National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) Sampling and Data Collection
UPDATE - October 25, 2000
Amendment 0001 (13K) to RFP ED-00-R-0059 was issued on October 24, 2000. It added a clause which was inadvertently left out of the original version of the RFP. Also, a revised version of the RFP is now available. It contains clauses which were missing from the PDF file originally posted on this site but which were included in the hardcopy. Use the Revised RFP (105K) to prepare proposals - do not use the version which was originally posted here on October 17, 2000.
SOLICITATION NUMBER: RFP ED-00-R-0059
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: November 16, 2000 2:00 P.M. E.S.T.
POINT OF CONTACT: Sang Park, Contract Specialist at (202) 708-8222
The United States Department of Education has a requirement for a national study that includes an assessment of the English-language literacy skills of American adults and a survey data collection based on an extensive background questionnaire. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy will be administered in 2002. The methods of data collection will be personal interviews conducted in respondents' households in which adults provide oral responses to background questions and oral or written responses to printed exercises, or tasks that assess their literacy skills. The study will culminate in comprehensive technical and descriptive reports, general audience reports, and documented data files.
The entire 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-0059) 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 Yolanda.Abney@ed.gov. Copies of the RFP may be picked up in person on the issuing date at the above address, Room 3616. Issue date is October 17, 2000 and closing date is November 16, 2000 (2:00PM EST). All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.
00R0059-SOLICITATION.ZIP (174K) - 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 4 separate documents contained in this file. This file contains Amendment 0001 and the Revised RFP. All are in either MS Word or PDF format. Zip utility software is required to extract the 4 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.
00R0059-SOW.DOC (285K) - Statement of Work in MS Word format for quick viewing.
Contact Gary Weaver at (202) 401-0083 for downloading or viewing problems only. If you do not have zip utility software, you can request that the contents of the zip file be sent to you via e-mail. Include the RFP Number and Solicitation Title in an e-mail to Gary.Weaver@ed.gov and request that the documents in the zip file be sent to you as attachments to an e-mail.