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Deadline: June 8, 2017

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department: Statewide Comprehensive Learning, Training and Consultation

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is seeking to establish a contract award for the procurement of a Statewide Comprehensive Early Learning Training and Consultation System for CYFD. In alignment with best practices and national research, the Comprehensive Early Learning Training and Consultation System will support programs across all early childhood settings including Family Child Care to ensure that early childhood educators are highly effective in supporting the development and learning of each and every child served in New Mexico early care and learning programs.

The awarded organization that will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate professional development services to early care and education programs within New Mexico. Services will include cross-cultural communication and respect for the linguistic, ethnic, and gender-based differences that contribute to cultural identity. Programs will help early care and education programs continuously improve their quality and meet the New Mexico FOCUS-TQRIS (Tier Quality Rating Improvement System) standards.

The awarded organization will work collaboratively at the local, regional, and state levels to support the establishment of a comprehensive and aligned quality early care, education, and family support system that is equitable and available to children and their families in New Mexico.

Amount: A single contract award will be made.

Eligibility: New Mexico and national offerors are eligible to apply. Offerors must be a fiscally viable for-profit or non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, or public governmental entity that can demonstrate the ability to administer and deliver the services required. Offerors must be able to demonstrate a history of providing an effective and proven outcome training, technical assistance to early care and education programs, and must be experienced in the field of family engagement, mental health, culturally relevant practices, curriculum, assessment, and working with early care and learning programs. Offerors must demonstrate the capacity to coordinate, develop, and carry out the administrative, fiscal, and service delivery elements that are required. With CYFD approval, offerors may initiate subcontracts for specific responsibilities.

Link: https://cyfd.org/for-providers/rfp

Note: A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on May 16, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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