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ED-IES-11-R-0036, Regional Educational Laboratories 2012 - 2017

Solicitation Number: ED-IES-11-R-0036
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Contracts & Acquisitions Management
Location: Contracts (All ED Components)
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Added: Mar 08, 2011 10:53 am
Solicitation number: ED-IES-11-R-0036

Title: Regional Educational Laboratories 2011-2016


The Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), intends to award five-year contracts for each of the ten laboratory regions as specified in the Education Sciences and Reform Act (ESRA) of 2002, Part D, Section 174 (20 U.S.C. 9564) administered by the Institute of Education Sciences. As required by the authorizing legislation ED shall enter into contracts for a 5-year period.


The purpose is to enter into contracts with entities to establish a networked system of ten regional laboratories that serve the needs of each region of the United States.


The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) will carry out a range of activities to serve the needs of each region in the United States in accordance with the provisions stated in the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) of 2002 . These activities will include applied research, and development, dissemination, training, and technical assistance activities that focus on how to use data and analysis.


The primary mission of the RELs is to help states and districts systematically use data and analysis to answer important issues of policy and practice with the goal of improving student outcomes. Each REL will build research capacity and a knowledge base in states and districts by:

(1) Assisting states, districts, and schools in using their data systems;
(2) Conducting and supporting high quality research and evaluation analyses that focus on a few key topics; and
(3) Helping education policy makers and practitioners incorporate data-based inquiry practices into regular decision-making.

The RELs will carry out these priorities primarily by organizing partnerships or networks of practitioners, policy makers, and others in "research alliances." A research alliance is defined as a group of stakeholders (Local Education Agencies, State Education Agencies, and others) who agree to work together to use data to learn more about a specific education concern in order to make sound decisions to improve education outcomes. The structure, size, and focus of each alliance will reflect the needs of the region. RELs are encouraged to form regional, cross-state, or cross-district research alliances where appropriate, and/or to partner with existing alliances. Also, the RELs will conduct rigorous research and evaluation studies that may require 3 to 4 years to plan, implement, and prepare analytic report(s).


Expected Outcomes


The priority for the REL program and the mechanism for delivering REL services are intended to yield several important benefits for the regions and for the nation. These include:


• Development of a cohesive and potentially deep body of knowledge in core, priority areas for each region and nationally, rather than spreading REL work thinly over many issues;
• Increased use of evaluation, data, and analysis in how officials identify problems, choose programs and strategies, and learn from initiatives;
• Completion of a range of rigorous evaluation and research studies, methodologically appropriate to the questions the studies attempt to answer;
• Expansion of state and local capacity to use their own data, conduct high quality research and evaluation, and appropriately incorporate findings into policy and practice;
• Distribution of REL work across the region, with a transparent and equitable process for REL assistance; and
• Establishment of strong partnerships among practitioners, policy makers, and researchers that are not dependent on ongoing REL support.


The solicitation will be a Full and Open Competition. The NAICS codes used to define this procurement: This procurement is defined as code 541720 under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). As such, the applicable Small Business Size Standard for this announcement is $7 million or less in annual receipts. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which will be considered by the agency. It is anticipated that ten contracts, with a period of performance of 5 years, will be awarded as a result of the RFP. The contract type is anticipated as Firm Fixed Price.


This announcement is not a Request for Proposals (RFP). It is anticipated that the RFP will be available on or about March 25, 2011 through the website at http://FedBizOpps.gov. All proposals must be submitted on or before the due date and time stated in the RFP to: Sharon Masciana, Contract Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Potomac Center Plaza, OCFO/CAM, 550 12th Street, SW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4230. The reference number to be used for the pre-solicitation announcement is: ED-IES-11-R-0036. All correspondence must cite the reference number as provided. Questions may be directed by email to Sharon Masciana, Contract Specialist, at Sharon.Masciana@ed.gov or telephone at 202-245-6132 or Pamela Bone, Contracting Officer at Pamela.Bone@ed.gov or by telephone at 202-245-6181.


 

Added: Mar 15, 2011 4:34 pm
Attached is the Draft Statement of Work for the Regional Educational Laboratories 2011-2016.

Interested vendors may provide questions by March 21, 2011 no later than 2:00 pm to Sharon.Masciana@ed.gov.

Further potential information...


ED also contemplates a webinar on or about
March 30, 2011. Further information to follow.


 

Added: Apr 04, 2011 5:44 pm

The NAICS code best suited for this acquisition is 611710-- Educational Support Services.

Added: Apr 18, 2011 4:55 pm
REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY PROGRAM - RFP

Note to Potential Offerors:


While ED recognizes that the issue date for the new RFP has passed, ED plans to issue the RFP shortly. It is the government's intent that the awards for new Regional Educational Laboratory contracts will be made on or about January 3, 2012.


This acquisition is subject to the availability of funds.

Added: May 11, 2011 2:37 pm

This announcement releases Request for Proposals (RFP) ED-IES-11-R-0036, Regional Educational Laboratories 2012 - 2017. Please note this title is slightly different than in the pre-solicitation notice.


All proposals must be submitted no later than the due date and time stated in the RFP to the attention of Sharon Masciana. The reference number to be used for the solicitation is: ED-IES-11-R-0036. All correspondence and proposals must cite the reference number as provided.


Questions may be directed by email to Sharon Masciana, Contract Specialist, at Sharon.Masciana@ed.gov or telephone at 202-245-6132 or Pamela Bone, Contracting Officer at Pamela.Bone@ed.gov or by telephone at 202-245-6181.


The RFP is a Full and Open Competition. The NAICS codes used to define this procurement are 611710 Educational Support Services and 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). As such, the applicable Small Business Size Standard for this announcement is $7 million or less in annual receipts. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which will be considered by the agency. It is anticipated that ten contracts, with a period of performance of 5 years, will be awarded as a result of the RFP. The contract type is anticipated as Firm Fixed Price.


Potential offerors may submit clarification questions no later than May 18, 2011 by 2:00 p.m.


 


 

Added: May 20, 2011 3:36 pm
AMENDMENT 0001 to RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036 provides corrections as noted.
Added: May 27, 2011 10:37 am
The purpose of this amendment is to inform interested parties about a link to a pre-recorded video presentation. This is a PowerPoint presentation accompanied by audio.

The link provides access to Parts I and II. There is technical support if you experience problems opening the presentation.
Added: Jun 15, 2011 6:14 pm Modified: Jun 15, 2011 7:25 pmTrack Changes
Amendment 0003 to RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036 provides the Vendor Questions and Answers.  RFP elements have been updated and are provided as attachments including the revised Performance Work Statement, revised Technical Proposal Instructions, revised Business Proposal Instructions, revised Evaluation Criteria, Attachment C -- Pricing Schedule, and Attachment F - Past Performance Information Form (fax number only).  Sample templates for spreadsheets are also provided.  

This amendment does not extend the due date for proposals of June 29, 2011 no later than 2:00 pm EDT.

Please review the Questions and Answers for updated information on the mailing address.

Amendment no. 0003 is attached for signature.  Another update to the Technical Proposal Instructions has been added to delete numbering under Task 4 and Task 5.

Added: Jun 17, 2011 12:08 pm
AMENDMENT 0004 to RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036

The SF30 for Amendment 0004 is attached for signature. The documents for this amendment were attached (reference information above regarding attachments).
Added: Jun 17, 2011 12:15 pm
AMENDMENT 0005 to RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036

The SF30 for Amendment 0005 is attached for signature and adds the questions and answers numbers 101 and 102.  
Added: Jun 20, 2011 11:22 am
AMENDMENT 0006 TO RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036

The SF30 for AMENDMENT 0006 is attached for signature and adds question and answer number 103. 
Added: Dec 28, 2011 9:08 am
The purpose of this notice is to notify industry of the awards made to the following vendors:

CNAC
4825 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22311
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0005
Amount: $28,290,000

CSEL
9000 E. Nichols Ave.,
Ste. 112
Englewood, CO 80112
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0007
Amount: $29,145,664


ICFI
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031-1207
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0006
Amount: $30,704,888


AIR
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007-3835
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0004
Amount: $45,194,894


EDC
55 Chapel St.
Newton, MA 02458-1060
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0009
Amount: $35,880,000


Education Northwest
101 SW Main, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0003
Amount: $28,479,355


McREL
4601 DTC Boulevard, STE 500
Denver, CO 80237-2596
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0010
Amount: $24,150,000


Florida State University
874 Traditions Way 3rd Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4166
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0011
Amount: $38,587,051


SEDL
4700 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723-3081
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0012
Amount: $40,025,236


WestEd
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1242
Contract No. ED-IES-12-C-0002
Amount: $41,400,000


Each contract was awarded for 60 months. The total awarded amount is $341,857,088.


 

Added: Apr 10, 2012 11:47 am
The Department is hereby issuing additional instructions in the re-evaluation of the Southwest (SW) Region for the post-corrective action.  This amendment is only applicable to the SW Region for RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036.

Please see the attached Amendment 0009.
Added: Apr 11, 2012 4:12 pm
The Department is hereby issuing clarifications to Amendment 0009.
Please see the attached Amendment 0010.  This Amendment 0010 is only applicable to the Southwest Region post-corrective action 
for RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036.  
Added: May 11, 2012 4:00 pm
The Department is hereby issuing additional instructions in the re-evaluation of the Southest Region for the post-corrective action.  This amendment is only applicable to the SE region for RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036.
Added: Dec 21, 2012 7:34 pm
FBO.gov posting on December 21, 2012

The following changes are made to the original award posting as a result of the corrective action taken by the U.S. Department of Education:

1. Synopsis: The contract award to Southwest Educational Development Corporation (SEDL) continues to be in effect. The Stop Work Order in response to the protest has been lifted. The contractor shall continue with performance of the work under Contract number ED-IES-12-C-0012. The contract performance period is 60 months. The period of performance is January 3, 2012 through November 29, 2017 (inclusive of the Stop Work Order - 60 months total) This notice is to affirm the award to the following vendor:

SEDL
4700 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723-3081
Contract number: ED-IES-12-C-0012
Amount: $39,511,222



2. The Stop Work Order in response to the Southwest protest has been lifted for Task 8 for the MidAtlantic Region. This notice is to affirm the award to the following vendor: 



ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax VA 22031-6050
Contract number: ED-IES-12-C-0006
Total Task 8 Price: $2,061,386



3. Synopsis: The contract award to Florida State University (FSU) continues to be in effect. The contractor shall continue with performance of the work under Contract number ED-IES-12-C-0011. The contract performance period is from January 3, 2012 through January 2, 2017 - 60 months total. This notice is to affirm the award to the following vendor: 



Florida State University
Sponsored Research Services
874 Traditions Way, SSB 3rd Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4166
Contract number: ED-IES-12-C-0011
Amount: $37,400,004

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Draft Statement of Work

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Draft Statement of Work
Posted Date:
March 15, 2011
Description: Draft Statement of Work--
entitled REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LABORATORIES 2011 2016

Solicitation 1

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
May 11, 2011
Description: RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036
Description: Attachment A -- Performance Work Statement (PWS)
Description: Attachment B -- Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan
Description: Attachment C -- Pricing Schedule
Description: Attachment D - Contractor Employee Personnel Security Screening
Description: Attachment E - CONFLICT OF INTEREST CERTIFICATION
Description: Attachment F - Past Performance Form (RELs)
Description: Attachment G -Sub Contracting Plan (RELs)
Description: Appendix 1-- Final REL Needs Assessment Report

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
May 20, 2011
AMENDMENT 0001.pdf (2,791.49 Kb)
Description: Amendment 0001 to RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
May 27, 2011
Description: Pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation with audio

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 15, 2011
Description: Attachment A -- Performance Work Statement (PWS)
Description: Revised Technical Proposal Instructions
Description: Revised Business Proposal Instructions
Description: Revised Section M - Evaluation Criteria
Description: Attachment C -- Pricing Schedule
Description: Attachment F - Past Performance Information Form
Description: Vendor Questions and Answers to the RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036
Description: Sample Templates for Spreadsheets

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 15, 2011
Description: Revisions to remove number on Tasks 4 and 5 for the FINAL Technical Proposal Instructions supplement 6 15 11
Description: Amendment 0003 attached for signature

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 17, 2011
Description: SF30 Amendment 0004

Amendment 6

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 17, 2011
Description: Amendment 0005 SF 30 is attached.

Amendment 7

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 20, 2011
Description: Amendment 0006 adds Question and Answer Number 103

Modification 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
April 10, 2012
Description: The Department is hereby issuing additional instructions in the re-evaluation of the Southwest (SW) Region for the post-corrective action. This amendment is only applicable to the SW Region for RFP ED-IES-11-R-0036. See attached Amendment 0009.

Modification 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
April 11, 2012
Description: Amendment 0010

Modification 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
May 11, 2012
Description: Amendment # 11
:
550 12th Street, SW, 7th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20202
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not applicable

United States
:
Sharon A. Masciana,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 202-245-6132
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Pamela W. Bone,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-245-6181