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California State General Educational Development (GED) Testing

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

The California Department of Education (CDE), through this request for proposals, is seeking a four year contract to score and report tests for the General Educational Development (GED) program in California. This allows persons 17 and older, who have not completed high school, to test and if successful, obtain the high school equivalency certificate. The contractor must score multiple choice tests and essays in English and Spanish and provide test results to test takers and the Department of Education. The contractor must support about 200 statewide testing centers and maintain certification with the General Educational Development Testing Service to score GED tests.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Individuals, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Bidders must be currently certified by the General Educational Development Testing Service to score GED tests. Bidders must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California. If required by law, any business entity required to be registered with the Secretary of State must submit a current Certificate of Good Standing issued by the California Secretary of State.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 51420-27, California Code of Regulations sections 11530-32, and Education Code Section 51427 (funding authority).
Source / Type State / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7810 / 8590
Total Available $187,925
Recipient
Amount
Successful bidder authorized to bill testing centers and GED test takers at fee
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
October 22, 2008
Due Date December 1, 2008
Expected
Notification Date
December 12, 2008

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r19/ged08rfp.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/gd
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Funding available at same level for four years of contract.

Contacts

Program Nancy Goodrich
Phone : 916-319-0758
E-mail : ngoodrich@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Lily Roberts
Phone : 916-445-9438
E-mail : lroberts@cde.ca.gov
Division Assessment Development & Administration Division
Phone : 916-445-9438
Fax : 916-319-0970

Last Modified: December 17, 2008

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