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RFP 24-019

New York State Religious and Independent Schools, Professional Development Resource Center

RFP Documents

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Cost Proposal Worksheet Excel
Submission Documents Word document


The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Religious and Independent School Support (ORISS) is seeking proposals to establish a Professional Development Resource Center (PDRC) to serve New York State religious and independent schools.

The PDRC will work in collaboration with NYSED to provide professional development to religious and independent schoolteachers and leaders statewide. 


This contract will be funded by state-level Title II Part A and Title IV Part A funds, and funding in each year will be contingent upon the availability of those funds, as appropriated by the federal government and allocated through the U.S. Department of Education. 

Religious and Independent Schools in New York State

A list of religious and independent schools known to the State of New York can be found in the Directory.

Currently, there are approximately 1861 religious and independent school buildings that are known by NYSED that serve approximately 380,788 students in grades K through 12. These numbers may change due to school opening/closings.

Service Area

The Professional Development Resource Center will serve the entire State of New York.


Bidders or subcontractors that are affiliated with, or perform other work for religious and independent schools, must have clear and separate governance and oversight structures in place to prevent any conflict of interest.

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.

Terms of Contract

NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP.  The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a two-year term anticipated to begin September 1, 2024, and end August 31, 2026.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this RFP through one of three methods. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals Section below. 

Mandatory Requirements

See Mandatory requirements section of the RFP.

RFP Components

Components contained in RFP #24-019 are as follows:

  1. Description of Services to Be Performed
  2. Submission
  3. Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
  4. Assurances
  5. Submission Documents (separate document)

Questions and Answers

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to RFP24-019@nysed.gov no later than the close of business April 19, 2024.  Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal, or M/WBE.  A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than May 3, 2024. The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:

The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:
Program Matters
Fiscal Matters
M/WBE Matters

Althea Johnson

Adam Kutryb

Brian Hackett

Submission Instructions and Due Date

Bidders are requested to submit their bids electronically. The following documents should be submitted by email as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and must be received at NYSED no later than May 24, 2024, by 3:00 PM Eastern Time:

  1. Submission Documents labeled [Name of Bidder] Submission Documents – RFP #24-019
  2. Technical Proposal labeled [Name of Bidder] Technical Proposal – RFP #24-019
  3. Cost Proposal labeled [Name of Bidder] Cost Proposal – RFP #24-019
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled [Name of Bidder] M/WBE Documents – RFP #24-019

The email address for all the documentation is cau@nysed.gov.

Instructions for Submitting an Electronic Bid:

  1. The technical and cost proposal documents should be submitted in Microsoft Office. PDF files that are editable and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) searchable are acceptable. Please do not submit the technical or cost proposal as a scanned PDF. 
  2. Submission documents requiring a signature must be signed using one of the methods listed below and may be submitted as a Microsoft Office, PDF, or JPG document. A scanned PDF is acceptable for these documents.
  3. The following forms of e-signatures are acceptable:
    1. handwritten signatures on faxed or scanned documents;
    2. e-signatures that have been authenticated by a third-party digital software, such as DocuSign and Adobe Sign; or
    3. stored copies of the images of signatures that are placed on a document by copying and pasting or otherwise inserting them into the documents.
  4. Unacceptable forms of e-signatures include:
    1. a typed name, including a signature created by selecting a script or calligraphy font for the typed name of the person “signing”.
  5. To identify the signer and indicate that the signer understood and intended to agree to the terms of the signed document, the signer will sign beside or provide by email the following attestation: “I agree, and it is my intent, to sign this document by [describe the signature solution used] and by electronically submitting this document to [name of recipient individual or entity]. I understand that my signing and submitting this document is the legal equivalent of having placed my handwritten signature on the submitted document and this attestation. I understand and agree that by electronically signing and submitting this document I am affirming to the truth of the information contained therein.”
  6. In order to ensure the timely receipt of your bid, please use the subject line “BID SUBMISSION RFP 24-019” – failure to appropriately label your bid or submitting a bid to any email address other than the one identified above may result in the bid not being received by the deadline or considered for award.
  7. Bids must be received by 3:00 pm Eastern Time on the due date.

RFP Documents

RFP Documents

RFP Document (PDF) Adobe PDF | RFP Document (Word) Word document
Cost Proposal Worksheet Excel
Submission Documents Word document

Last Updated: March 29, 2024