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Funding Opportunity: New York State Charter School Technical Assistance Resource Provider (TARP)

New York State Charter School Technical Assistance Resource Provider (TARP)


RFP Documents

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Charter School Office (CSO) is seeking proposals to establish a charter school technical assistance resource provider (TARP) to work with charter schools across New York State. Technical assistance to charter schools will focus on improvement in four specific areas:

  1. Governance by charter school boards of trustees
  2. High-quality educational services and opportunities for students with disabilities, with a focus on charter schools outside New York City
  3. Financial operations
  4. Home to school connections

The TARP will work in collaboration with NYSED to provide professional development to charter school teachers, financial professionals, leaders, and boards of trustees. With the exception of the second item above, proposals must target all charter schools and charter applicant groups statewide. It is expected that in-person technical assistance activities or trainings will be a majority (more than 50 percent) of the proposed services. (If restrictions related to COVID-19 were to be in effect during the course of the contract, alternative means such as video-conferencing may be utilized in place of in-person activities.)

Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the total contract budget. Subcontracting is defined as nonemployee direct personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this RFP through one of three methods. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals Section below.  

NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a 33-month period anticipated to begin October 1, 2021 and end June 30, 2024.

See Mandatory Requirements section of the RFP.

Components contained in RFP Proposal #21-013 are as follows:

  1. Description of Services to Be Performed
  2. Submission
  3. Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
  4. Assurances
  5. Submission Documents (separate document)

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email to RFP21-013@nysed.gov no later than the close of business February 10, 2021.  Questions regarding this request should be identified as either Program, Fiscal or M/WBE.  A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than February 24, 2021.  

Contact Information for Questions

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

M/WBE Matters

Valerie Kowalski

Thomas McBride

Brian Hackett

Submission Instructions and Due Date

The following documents must be submitted as separate files, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and received by email at CAU@nysed.gov no later than March 17, 2021 by 3:00 PM. Be sure to use “BID SUBMISSION RFP 21-013” in the subject line.

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents – RFP #21-013
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal – RFP #21-013
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #21-013
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents – RFP #21-013

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document Cost Proposal Worksheet Excel Submission Documents Word document Attestation Form for e-signature Word document