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Special Education Mediation

Contracts for Services to New York IHEs, Nonprofits, and For-Profits
to Provide Training for Additional Special Education Mediators

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) - P-12 Office of Special Education

Deadline Date:

07/30/19 3:00 PM Receipt


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Contracts for services to New York IHEs, nonprofits, and for-profits to provide training programs for special education mediators and for data collection related to mediation sessions currently conducted in New York. Funding is intended to encourage the use of special education mediators, who help ensure that any disputes regarding the education of a student with disabilities are resolved.

The RFP will be funded in two parts:

- Part I - to promote the use of special education mediation statewide, as well as provide special education mediator training, professional development and coaching; and
- Part II - to collect and report data on mediation sessions conducted statewide and to provide reimbursement for administrative costs (fiscal management) related to conducting special education mediation to the CDRCs. (Administrative costs include costs related to the CDRCs’ coordination of case assignments and follow-up, scheduling, paperwork related to development of agreement, salary and office costs related to administrative oversight.)

A bidder may submit a bid for either Part I, Part II or both. The bidder has the option to bid on both Part I and Part II; however, the bidder must submit a separate proposal for each contract. In addition, proposals for Part I and Part II must have separate staffing. The proposals for Part I and Part II will be scored separately.

Service Area: For Part I, the vendor shall provide training accessible to new and current special education mediators from the 20 CDRCs and promote the use of mediation statewide. For Part II, the vendor shall collect data from each of the 20 CDRCs and enter the data into the State Education Department (SED) Monitoring System and provide reimbursement to the CDRCs for administrative costs incurred in conducting mediation sessions.

Deliverables and/or Project Description for Part I:

Deliverables and/or Project Description for Part II:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186320

Number of Grants:

Up to 2

Term of Contract:

The contract(s) resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin October 1, 2019 and to end September 30, 2024.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible bidders are public and private institutions of higher education and private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to no later than the close of business July 9, 2019. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted no later than July 16, 2019.

All application documents must be received at NYSED no later than July 30, 2019, by 3:00 PM.

Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the total contract budget for Part I proposals and thirty percent (30%) for Part II proposals. Subcontracting is defined as non-employee direct personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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

The application documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes and mailed to:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Thomas McBride, RFP #19-021
Contract Administration Unit, Room 501W EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #19-021

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York