RFP ED-99-R-0042
Education Longitudinal Study: 2002


Offerors must submit all clarification questions concerning this solicitation in writing to the contract specialist by October 25, 1999, not October 15, 1999 as shown in Section L.8, Clause 311-6. An official amendment to the solicitation will be forthcoming regarding this change.

DUE DATE:November 29, 1999, 2 P.M. E.S.T.
POC:Lola Bland, Contract Specialist at (202) 401-3538

The United States Department of Education (ED) has a requirement for an Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS 2000). ELS:2002 will begin with a tenth grade cohort in 2002 that will be followed at two year intervals. ELS:2002 will collect data from students and their schools, parents, and teachers. Students will also be asked to complete cognitive tests in mathematics and reading comprehension. The method of data collection will include paper and pencil sessions in group settings and telephone & personal interviews. This study will culminate with documented data files and the user's manual for the first follow-up.

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-0042) 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 October 13, 1999 and Closing date is November 29, 1999, 2PM EST. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.

SOLIC42.ZIP (128K) - 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. A link to the Statement of Work in HTML format is provided below for quick viewing online. 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.

SOW42.HTML (87K) - Statement of Work in HTML format for quick viewing online. Conversion to HTML may have changed some formatting. Use the MS Word version to prepare comments or proposals.

RFP42.TXT (163K) - Request for Proposal in ASCII format for quick viewing online. Conversion to ASCII may have changed some formatting. Use the PDF version to prepare comments or proposals.

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