Day Services 2019-2021

  • Due Date: September 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. ET
  • Pre-Proposal Conference: TBD

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE), will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 3-K and Pre-K for All Full-Day Services for 2019-2021.

The RFP will be for the provision of full-day services to three-year-olds and four-year-olds. Vendors must provide at least 180 total days of 3-K for All or 3-K & Pre-K for All services (based on a 5 day week), including four (4) days scheduled for professional development per year. Services must be scheduled for a minimum of 31 hours and 40 minutes per week and a minimum of 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Providers may request approval from DECE field offices to operate 6 days in a typical week (Monday through Friday and either Saturday or Sunday) and/or to operate for fewer than 6 hours and 20 minutes per day, provided that they will still provide at least 31 hours and 40 minutes of instructional time per week.

If you are interested in proposing to this RFP, you must first pre-qualify through HHS Accelerator (nyc.gov/hhsaccelerator), the online platform through which proposals are submitted. If you have questions regarding the HHS Accelerator system or pre-qualification process, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) HHS Accelerator support team at help@mocs.nyc.gov or via the HHS Accelerator Contact Form.

Questions related to the content of this RFP should be directed to PreKRFP@schools.nyc.gov.

Please Note: This RFP is not available in the NYCDOE’s vendor portal

R1212: UPK Services in Charter Schools for 2018-2021

  • Due Date: December 22, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. ET
  • Pre-Proposal Conference: TBD

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE), intends to enter into government-to-government agreements with charter schools in New York City’s 32 Community School Districts located within the five boroughs of to provide Full-Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten Services for 2018-2021. New York State defines charter schools as independent and autonomous public schools and political subdivisions.

DECE strives to expand access to quality universal pre-kindergarten programs that increase kindergarten readiness and set children on a path toward college and career readiness. This government-to-government purchase is in the best interest of the NYCDOE as it supports the Mayor’s Pre-K for All 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: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhsaccelerator/html/about/about.shtml

If you have issues pre-qualifying with the HHS Accelerator System, please use the following link to reach the HHS Accelerator support team: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhsaccelerator/html/contact/contact.shtml

Please Note: This RFP is not available in the NYCDOE’s vendor portal

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.

R1175: UPK Services 2017-2020

  • Pre-Proposal Conference: TBD

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE), will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Services for 2017 - 2020.

The RFP will be for the provision of Half-Day UPK services to four-year-olds. Vendors must provide at least 180 days of half-day Pre-K for All services, including at least 176 days of instruction and four (4) days of professional development for teachers. The program must operate five (5) days (Monday to Friday) in a typical week, and provide a minimum of two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes of Pre-K for All services each day.

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.

If you have issues pre-qualifying with the HHS Accelerator System, please use the following link to reach the HHS Accelerator support team.

Please Note: This RFP is not available in the NYCDOE’s vendor portal

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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