State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Contact Person: Michelle Weaver, General Counsel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Overview and Purpose

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) need helpful resources that will have an immediate impact to address delayed, interrupted, suspended, or inaccessible learning opportunities and provide Individualized Education Program (IEP) supports through educational recovery for students with and without disabilities due to the COVID-19 disruptions.

Many educational recovery initiatives have already been funded with one-time federal and state resources and have helped develop supports for all students, which includes access to educational technology (Ed Tech) through high-tech devices (laptop, computer, personal device, tablet, etc.). Ensuring that high-tech devices are user friendly, school ready, and aligned with a student’s needs is as critical as access to the device(s) themselves.

One approach that aligns and gives students an immediate impact and potential educational gain/recovery is through the calculated use of educational applications (Apps) associated with Assistive Technology (AT) and Accessible Educational Material (AEM). AT is considered on a continuum from low to high technology, with the educational team process and administrative support, the introduction of AT Services with initial guidance and prescriptive support, will give opportunities for learning growth within the context of the LEA’s programs/systems.

A new statewide website is being developed to provide information and resources for users of high-tech devices in both the General and Special Education areas. This RFP is for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to author a comprehensive set of resources in the areas of Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials in Connecticut. These resources will be available to help users from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to parents, family members, school-based personnel) understand the basics of Assistive Technology, including regulations, guidelines, and best practices.

Proposal Schedule (Eastern Time)

Release of RFP by electronic means on the SERC website, and CTsource:

Monday, December 19, 2022 by 4:00 pm EDT

Receipt of questions via email to Michelle Weaver, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., include “EASIERATSME122022” in subject line.

Friday, January 6, 2023, by 4:00 pm EDT

Answers to questions will be posted as an Addendum on the SERC website on this page, and CTsource:

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, by 4:00 pm EST

Proposal due date:

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, by 4:00 pm EST

Proposer Meetings
(via Zoom, by invitation to select respondents)

Monday, January 30 – Thursday, February 2

Award announcement:

Friday, February 3, 2023 by 4:00 pm EST


For more information including deliverables and proposal submission instructions, download the full Request for Proposals


The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. SERC does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. SERC does not unlawfully discriminate in employment against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding SERC’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Michelle Weaver
General Counsel, SERC
100 Roscommon Drive,
Suite 110
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 632-1485, ext. 364
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