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Request for Proposals

Individualized Education Program Facilitation Network - Request for Proposal

Note: The due date for the request for proposals has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

Senate Bill 129 requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with an institution of higher education or a nongovernmental organization with expertise in Individualized Education Program (IEP) facilitation and alternative dispute resolution in special education in California to develop the model for an IEP facilitation network. The model developed shall delineate policies and procedures to ensure that the IEP facilitation services are provided by neutral, trained facilitators in compliance with relevant state and federal law.

Program Questions: Sherry Rickenbach, Education Programs Consultant, email:, phone: 916-323-9782

Downloading Questions: Statewide Policy and Implementation Unit, email:

Document Description
Cover Letter
Letter to bidders for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Facilitation Network Model Request for Proposals (RFPs).
Request for Proposals (DOCX) Request for Proposals for the IEP Facilitation Network.
IEP Facilitation Network Request for Proposals Question and Answer Document (DOCX) Questions and Answers.
Attachment 1 – Bidder Certification Sheet (PDF) This attachment reviews Bidder Acknowledgment and provides a Bidder Certification sheet.
Attachment 2 – Sample Technical Proposal Staffing Labor Hours Worksheets (PDF) This attachment provides sample documents for staffing labor hours.
Attachment 3 – California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program Requirements – For Non-It Services Only
This attachment contains information about the California DVBE program requirements, bidder responsibilities, and the DVBE Bid Incentive.
Attachment 4 – Contractor Certification Clauses (PDF) This attachment reviews Contractor Certification Clauses by section.
Attachment 5 – Federal Certifications (PDF) This attachment reviews certifications regarding lobbying, debarment, suspension and other responsibility matters; and drug-free workplace requirements.
Attachment 6 – Darfur Contracting Act Certification (PDF) This attachment reviews Darfur Contracting Act Certification options.
Attachment 6a – Darfur Contracting Act Certification Supplemental (PDF) This attachment reviews Darfur Contracting Act Certification options and provides the Supplemental form.
Attachment 7 – California Civil Rights Laws Certification (PDF) This attachment reviews California Civil Rights Laws and Employer Discriminatory Policies.
Attachment 8 – Bidder References (PDF) This attachment provides a form to list a bidder's references.
Attachment 9 – Small Business and Non-Small Business Subcontractor Preferences (PDF) This attachment reviews the California Code of Regulations Section 1896.8 for small business and non-small business.
Attachment 10 – Attachment Checklist (PDF) This attachment provides a checklist to track completed proposal items.
Attachment 11 – Intent to Submit a Proposal (PDF) This attachment is a letter that provides instructions and information on how to submit the proposal.
Attachment 12 – Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Statement (PDF) This attachment provides a Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Statement form.
Attachment 13 – California Department of Education (CDE) Computer Security Policy (PDF) This attachment reviews the CDE Computer Security Policy.
Attachment 14 – California State Travel Program (PDF) This attachment provides details on the California State Travel Program that includes reimbursement information and travel rates.
Attachment 15 – Technical Evaluation Criteria (PDF) This attachment reviews the contents of the Attachment Checklist for the presence of all correctly completed required forms/attachments.


Please visit the Special Education Division website for further information.

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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