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Contract for Services to a New York Nonprofit, For-Profit, IHE, or Education Agency to Prepare Students for Career Success


Geographic Focus

USA: New York CityNew York

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New York State Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center (NYS CTE TAC)

New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Office of Career and Technical Education

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #159462

Grant Description

Contract for services to a New York nonprofit or for-profit organization, institution of higher education, or educational agency to prepare students throughout the State for career success. The contractor will provide services, support, and assistance for career and technical education programs for students at the secondary and post-secondary level.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Career and Technical Education is seeking proposals from organizations to provide technical assistance and support services to secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The purpose of the NYS CTE TAC is to assist the NYSED in addressing the vision that all learners have access to high-quality CTE opportunities that are equitably and deliberately integrated at all educational levels to better prepare New York students for lifelong learning and career success.

The purpose of this RFP is to support the operation of a Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center (CTE TAC) to assist the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in addressing the priorities of the New York State Plan for Career and Technical Education and to meet the requirements of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (commonly known as Perkins V). Perkins V focuses on improving the academic and technical achievement of CTE students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improving accountability. 

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The eligible bidders include private and public institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations.

Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this RFP.

The following items are not allowed and will not be funded:
1. Equipment purchases
2. New construction or renovation of facilities
3. Food or refreshment costs*
4. Meals for CTE TAC staff during in-state travel
5. Membership fees

* May be allowed in unusual circumstances on a cost-recovery basis with prior approval.

Pre-Application Information:

- Questions regarding the request must be submitted no later than the close of business on July 20, 2020.
- A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted no later than July 27, 2020.
- Proposals must be received by August 10, 2020, by 3:00 PM.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:


Term of Contract:

The contract resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin December 1, 2020, and to end November 30, 2025.

Contact Information:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, bidders are requested to submit their bids electronically to

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by e-mail to

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

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