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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
November 13, 2019

Dear Prospective Bidders:


The enclosed Request for Proposals (RFP) invites proposals from eligible bidders to design, implement, and operate a large-scale, statewide professional development project that supports high performing literacy and basic skills adult education programs. The adult education programs this project supports include: English Language Acquisition, also commonly known as English as a Second Language; Adult Basic Education; Adult Secondary Education, which includes High School Diploma and High School Equivalency; and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education, which includes Integrated Education and Training.

It is anticipated that the Adult Education Professional Development contract will begin approximately on or after May 1, 2020, and will continue through August 31, 2022. The actual start date of the contract is contingent upon approval of the agreement by the Department of General Services and continued California legislative authorization. The California Department of Education (CDE) anticipates a maximum of $3.8 million will be available for this contract.

Interested applicants should note the Schedule of Events in Section 4.3 of the RFP.

If you have any questions regarding the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Participation Goals, please contact the CDE Contracts Office by phone at 916-322-3050 or by email at


Pradeep Kotamraju, Ph.D., Director

Career and College Transition Division



Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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