RFP ED-99-R-0017
Building Linkages Through Career Clusters in High Technology Industries

UPDATE May 19, 1999

Amendment 0001 to RFP ED-99-R-0017 has been issued. The purpose of this amendment is to:

  1. Delete Attachment B, as it is no longer necessary for this solicitation.
  2. Extend the proposal submission date to 12pm EST, May 27, 1999.
  3. Add a list of questions and answers concerning the solicitation (attached below as file "Q&A.DOC").

DUE DATE: May 27, 1999, 12 P.M. E.S.T.
POC: John T. Zentner, Contract Specialist at (202) 708-9061

The Department of Education contemplates three(3) awards to fulfill the requirement to create career cluster curricular frameworks for each of the following industry areas: Audio Visual/Communications Technology - development, and operations of communication systems hardware and software) for the recording, storage, processing and distribution of voice/video and data. Information Technology - design, develop, and support, hardware/software and systems integration services. Transportation, Distribution,Logistic - planning, implementing and controlling the physical movement of materials, products and people. Five key activities are required: Form consortia of states, education secondary and postsecondary, academic and vocational, coalitions of employers and trade associations and incumbent workers. Develop a curricular framework in a career cluster area that is based on existing industry and state academic standards. Use the curricular model as the foundation, develop curriculum at the pilot sites that include instructional strategies and materials, that teach and assess competency in academic and technical knowledge. Develop effective methods for measuring, and documenting student progress and provide technical assistance and professional development to local sites for the pilot testing of the models.

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-99-R-0017) 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. Internet 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 April 16, 1999 and Closing date is 12:00PM EST May 27, 1999. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.

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

SOW.DOC (98K) - Statement of Work, Attachment A to RFP, in MS Word 6.0/95 format.

RFP.PDF (177K) - Request for Proposal in PDF format - retains exact formatting as hardcopy. (PDF format allows you to view the RFP electronically on most computers. The Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free, is required to view and print PDF files.)

ATTACH.ZIP (76K) - Past Performance form, Attachment C to the RFP, and a snapshot of the RFP itself, both in MS Word 6.0/95 format. Formatting of the RFP changes during the "snapshot" and conversion to MS Word.

Q&A.DOC (30K) - Questions and Answers concerning the solicitation in MS Word 6.0/95 format.

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