Education Consulting Services

Agency: State Government of Delaware
State: Delaware
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
  • U - Education and Training Services
Opps ID: NBD10705990582371718
Posted Date: Jan 11, 2021
Due Date: Mar 2, 2021
Source: Members Only
Bid Solicitation Details
Bid Status Details
for
Education Consulting Services,
DOE21009-ED_CONSULT
Contract Specific Message:

Non-mandatory pre-bid meeting
Solicitation Ad Date 1/11/2021
Deadline for Bid Responses 3/2/2021 at 2:00 p.m. Local Time
Supporting Documents RFP - Professional Services
Contact Information Meaghan.brennan@doe.k12.de.us

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Education Consulting Services
ISSUED BY DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
CONTRACT NUMBER 2021-09
Contents:
I. Overview
II. Scope of Services
III. Required Information
IV. Professional Services RFP Administrative Information
V. Contract Terms and Conditions
VI. RFP Miscellaneous Information
VII. Attachments
Appendix A - MINIMUM MANDATORY SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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I. Overview
The State of Delaware Department of Education, seeks professional services to establish a
pool of vendors for education related consulting services which will be based on Statements
of Work issued in the future on an as needed basis. This request for proposals (“RFP”) is
issued pursuant to 29 Del. C. §§ 6981 and 6982.
The proposed schedule of events subject to the RFP is outlined below:
Public Notice
Date: January 11, 2021
Voluntary Pre-Bid Meeting:
Date: January 26, 2021
Deadline for Questions
Date: February 8, 2021
Response to Questions Posted by:
Date: February 18, 2021
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals
Time)
Date: March 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM (Local
Estimated Notification of Award
Date: May 2021
Each proposal must be accompanied by a transmittal letter which briefly summarizes the
proposing firm’s interest in providing the required professional services. The transmittal
letter must also clearly state and justify any exceptions to the requirements of the RFP which
the applicant may have taken in presenting the proposal. (Applicant exceptions must also be
recorded on Attachment 3).
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Furthermore, the transmittal letter must attest to the fact, at a minimum, that the vendor shall
not store or transfer non-public State of Delaware data outside of the United States. For
technology related solicitations, vendors may refer to the Delaware Department of
Technology and Information identified terms and conditions included in this solicitation.
The State of Delaware reserves the right to deny any and all exceptions taken to the RFP
requirements.
VOLUNTARY PREBID MEETING
A virtual voluntary pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST).
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II. Scope of Services
The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), seeks to establish a pool of vendors for
education related consulting services which will be based on Statements of Work issued in
the future on an as needed basis. As such, no specific work/deliverable is being guaranteed
as a result of this solicitation. It is the specific intent of the DDOE to issue a multi-vendor
award. Proposers are not required to submit proposals that cover all potential services, but
can focus their proposal on the strengths of their organization.
DDOE supports the education of children from birth into adulthood. Vendors may specialize
in services for any of age-range of children or adult learners. Vendors are encouraged to
specify the age of the learners for which their services have been and can be rendered.
Education Consulting Services are being solicited in 10 (ten) categories as identified below:
Professional Development
Research and Data Analytics
Curriculum Consulting
Assessment Consulting
Program and/or Fiscal Management
School Support Consulting
Education Communications
Policy/Regulation/Governance
Career and Technical Education
Parent, Student, & Community Consulting Services and Resources
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Within the above categories, services to be provided include but are not limited to the
following functions/titles:
Trainer/Coach/Consultant
o Provide coaching, training and technical assistance to child care professionals
and for various early learning programs
o Provide training and technical assistance to child care programs on serving
children with developmental delays or disabilities who may also demonstrate
behavioral challenges.
o Provide Practice-based coaching to child care providers in the creation of
program wide expectations that support decreasing challenging behaviors.
o Provide statewide technical assistance, training and outreach to a variety of early
childhood audiences that will support Part B, 619 Early Childhood Special
Education
Sr. Researcher/Researcher/Research Assistant
Sr. Data Analyst/Data Analyst
Curriculum Consultant/Curriculum Writer/Developer/Content Expert
o Create training and technical assistance in multiple modalities to early childhood
professionals based on individual and program-wide need
Project Director/Sr. Project Manager/Project Manager/Program Manager/Coordinator
o Develop project timelines; determine and prioritize elements of the project to
push forward across each project phase
Supply Chain Manager/Change Manager
Monitor/Evaluator
o Evaluate the ability of private child care providers to create and manage inclusive
classrooms, using the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP)
o Provide monitoring to a variety of early childhood audiences that will support
making progress towards meeting the requirements of the Head Start Act and the
Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS)
Communications Specialist
o Coordinate, develop, and implement outreach and engagement strategies to
promote statewide or local early childhood initiatives to families and early
childhood professionals
Director/Manager/Administrator
Interested vendors should outline the specific areas of interest and ensure that each
category being submitted is fully supported according to the evaluation criteria identified in
this RFP. Proposals must include hourly rates for each consultant title which includes any
indirect costs.
It shall be understood by all proposers that any Scope of Work that is subsequently issued
as a result of this solicitation will be priced based on the details of the project scope.
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However, hourly rates for consultants will be consistent with those rates identified in the
contract award. Consultant compensation is competitive and to be negotiated based upon
qualifications, experience and expertise.
III. Required Information
The following information shall be provided in each proposal in the order listed below.
Failure to respond to any request for information within this proposal may result in rejection
of the proposal at the sole discretion of the State.
A. Minimum Requirements
1. Provide Delaware license(s) and/or certification(s) necessary to perform services as
identified in the scope of work.
Prior to the execution of an award document, the successful vendor shall either
furnish the Agency with proof of State of Delaware Business Licensure or initiate the
process of application where required.
2. Vendor shall provide responses to the Request for Proposal (RFP) scope of work
and clearly identify capabilities as presented in the General Evaluation Requirements
below.
3. Complete all appropriate attachments and forms as identified within the RFP.
4. Proof of insurance and amount of insurance shall be furnished to the Agency prior to
the start of the contract period and shall be no less than as identified in the bid
solicitation, Section V, Item 8, subsection g (insurance).
B. General Evaluation Requirements
1. Experience and Reputation
2. Expertise (for the particular project under consideration)
3. Capacity to meet requirements (size, financial condition, etc.)
4. Demonstrated ability
5. Resource Costs
IV. Professional Services RFP Administrative Information
A. RFP Issuance
1. Public Notice
Public notice has been provided in accordance with 29 Del. C. §6981.
2. Obtaining Copies of the RFP
This RFP is available in electronic form through the State of Delaware Procurement
website at www.bids.delaware.gov . Paper copies of this RFP will not be available.
3. Assistance to Vendors with a Disability
Vendors with a disability may receive accommodation regarding the means of
communicating this RFP or participating in the procurement process. For more
information, contact the Designated Contact no later than ten days prior to the
deadline for receipt of proposals.
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4. RFP Designated Contact
All requests, questions, or other communications about this RFP shall be made in
writing to the State of Delaware. Address all communications to the person listed
below; communications made to other State of Delaware personnel or attempting to
ask questions by phone or in person will not be allowed or recognized as valid and
may disqualify the vendor. Vendors should rely only on written statements issued by
the RFP designated contact.
Meaghan Brennan
DE Department of Education, Finance Office
401 Federal Street, Ste. 2
Dover, DE 19901
Email: Meaghan.Brennan@doe.k12.de.us
To ensure that written requests are received and answered in a timely manner,
electronic mail (e-mail) correspondence is acceptable, but other forms of delivery,
such as postal and courier services can also be used.
5. Consultants and Legal Counsel
The State of Delaware may retain consultants or legal counsel to assist in the review
and evaluation of this RFP and the vendors’ responses. Bidders shall not contact
the State’s consultant or legal counsel on any matter related to the RFP.
6. Contact with State Employees
Direct contact with State of Delaware employees other than the State of Delaware
Designated Contact regarding this RFP is expressly prohibited without prior consent.
Vendors directly contacting State of Delaware employees risk elimination of their
proposal from further consideration. Exceptions exist only for organizations currently
doing business in the State who require contact in the normal course of doing that
business.
7. Organizations Ineligible to Bid
Any individual, business, organization, corporation, consortium, partnership, joint
venture, or any other entity including subcontractors currently debarred or
suspended is ineligible to bid. Any entity ineligible to conduct business in the State
of Delaware for any reason is ineligible to respond to the RFP.
8. Exclusions
The Proposal Evaluation Team reserves the right to refuse to consider any proposal
from a vendor who:
a. Has been convicted for commission of a criminal offense as an incident to
obtaining or attempting to obtain a public or private contract or subcontract, or in
the performance of the contract or subcontract:
b. Has been convicted under State or Federal statutes of embezzlement, theft,
forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, receiving stolen property,
or other offense indicating a lack of business integrity or business honesty that
currently and seriously affects responsibility as a State contractor:
c. Has been convicted or has had a civil judgment entered for a violation under
State or Federal antitrust statutes:
d. Has violated contract provisions such as;
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