RFP ED-00-R-0050
National Longitudinal Transition Study - 2

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:   August 17, 2000 2:00 P.M. E.S.T.
POINT OF CONTACT:   Pamela Weaver at (202) 260-0183

As part of the Office of Special Education Programs?? comprehensive program of longitudinal research related to the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ??97), the National Longitudinal Transition Study - 2 (NLTS2) is designed to follow a large, nationally representative sample of students in special education who are ages 13 through 17 and in at least 7th grade when the sample is selected (fall 2000). Information generated from NLTS2 will represent special education students of this age nationally as a group, each federal special education disability category, and each single-year age cohort. This longitudinal study is designed to follow a cohort of students through high school and into early adulthood, documenting the progress of these students in academic, vocational, and life-skills curricula (as appropriate) and their post-school outcomes such as postsecondary participation, employment, independent living, and community participation. The general aim is two-fold: (a) to study longitudinally the educational, vocational, social, and personal achievements of students with disabilities during adolescence and early adulthood together with the familial, social, institutional, and cultural factors that account for the variability in those outcomes; and (b) to use this information to suggest improvements to education policy, implementation, and practice.

The solicitation is available below for download. Requests for a hard copy of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, telegram, Internet, or in person. All requests shall reference the RFP number (ED-00-R-0050) 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 July 6, 2000 and closing date is August 17, 2000 (2:00PM EST). All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.

NOTE: An electronic copy of the "Standards for Meeting Disabled Customer Needs for OSERS-Sponsored Internal and External Meetings" is not available. A copy of the document is available via fax by calling Pamela Weaver at 202-260-0183.

Amendment 1 to RFP ED-00-R-0050 was issued on July 7, 2000. The amendment provided 4 pages of the RFP which were missing from the hardcopy of the RFP released on the issue date. The PDF version of the RFP located in the SOLIC50.ZIP file below contains the complete RFP.

SOLIC50.ZIP (180K) - All 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. There are 5 separate documents contained in this file. All are in either MS Word or PDF format. Zip utility software is required to extract the 5 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.

SOW50.DOC (164K) - Statement of Work in MS Word format for quick viewing.

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

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