Request for Proposals (RFP) for Project Management, Professional Development Design and Implementation and Program Evaluation related to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Form

The Connecticut State Department of Education plans to implement a new Individualized Education Program (IEP) Form and Special Education Data System (SEDS) in 2022-2023.

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and interested organizations with proven experience in providing training and technical assistance in the area of special education to support educators in Connecticut during the SEDS piloting and implementation period of the new IEP Form from April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025, by providing the following services:

  1. Project management and leadership for the development and implementation of statewide training for all Connecticut educators who serve students identified as requiring special education services ages 3-21 (approximately 82,000 students);
  2. Development and implementation of a technical assistance (TA) model for implementation at the school or district levels and training of in-state TA providers;
  3. Program evaluation to measure the fidelity and quality of training and TA supporting the new IEP; and
  4. Collaboration with identified SEDS vendor to align training on the use of data system.

Statewide training and professional development to support the IEP implementation must be initiated statewide during the 2021-2022 school year and continue through 2024-2025.

There are approximately 51,000 certified educators serving in all certification areas across Connecticut and approximately 82,000 students with disabilities requiring an IEP.

The training audience includes educators involved with developing, implementing, and monitoring progress for IEPs, including members of the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) (e.g., Special Educators, General Educators, Related Services Personnel, Administrators, etc.).

View the RFP Document (pdf) for more information including deliverables and proposal requirements.

March 17, 2020: Received Questions and Answers have been compiled and are posted here: View the Questions and Answers Document