Amendment 1 to RFP-2013-03-01 PDF
National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) is amending RFP #2013-03-01. This amendment, Amendment No. 1, addresses an important update to the terms and requirements of the original RFP specifically related to Section 3.2.9, Open Source Solution, as described below. NCSC has also established new response dates and deliverable dates as indicated. Amendment No. 1 to RFP #2013-03-01 (link)
NCSC welcomes new respondents to submit proposals or offerors who previously submitted proposals to revise (if desired) and resubmit their proposals. A Vendor that does not want to revise its previously submitted proposal must advise NCSC of that fact. In all cases, a Vendor submitting a new proposal or a revised proposal, or a Vendor that does not want to revise its proposal, must in writing acknowledge receipt of and agree to the terms of this Amendment No. 1.
RFP-2013-03-01 Comprehensive Software System
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NCSC GSEG Project Summative Assessment Contract Announcement
The National Center and State Collaborative (“NCSC”) General Supervision Enhancement Grant (“GSEG”) Project is pleased to announce that CTB/McGraw-Hill has been awarded a contract to provide professional services for the development and administration of summative assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics. CTB/ McGraw-Hill will work with the NCSC project to support a variety of key development services to include pilot and field testing, standard setting, and reporting. CTB/McGraw-Hill has extensive experience in educational assessment and technology, including building and managing alternate assessments for many state programs.
The NCSC GSEG project is led by five (5) national centers and eighteen (18) states, plus nine (9) affiliated Tier II states, to build an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school. The goal of the NCSC GSEG project is to ensure that students with the most significant cognitive disabilities achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for post-secondary options.
For more information contact Robin Taylor, NCSC GSEG Procurement Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCSC Releases the Development and Design of the Summative Assessment RFP
The National Center and State Collaborative (“NCSC”) General Supervision Enhancement Grant (“GSEG”) Project is seeking proposals from qualified Vendors (“Vendors”) to supply professional services to:
- Finalize and document the test design, test specifications, and test blueprint for the summative assessment in English Language Arts (“ELA”) and mathematics
- Develop and implement plan for conducting cognitive labs in spring 2013
- Develop and implement plan for conducting pilot testing in spring 2014
- Develop and implement plan for conducting census field testing in spring 2015
- Conduct data reviews and revise items as needed following pilot and census field testing
- Conduct standard setting following spring 2015 census field test
- Produce technical documentation for each project activity to include comprehensive technical manual by December 2015
- Serve as ‘operational manager’ for all aspects of the project related to development and implementation of the summative assessment
The successful Vendor will provide the above mentioned services for both English Language Arts and mathematics, grades 3 through 8 and one high school grade, grade 11.
Organizations interested in bidding should indicate their intent by November 20th, 2012.
Proposals are due December 5th, 2012.
RFP Intent to Bid Form DOCX (MS Word)RFP-2012-11-01 Vendor Questions & Answers 11-27-12 PDF
Schedule of Upcoming RFPs
The NCSC GSEG Project may seek Vendors through a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process to provide services or products necessary for the activities included in the GSEG grant. The potential schedule for release and a description of such opportunities can be found here.
The NCSC GSEG announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a qualified vendor to provide professional services to:
- Develop an item writing process that adheres to the current evidence-centered design patterns;
- Provide items for the given task templates in English Language arts and mathematics;
- Conduct reviews of the items following NCSC GSEG protocols; and
- Deliver the required number of items in an acceptable format with the specified technical documentation of the process outcomes.
Organizations interested in bidding should indicate their intent by August 24th, 2012, by completing this form.
Proposals are due September 13th, 2012.
The NCSC GSEG announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a qualified vendor to provide professional services to develop a design and implementation solution for the project’s technology system.
Organizations interested in bidding should indicate their intent by January 27th, 2012. Proposals are due February 17, 2012.
Click here for the full RFP (PDF)
Updated on Feb. 8, 2012! Technology RFP Vendor Q & A (PDF)
Potential vendors, please submit a mandatory Intent To Bid form by January 27th, 2012 if you intend to bid: NCSC-Technology-RFP-Intent-to-Bid-Form.docx
For more information on NCSC, please see the NCSC Proposal Narrative (PDF)
Inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to:
NCSC GSEG Procurement Consultant:
12292 Double Fork Rd.
Greenwood, DE 19950
An optional Vendors Webinar Conference will be held on January 20, 2012 at noon ET.
The specific information is as follows:
Audio access: 1-866-740-1260 access code is 624-4826#
Web access: www.readytalk.com access code is 6244826 (no hyphen)