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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. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is being rebid. It is anticipated that legislation will be amending the original contract timelines.

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

Downloading Questions: Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance Unit V, 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.
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 (PDF) 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.
Attachment 5 – Federal Certifications (PDF) This attachment reviews Federal 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.
Attachment 6a – Darfur Contracting Act Certification Supplemental (PDF) This attachment reviews Darfur Contracting Act Certification 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 for bidder's references.
Attachment 9 – Small Business and Non-Small Business Subcontractor Preferences (PDF) This attachment reviews information on California small business and non-small business preferences.
Attachment 10 – Attachment Checklist (DOCX) This attachment provides a checklist to track completed proposal items.
Attachment 11 – Intent to Submit a Proposal (PDF) This attachment is a form for bidders to provide their intent to submit a 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 provides the CDE Computer Security Policy form.
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 (DOCX) This attachment details the evaluation criteria for this RFP.


Please visit the Special Education Division website for further information.

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
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