RFP ED-00-R-0007
Study of State and Local Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (SLIIDEA)

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:  January 25, 2000 2 P.M. E.S.T.
POINT OF CONTACT:   Pamela J. Weaver, Contract Specialist at (202) 260-0183

The U.S. Department of Education has a requirement to evaluate the implementation and impact of the 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Specifically, this 5-year study will examine six "cluster" areas of IDEA provisions relevant to the delivery of a free appropriate public education for all identified children and youth with disabilities. These six areas are 1) Improved performance, 2) Supporting least restrictive environment, 3) Successful transitions for young children, 4) Successful transition to post-school life, 5) Positive behavioral supports, and 6) Positive parent intervention. The Department awarded a task order to a team of researchers to design the SLIIDEA study. This task order is in effect from August 1998 - February 2000. Several major formative activities related to this study have been completed: literature review/background paper; conceptual framework; working design plan, plan of operation, instrument lists, and development of new instruments. Copies of all related documents can be found at This is a full and open procurement to implement the design study and it is open to all responsible sources.

Requests for copies of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, telegram, Internet, or in person. All requests shall reference the RFP number (ED-00-R-0007) and title. Telephone requests may be placed by calling 202-708-6498. Mail or telegram requests shall be sent to the following address, U.S. Department of Education/CPO, ATTN: Yolanda Abney, Room 3616, 7th & D Streets, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4443. E-mail requests may be sent to Copies of the RFP may be picked up in person on the issuing date at the above address, Room 3616. Issue date is December 22, 1999 and closing date is January 25, 2000 (2PM EST). All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.

Attachment E of the solicitation is not available electronically. It is the "OSERS Standards for Meeting Disabled Customer Needs for OSERS-Sponsored Internal and External Meetings" document. The document is 6 pages in length. To request that a copy of Attachment E be faxed to your organization, contact Pamela J. Weaver, Contract Specialist at (202) 260-0183.

SOLIC07.ZIP (154K) - All other files needed to prepare a proposal, zipped for easy downloading, including the RFP in PDF format, which retains exact formatting as the hardcopy RFP, and the Statement of Work in MS Word format. The documents contained in this file are in either MS Word or PDF format. Zip utility software is required to extract the 6 files from this zip file before viewing in word processor or other applications. The Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free, is required to view and print PDF files.

Contact Gary Weaver at (202) 401-0083 for downloading problems only.

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