Request for Expressions of Interest

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RFEI0003: Research and Experience with the Management and Labor Partnerships and Implementation of the Bronx Collaborative Schools Model (“Bronx Plan”)

  • RFEI Responses Due:  January 6, 2020 by 2:00 P.M. EST.

The New York City Department of Education (“DOE is issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) from organizations and institutions with experience working collaboratively on the development of psychological safety and organizational change with both labor and management (e.g., the “Kaiser Model”) and/or organizations with specific experience in developing professional learning sequences for schools and other organizations. These organizations must have interest in providing this expertise as subcontractors with an additional vendor or vendors in the implementation of the Bronx Plan developed jointly with the United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) beginning in January 2020 through June 2022. The results of this RFEI will be made available to those potential vendors as a resource for them to possibly select organizations or institutions familiar with the Kaiser Model as subcontractors. However, potential vendors may select subcontractors familiar with the Kaiser Model, psychological safety, and/or the development of professional learning sequences that have not responded to this RFEI. Responses to this RFEI are welcome from organizations and institutions from any field with a demonstrated record of working with management and labor in a collaborative way, with experience in the education sector desired. Organizations with specific experience providing school-based facilitation and training on consensus-based decision-making and other collaborative practices are ideal.

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For all questions related to the information contained in the RFEI, please contact: 

Bronx Plan RFEI Contact
The New York City Department of Education
Meghan Harkins
New York, NY 10007
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