DYCD releases the Community Schools Request for Proposals (RFP)- January 21 , 2015
The Community Schools Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking qualified community‐based organizations to implement a community school approach in 83 of the 94 Department of Education (DOE) “Renewal Schools.” Renewal Schools are elementary, middle, and high schools that have been identified as struggling and in need of intensive support to improve student outcomes, based on a number of criteria including low academic achievement (test scores and graduation rates) and low ratings on DOE’s quality review. While the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is processing this RFP and will participate in selecting lead CBOs together with DOE, DOE will directly oversee and manage the resulting contracts.
This RFP has been released through the HHS Accelerator system to those organizations prequalified in the relevant service areas. Likewise, proposals must be submitted through the HHS Accelerator system in the manner set forth in the “Procurements” section of the system by those same prequalified organizations. Go to www.nyc.gov/hhsaccelerator to learn more.
It is anticipated that the term of the contracts awarded from this RFP will be from May 15, 2015 to June 30, 2018 with an option to renew for three additional years.
The pre-proposal conferences for this RFP will be held at 2 Lafayette, 14th floor Auditorium New York, NY 10007 on the following dates and times:
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Although it is not mandatory, it is recommended proposers attend at least one of the above sessions. Due to limited space, there will be a maximum of two people allowed per organization and proposers must RSVP to ACCO@dycd.nyc.gov , stating “Community Schools RSVP” in the subject line and specifying the date and time of the pre‐proposal conference you wish to attend. RSVPs must be received by Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Please allow extra time for security checks.
**Deadline for responses to this RFPs is February 24, 2015**
If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to email@example.com indicating “Community Schools” in the subject line.