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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
January 11, 2023

Request for Proposals for Adult Education Professional Development

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 July 1, 2023, and will continue through August 31, 2025. The actual starting 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 $4.2 million will be available for this contract.

Interested applicants should note the Schedule of Events in Section 2.3 of the RFP.

If you have any questions regarding the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Participation Goals, please contact the CDE Contracts Office, by email at


Pete Callas, Director

Career and College Transition Division



Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 12, 2023
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