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ACADEMIC OFFICE

 
Purpose: To increase the understanding of the Common Core State Standards and mastery of the English Language Arts and Mathematics Instructional Shifts that accompany the new standards.
Date Posted: October 16, 2014
Application Deadline: November 12, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

Contact: Jonathan P. Costa, Sr: costa@educationconnection.org
Phone: (860) 484-9109

RFP:811
 
Purpose: To provide schools with the resources to strengthen their arts programming through meaningful partnerships with local and statewide arts organizations and instutitions.
Date Posted: September 29, 2014
Application Deadline:  October 31, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Eileen.williams@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6743

RFP:136
 
 
Purpose: To assist eligible local educational agencies that experience unexpectedly large increases in their student population due to immigration. NOTE: This is an entitlement grant that is awarded directly to CT school districts that meet certain criteria. Those districts will be notified directly if they are awarded the grant. No other entities need apply.
Date Posted: September 16, 2014
Application Deadline: November 7, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

Contact: william.howe@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6752

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Purpose: Reporting progress on last year's awardees 
Date Posted: September 2, 2014 
Application Deadline: November 21, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: Eileen.williams@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6743
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Purpose: All limited English proficient students will be come proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading and mathematics. 
Date Posted: August 21, 2014
Application Deadline: September 26, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

Contact: marie.glowski@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6750

RFP:990
 
Purpose: To continue the consortia College Career Pathways program goals and objectives that encourage the development of four-year or six-year career and technical education programs that combine secondary and postsecondary programs.
Date Posted: May 8, 2014
Application Deadline: June 6, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A  
Contact: lori.matyjas@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6785
RFP:998
 
Purpose: To prepare the next generation of students with the knowledge and skills to compete in the global economy. 
Date Posted: May 8, 2014
Application Deadline: May 30, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

Contact: june.sanford@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6765

Solicitation #:14SDE0018-RFP
Implementation of the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments
 
Purpose: Part 1 Introduction
 
Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont, hereafter referred to as the New England Assessment Consortium (NEAC), intend to implement the new Smarter Balanced Assessments through a multi-state procurement collaborative. The states seek proposals from qualified individuals, companies and organizations to execute the scope of work outlined in this RFP, covering an array of activities and services that will be needed to manage the project, and to administer, score and report the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments in Grades 3 through 8 and 11. In addition, the states are seeking separate bids for the development and hosting of a secure online analysis and reporting system. The assessments will be administered in accordance with Smarter Balanced policies, procedures and technical specifications, and consistent with the policies and guidelines that govern procurement and project implementation in each of the three states, the state guidelines and regulations taking precedence if conflicts occur.
 
The NEAC states are all governing states in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and have made extensive contribution to the design and development of the assessments. Smarter Balanced is currently in the final year of developing a comprehensive and integrated assessment system that includes summative, interim and formative components. The summative assessment will feature online delivery of test items, using computer adaptive technologies, and performance tasks. An array of digital tools and features that will enhance the testing experience for all students, particularly students with disabilities, English language learners, and other students with special assessment needs, will also be provided (note: the digital tools will be provided by Smarter Balanced and are not included in the scope of work for this RFP).  Both the summative and interim assessments will require web hosting, as well as provisions for technical assistance to schools and other users (the proposed digital library of formative assessment professional development modules will be hosted on the web by Smarter Balanced).
 
Part 2    Purpose of Solicitation
 
The NEAC states seek a Contractor experienced in web-based student assessment test delivery, scoring methodology, and related services to provide a web-based computer-adaptive testing system that must be compliant and certified (pending certification process) for specifications of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s common assessment for mathematics and English language arts. The resulting system shall be hosted on the Contractor’s site or a site managed by the Contractor or its subcontractor. The System will become available for operational testing by January 2015.
 
Although the NEAC tests will be administered jointly by Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Contractor will enter into separate contract agreements with each of the three states. Each of the states will award individual contracts that reflect the maximum number of years that the state can provide, with the intent that the Contractor will provide services for three years, beginning on or about July 15, 2014, and terminating on July 15, 2017.
Release of RFP: April 28, 2014
Pre-bid Conference: May 12 2014 (Web based)
Receipt of Questions: May 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Proposal Due Date:  June 6, 2014, 4:00 p.m. 
Contact:gail.pagano@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6821
RFP:992
 
Purpose: To develop an investing and personal finance education course to provide students with basic financial skills that will enable them to apply effective financial decision making as they make the transition into postsecondary education or the workforce. In addition, the grant will provide opportunities for students to explore career options in the financial field.
Date Posted: April 17, 2014
Application Deadline: June 6, 2014
Bidder's Conference: May 6, 2014 

Contact: lee.marcoux@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6768

CHOICE PROGRAMS

RFP:001
 
Purpose: To maintain a competitive grant program for the purpose of assisting local and regional boards of education, regional educational service centers and nonsectarian, nonprofit organizations with the establishment of interdistrict cooperative programs that increase student achievement and reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation.
Date Posted: August, 2014
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015
Bidder's Conference: September 19, 2014
Contact:  janet.foster@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6561
RFP:128
 
Purpose: To provide funding to assist charter schools in financing school building projects, general improvement to school buildings and/or the repayment of debt incurred for school building projects.
Date Posted: January 21, 2014
Application Deadline: February 28 2014
Bidder's Conference:  N/A
Contact: robert.kelly@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6574

RFP:020 Application Package for the Development of State and Local Charter Schools [PDF]

Purpose: To serve as a vehicle for those seeking to establish state and local charter schools pursuant to Section 10-66aa to 10-66nn of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Date Posted: November 8, 2013
Application Deadline: January 24, 2014
Bidder's Conference: November 26, 2013, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., in Room 307A at the State Office Building, which is located at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. 
Contact: robert.kelly@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6574

OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

RFP:168

Purpose: In accordance with Section 9(e)(4) of Public Act 12-189 as amended by Section 72 of Public Act 14-98, and Section 13(h)(2) of Public Act 13-239 as amended by Section 75 of Public Act 14-98, $13,500,000 in bond funding is available to provide grants-in-aid to sponsors of school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to that portion of facilities that house school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers.

Date Posted: June 13, 2014
Application Deadline:    August 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Bidder's Conference: N/A 
Phone: 860-713-6783
RFP:054   

Purpose: A state-funded initiative from the Connecticut Department of Education that develops a network of school readiness programs to:

  • Significantly increase the number of spaces in accredited and/or approved programs for young children to provide access to high-quality school readiness programs;
  • Significantly increase the number of full-day, full-year spaces to meet family needs; and
  • Share cost of school readiness and child-care programs among the state and its various agencies, the communities and families
Date posted: February 25, 2014
Application deadline:  May 21, 2014
Bidder’s Conference:  N/A
Contact: gerri.rowell@ct.gov
Phone:  860-713-6774
RFP:053

Purpose: A state-funded initiative from the Connecticut Department of Education that develops a network of school readiness programs to:

  • Significantly increase the number of spaces in accredited and/or approved programs for young children to provide access to high-quality school readiness programs;
  • Significantly increase the number of full-day, full-year spaces to meet family needs; and
  • Share cost of school readiness and child-care programs among the state and its various agencies, the communities and families
Date Posted: February 25, 2014
Application Deadline:   May 16, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A 
Phone: 860-713-6774

HEALTH/NUTRITION/FAMILY SERVICES AND ADULT EDUCATION

RFP:997

Purpose: To provide competitive grant-in-aid to state charter schools, local and regional boards of education, private schools, regional education service centers and endowed academies for the purpose of assisting up to 10 severe need schools, as defined in Section 10-266w of the 2012 Supplement to the Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.), to establish or expand in-classroom school breakfast programs under C.G.S. 10-215g.

Date Posted: September 8, 2014
Application Deadline:    October 17, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A
Phone: 860-807-2123
RFP:006
 
Purpose: To assist local and regional boards of education with the establishment or maintenance of education programs with day care components for students who are parents.  
Date Posted: July 17, 2014
Application Deadline: August 14, 2014
Bidder's Conference: July 18, 2014 

Contact: shelby.pons@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2103

RFP:802

Purpose: To expand school-based learning time by 300 or more hours through a longer school day, week and/or year for addressing school wide priorities for all students.

Date Posted: July 14, 2014
Application Deadline: August 21, 2014
Bidder's Conference: July 18, 2014 

Contact: shelby.pons@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2103

RFP:132
 
Purpose: To support community-learning centers that provide programs focused on helping children in high-need schools to succeed academically through the use of scientifically-based practice and extended learning time.  
Date Posted: July 14, 2014
Application Deadline: August 21, 2014
Bidder's Conference: July 18, 2014 

Contact: shelby.pons@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2103

RFP:997

Purpose: To provide competitive grant-in-aid to state charter schools, local and regional boards of education, private schools, regional education service centers and endowed academies for the purpose of assisting up to 10 severe need schools, as defined in Section 10-266w of the 2012 Supplement to the Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.), to establish or expand in-classroom school breakfast programs under C.G.S. 10-215g.

Date Posted: January 9, 2014
Application Deadline:    January 27, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A
Phone: 860-807-2123

REGIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE OFFICE/SHEFF OFFICE

ED:999
 
Purpose: To promote academic and social success for students participating in the Open Choice Program in the Sheff Region.
Date Posted: March 28, 2014
Application Deadline: May 9, 2014
Bidder's Conference:  N/A                             
Contact: ann.gaulin@ct.gov
Phone:  (860) 713-6544
RFP:800
 
Purpose: For entities that operate an interdistrict magnet school that assists the state in meeting the goals of the stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A O’Neill, et al., to promote academic support and success for students participating in interdistrict magnet school programs.
Date Posted:  March 26, 2014
Application Deadline:  April 28, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: glen.peterson@ct.gov, (Director, RSCO-Sheff Office); yemi.onibokun@ct.gov (Program Manager) 
Phone: (860) 713-2018

RFP:805
 
Purpose: To provide an incentive for increasing the number of Open Choice students by funding capital expenditures that are linked to servicing the increased number of Open Choice students for improving the educational experiences at the schools that participate in the Open Choice program in the Sheff Region.
Date Posted: March 7, 2014
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
Bidder's Conference: March 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
at CSDE, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT Conference Room 307A                             
Contact: ann.gaulin@ct.gov
Phone:  (860) 713-6544

SPECIAL EDUCATION

RFP:026
 
Purpose: To assist Connecticut school districts to better serve at-risk primary grade children through the availability of an early intervention mental health program for the detection and prevention of emotional, behavioral and learning problems, under Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 10-76t through 76w.
Date Posted:  May 30, 2014
Application Deadline:  Friday, June 27, 2014, NO LATER THAN 4:30 p.m.  
Bidder's Conference: Friday, May 30, 2014

Contact: norma.sproul@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6936

 
Purpose: Two entitlement grant programs under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Assistance for Education of all Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities
Date Posted: February 6, 2014
Application Deadline: May 16, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: brian.cunnane@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6919

TALENT OFFICE

Purpose: Interested parties may respond with proposals to provide services for either or both of the parts below, each of which is represented individually in the Product and/or Services Specification of the RFP package.
·        Validation of Rubrics: Develop and facilitate a process to validate three separate rubrics used for the observation of educators: CCT Rubric for Effective Teaching, the CCT Rubric for Student and Educator Support Specialists and the Connecticut Leader Evaluation Rubric;
·        Calibration: Develop a process to provide ongoing calibration for school and district administrators/observers executing formal and informal teacher and administrator observations;
Release of RFP: April 7, 2014
Receipt of Questions: April 17, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Proposal Due Date: April 30, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Georgia.stathoulas@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6808
TURNAROUND OFFICE
RFP:809 
 
 
Purpose: To provide grant funding to educational reform districts pursuing comprehensive wraparound strategies in Commissioner's Network schools, including social-emotional behavioral supports, family involvement and support, student engagement, physical health and wellness, and social work and case management.
Date Posted:  August 20, 2014
Application Deadline:  September 2, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: Andrew.ferguson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6793
RFP:808
 
Purpose: To recognize high-performing schools, and facilitate and fund the sharing of best practices, particularly strategies for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and educator evaluation and support systems.
Date Posted:  August 13, 2014
Application Deadline:  September 26, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: kelly.mero@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6739

ED:229 
 
Purpose: To educate children identified as limited English proficient in schools where 20 or more are of the same language group
Date Posted:  May 19, 2014
Application Deadline:  September 5, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: megan.alubicki@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6786
ED:704
 
Purpose: To assist low performing schools 
Date Posted:  March 6, 2014
Application Deadline:  April 11, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: michelle.rosado@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6748

Solicitation#:14SDE0016-RFP
 
Purpose: A growing body of research demonstrates the primacy and impact of teacher and leader effectiveness on student achievement. Typically, urban public school districts have difficulty attracting and retaining top talent in their lowest-performing schools. Leaders and teachers in these schools often lack the ongoing support, development, feedback, and coaching necessary to grow as professionals and become highly effective. The Turnaround Office and the Connecticut State Department of Education (“CSDE”) unfortunately do not have the capability or capacity to meaningfully support and systematically increase leader and teacher effectiveness in these schools and at scale. Therefore, the Turnaround Office seeks a provider willing and able to offer professional services to support and empower teachers and leaders in low-performing schools in the areas described in Section II of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”). 
 
The purpose of this RFP is to identify a proven provider(s) able to offer the professional services, or some combination thereof, listed below that will support and empower teachers and leaders serving in low-performing schools. It is expected that these services will lead to significant gains in student achievement.  
Release of RFP:  February 18, 2014
Receipt of Questions:  February 28, 2014, 12:00 p.m. 
Proposal Due Date: March 14, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Andrew.ferguson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6793

Solicitation#:14SDE0015-RFP
 
Purpose: There are dozens of low-performing high schools in Connecticut, many of which are concentrated in the state's 30 Alliance Districts. With a few exceptions, past efforts to address underperformance in these comprehensive high schools have failed to generate necessary and/or lasting results. Given the urgent need to improve student achievement, the Connecticut State Department of Education (“CSDE”) is eager to support district and school teams in their high school redesign efforts. A growing body of research supports converting large, comprehensive high schools into small learning communities (SLCs) or autonomous academies within a larger school campus. To that end, the Turnaround Office seeks a provider(s) willing and able to offer the services described in Section II of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”). 
 
The purpose of this RFP is to identify a proven provider(s) able to offer the professional services listed below, or some combination thereof, to support district and school teams in transforming comprehensive, low-performing high schools into high-achieving SLCs or autonomous academies. It is expected that these services will lead to significant gains in student achievement.
Release of RFP:  February 18, 2014
Receipt of Questions:  February 28, 2014, 12:00 p.m. 
Proposal Due Date: March 14, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Andrew.ferguson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6793

RFP:806
 
Purpose: To leverage change and dramatically improve student achievement in Connecticut's lowest-performing schools by making targeted investments in the areas of talent, academics, culture and climate, and/or operations.   
Date Posted:  January 15, 2014
Application Deadline:   April 11, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: morgan.barth@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6705

RFP:807
 
Purpose: To dramatically improve student achievement in Connecticut's lowest-performing comprehensive high schools by supporting the adoption and development of smaller learning communities or autonomous academies through capital investments and infrastructure improvements.
Date Posted:  January 15, 2014
Application Deadline:  April 11, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: morgan.barth@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6705

ED:705
 
Purpose: To support district efforts to dramatically raise student performance and close achievement gaps by pursuing bold and innovative reform strategies consistent with Sections 10-262u and 10-266q of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Date Posted:  January 15, 2014
Application Deadline:  April 11, 2014
Bidder's Conference:  N/A 

Contact: morgan.barth@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6705

RFP:804
 
Purpose: To assist local education agencies in expanding the availability of high-quality school models by awarding grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment and capital start-up costs, including acquisition costs.  
Date Posted:  December 23, 2013
Application Deadline:   January 24, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Andrew.ferguson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6793

Solicitation#:14SDE0014-RFP
 
Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is seeking professional services for more than 100 low-performing schools heavily concentrated in 30 high-need school districts in Connecticut. As these schools typically lack the data infrastructure, assessment systems, and aligned professional learning opportunities necessary to empower leaders and teachers to increase student achievement, the CSDE is seeking professional services, specifically identified in this RFP, for such schools.
 
Release of RFP: December 11, 2013
Receipt of Questions: December 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Proposal Due Date: January 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.  EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24, 2014, 4:00 P.M.

Contact: Andrew.ferguson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6793

RFP:803
 
Purpose: To develop a Turnaround Plan application for consideration by the Commissioner and the State Board of Education for final selection into the Commissioner's Network.
Date Posted:  December 9, 2013
Application Deadline:  July 1, 2014
Bidder's Conference:  N/A 

Contact: morgan.barth@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6705



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