REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Addison Northeast Supervisory Union
72 Munsill Avenue, Suite 602
Bristol, Vermont 05443
Request for Vendor Proposals
Addison Northeast Supervisory Union is requesting proposals from vendors wishing to provide contracted instructional services for special education for the 2017-2018 school-year. This annual procedure is instituted for the purposes of complying with federal guidelines for the use of grant funds often applied to services. The Supervisory Union will receive sealed proposals for contracted services related to the provision of special education. Contract proposals are sought for the following services:
· Occupational Therapy
· Physical Therapy
· Psychological Services
· Transportation Services
· Communication services
· IEP/Medicaid Case Management Systems
Service proposals must be mailed or delivered to Susan Bruhl, Special Education Director, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, 72 Munsill Avenue, Suite 601, Bristol, VT 05443 no later than May 15, 2017.
Copies of the request for proposals may be obtained on our website at www.anesu.org and at the Office of the Superintendent at the above address between 8AM and 4PM, Monday through Friday, prior to the date specified to submit proposals.
Period of Contract: Addison Northeast will enter into written agreements through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from a qualified vendor for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
Proposal Acceptance Period: Proposals must be received by 4PM on or before May 15, 2017.
1. Description of instructional services available to the Supervisory Union.
2. Proposed school-year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) cost with details of hourly rate for direct services, consultations, indirect services (e.g., report writing), and any additional charges (e.g., mileage).
3. Description of services, if applicable, for staff training including the number of available training per the contract timeline, duration, number of participants, and costs per training session.
4. Assurance that the level and extent of services for each student must be approved by the SPED Director (or designee) prior to commencing any services.
5. Assurance that all direct student services, if applicable, must be only as specialized as necessary to support improvement in goals directly related to the Vermont Early Learning Standards (EEE) or Grade Level Expectations/Common Core (students in grades K to 12).
6. Description of indirect services (e.g., consultations, coaching, training), if applicable, and the supports through which these services 1) build capacity for services to be provided by ANESU staff and 2) can occur in the least restrictive environment.
7. Assurance that educational services will be determined by IEP teams and include approval from the LEA.
8. Assurance that the vendor is acting as an independent contractor, and therefore, as such, is responsible for own insurance coverage (liability, health, dental, workers compensation insurance, etc.) payroll tax matters and will not receive compensated leave time.
9. Assurance that the vendor if selected to provide services for the SU for the 2017-18 school year can provide the following documents, if not already on file, for the Supervisory Union: acceptable criminal records check; proof of liability insurance; copy of current licensure and registration; and taxpayer identification number (IRS Form W-9.