August 23, 2010
Dear Prospective Bidders:
The California Department of Education (CDE) requests proposals for a two-year assessment and accountability contract for adult education. The contractor will provide assessment tools for local adult schools and provide accountability via student data collection, performance based outcomes, and federal reporting that supports high performing literacy and basic skills programs, as defined by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. Contractor must ensure that all assessment tools are approved by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Contractor will provide assessment instruments and support materials to all state and local programs for all levels of adult basic education; collect data to report required assessment and accountability information meeting state and federal reporting requirements for performance benchmarks; and provide training and technical assistance related to the accurate administration, collection and reporting of assessment and accountability information.
Sole proprietorships, partnerships, public or private agencies, unincorporated organizations or associations may submit proposals in response to this Request For Proposal (RFP). The successful bidder must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California. With the exception of organizations whose legal status precludes incorporation (i.e., public agencies, sole proprietorships, and partnerships) bidders that are not fully incorporated by the deadline for submitting proposals will be disqualified.
Interested applicants should note the timeline for the application in Section 4.7 of this RFP. Dates to note include:
The CDE has set a cost limit of $4.0 million for this project, to be expended at approximately $2.0 million per year. The project is funded 100 percent from federal funds issued through the WIA, Title II. Contract funding is contingent on federal funding. All questions, with the exception of questions regarding the California Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) participation goals, regarding the proposal must be submitted in the manner described in Section 4.5.
If there are any questions about the DVBE participation goals, please contact the CDE Contracts Office at 916-445-8440.
If you have any questions regarding this RFP, please contact John Roman, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, by e-mail at email@example.com.
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.
Deborah V.H. Sigman, Deputy Superintendent
Curriculum, Learning, and Accountability Branch