December 12, 2008
Dear Prospective Bidders:
A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the evaluation study of the English Language Learner Acquisition and Development Pilot Program Assembly Bill 2117 is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) English Learners Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/te/el/. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, public or private agencies, unincorporated organizations, or associations may submit proposals in response to this RFP.
The bidder must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California (registered with the Secretary of State). Bidders that are not fully incorporated or in full compliance with the requirements to do business in California by the deadline for submitting proposals shall be disqualified, with the exception of bidders whose legal status precludes incorporation (i.e., public agencies, sole proprietorships, or partnerships). In addition, bidders must have at least two years of recent experience in the development, administration, scoring, reporting, and analysis of results of large-scale assessments.
It is anticipated that this contract will begin approximately on or after March 1, 2009, and will continue through December 31, 2011. The actual starting date of the contract is contingent upon approval of the contract by the Department of General Services and continued legislative authorization.
The CDE anticipates the estimated total amount available for this contract to be $917,014.
Interested applicants should note the timeline for application in the RFP.
Dates to note include:
Ellen Ringer, Education Administrator I
Professional Development Office
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4309
Sacramento, CA 95814
NOTICE: All proposals and related documents submitted in response to this RFP shall become the property of the State of California. Pursuant to the Public Contract Code, all proposals and related documents will be made available in their entirety for public inspection. Submission of a proposal is acceptance of these terms.
Anthony Monreal, Deputy Superintendent
Curriculum and Instruction Branch