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Technical Assistance for States Developing Career Pathways Systems

Solicitation Number: ED-VAE-13-R-0033
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Contracts & Acquisitions Management
Location: Contracts (All ED Components)
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ED-VAE-13-R-0033
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Award
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September 27, 2013
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ED-VAE-13-C-0060
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$823,616
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Kratos Technology & Training Solutions, Inc.
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Added: May 20, 2013 6:39 pm

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) is seeking a company to provide subject matter expertise and specialized commercial technical support services to assist the Department in continuing its initiative to provide technical assistance to states developing Career Pathway Systems.

This initiative builds on the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) "Career Pathways Technical Assistance Initiative" as well as OVAE's recently completed Policy to Performance (adult education).  All totaled, these prior federal government investments have directly reached 17 states.  This new initiative will build on the successes and lessons learned of the earlier federal government investments and provide additional states and other selected sites access to different tiers of technical assistance.  In doing so, this project will assist states in integrating adult education into broader career pathways system development at the state and local levels.  By  cross-walking and combining the tools developed under OVAE's recently concluded Policy for Performance (adult education), States' Employability Standards in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Adult Education, and DOL's Career Pathways Technical Assistance Initiative, states and other selected sites participating in this new initiative will be offered multiple tiers of technical assistance designed to streamline, expedite, and accelerate implementation of career pathways.

The Primary goal of the Technical Assistance for Developing Career Pathways project is to further integrate adult education into broader career pathways systems development at the state and local level by helping states build upon the successes and lessons learned through earlier federal government investments.

To achieve this primary goal, the contractor shall meet the following objectives:

1.  Manage the project  to ensure accountability and successful outcomes;

2.  Develop and implement a mult-tiered technical assistance plan designed to further integrate adult education into broader career pathways systems development at the state and local levels;

3.  Develop a career pathways affiliate network that supports successful implementation of the technical assistance plan;

4.  Organize, coordinate and facilitate subject matter experts (SMEs) that will ensure that the project's activities are well informed; and,

5.  Conduct appropriate outreach and dissemination activities.

It is anticipated that an unrestricted full and open competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available on May 30, 2013.  All responsive sources may submit a proposal which the Department will consider.  A firm fixed price contract with a 12 month base period plus two 12 month option periods is anticipated.  The award date for this procurement is planned to occur no later than September 27, 2013.

Added: May 30, 2013 5:35 pm
The purpose of this Modification/Amendment is to formally issue Solicitation Number ED-VAE-13-R-0033 for Technical Assistance for States Developing Career Pathways Systems.

Clarification Questions are due to the individuals listed in the attached Solicitation no later than 1:00 p.m., June 13, 2013.

Proposals are due no later than 1:00 p.m. July 8, 2013.
Added: Jun 20, 2013 9:34 am
The purpose of this Amendment is to formally issue the U.S. Department of Education's responses to the clarification questions received from interested parties regarding Solicitation ED-VAE-13-R-0033.
Added: Oct 01, 2013 11:22 am
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) is awarding a contract to Kratos Technology & Training Solutions, Inc. to provide subject matter expertise and specialized commercial technical support services to assist the Department in continuing its initiative to provide technical assistance to states developing Career Pathway Systems.  The Contract has a period of performance from September 27, 2013 through September 26, 2014.  It also has two 12-month option periods.

This initiative builds on the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) "Career Pathways Technical Assistance Initiative" as well as OVAE's recently completed Policy to Performance (adult education).  All totaled, these prior federal government investments have directly reached 17 states.  This new initiative will build on the successes and lessons learned of the earlier federal government investments and provide additional states and other selected sites access to different tiers of technical assistance.  In doing so, this project will assist states in integrating adult education into broader career pathways system development at the state and local levels.  By  cross-walking and combining the tools developed under OVAE's recently concluded Policy for Performance (adult education), States' Employability Standards in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Adult Education, and DOL's Career Pathways Technical Assistance Initiative, states and other selected sites participating in this new initiative will be offered multiple tiers of technical assistance designed to streamline, expedite, and accelerate implementation of career pathways.

The Primary goal of the Technical Assistance for Developing Career Pathways project is to further integrate adult education into broader career pathways systems development at the state and local level by helping states build upon the successes and lessons learned through earlier federal government investments.

To achieve this primary goal, the contractor shall meet the following objectives:

1.  Manage the project  to ensure accountability and successful outcomes;

2.  Develop and implement a mult-tiered technical assistance plan designed to further integrate adult education into broader career pathways systems development at the state and local levels;

3.  Develop a career pathways affiliate network that supports successful implementation of the technical assistance plan;

4.  Organize, coordinate and facilitate subject matter experts (SMEs) that will ensure that the project's activities are well informed; and,

5.  Conduct appropriate outreach and dissemination activities.


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Solicitation 1

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Solicitation
Posted Date:
May 30, 2013
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Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 20, 2013
Description: ED-VAE-13-R-0033 Amend 0001
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Endrias M. Leuleseged,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 2022456171
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Stephen H. Scheffer,
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