National Institute for Literacy
Developing and Validating the EFF Assessment Framework
UPDATE - JANUARY 23, 2001
The National Institute for Literacy is providing responses to questions from potential offerors regarding RFP ED-01-0005.
QA.DOC (40K) - Questions and answers in MS Word format.
UPDATE - JANUARY 17, 2001
Two Amendments have been made to RFP ED-01-R-005. Amendment 1 provides clauses which were inadvertently left out of the on-line version of the RFP. Amendment 2 provides the Government's answer's to questions from potential offerors. Both amendments are available below in one file. If there are any questions, please contact Sondra Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at 202-233-2050.
AMENDMENTS.DOC (63K) - Amendments 1 and 2 in MS Word format.
SOLICITATION NUMBER: RFP ED-01-R-0005
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: February 20, 2001, 3:00 P.M. E.S.T.
POINT OF CONTACT: Sharyn Abbott at (202) 233-2026
The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) has a requirement for expertise in the areas of standard-setting, performance assessment, and conducting large-scale field-based research in order to carry out work needed to develop and validate all components of the Equipped for the Future (EFF) assessment framework. This requirement shall include, but not be limited to, the following activities: validation of a performance continuum for the 16 EFF Standards; identification and validation of performance levels and benchmarks related to real-world performance; identification and development of assessment tools that enable us to reliably measure progress and attainment on these standards in relation to these benchmarks; and development of meaningful credentials based on these standards that certify achievements related to the world of work.
The entire solicitation is available below for download. Requests for a hard copy of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, e-mail, or in person. All requests shall reference the RFP number (ED-01-R-0005) and title. Telephone requests may be placed by calling Sharyn Abbott at 202-233-2026. Mail requests shall be sent to the following address, National Institute for Literacy, 1775 I Street, NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006-2417. E-mail requests may be sent to Sharyn.Abbott@ed.gov. Copies of the RFP may be picked up in person on the issuing date at the above address. Issue date is December 21, 2000 and closing date is February 20, 2001 (3:00PM EST). All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.
All files needed to prepare a proposal are provided in the two zip files below. All documents are in either PDF or MS Word format. File "01r0005-solicitation.zip" includes the RFP, the Statement of Work, and all RFP Attachments except Attachment E. File "01r0005-attache.zip" contains the 6 documents which make up Attachment E. Zip utility software is required to extract the files before viewing in word processor or other applications. The Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free, is required to view and print PDF files.
01R0005-Solicitation.ZIP (147K) - Eight files total, zipped for easy downloading.
01R0005-AttachE.ZIP (65K) - Six files total, zipped for easy downloading.
01R0005-SOW.DOC (90K) - Statement of Work in MS Word format for quick viewing.Zip Utility and/or Downloading/Viewing Issues
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 electronic mail. Include the RFP Number and Solicitation Title in a message to Gary.Weaver@ed.gov and request that the documents in the zip file be sent to you as attachments to an e-mail.