RFP# 2022-0008 Early Childhood Education Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children who use Cochlear Implants or Hearing Aids

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RFP# 2022-0008 Early Childhood Education Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children who use Cochlear Implants or Hearing Aids

Release Date:  March 14, 2022


Request for Proposals:

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a single or multiple contractual award(s) through competitive negotiations for the procurement to provide statewide specialized early childhood educational services to children from ages 0-5 years of age, who are deaf or hard of hearing and use cochlear implants or hearing aids.

The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) is seeking qualified proposals that will provide educational services that result in positive educational outcomes for children who are utilizing cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.


The Procurement Manager and ECECD will make every effort to adhere to the following schedule. These dates are subject to change at the discretion of ECECD. Dates indicated in Events 7 through 12 are estimates only and may be subject to change without necessitating an amendment to the RFP.

Action Responsible Party Due Date
1. Issue RFP ECECD March 14, 2022
2. Acknowledgement of Receipt Form Potential Offerors March 21, 2022
3. Deadline to submit
Written Questions
Potential Offerors March 21, 2022
4. Response to Written
Potential Offerors March 28, 2022
5. Submission of Proposal ECECD April 13, 2022
6. Proposal Evaluation Evaluation Committee April 14, 2022
7. Selection of Finalists Evaluation Committee April 26, 2022
8. Best and Final Offers Finalist Offerors April 27, 2022
9.  Oral Presentation(s) Finalist Offerors April 28, 2022
10. Finalize Contractual Agreements ECECD/Finalist Offerors May 1-30, 2022
11. Contract Awards ECECD/ Finalist Offerors July 1, 2022
12. Protest Deadline ECECD 15 days after awarding of contract.

Submission Due:

Submission of Proposals are due on or before April 13, 2022 no later than 3 p.m.  Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted.

At this time, only electronic proposal submission is allowed. Do not submit hard copies until further notice. Proposals must be submitted electronically through ececd.rfa@state.nm.us


ECECD has assigned a Procurement Manager who is responsible for the conduct of this procurement whose name, telephone number and Email address are listed below:

Name: Michelle Montoya, Procurement Manager

Telephone: 505-660-9273

Email: michellee.montoya@state.nm.us      


Questions about this RFP shall be submitted via email to the Procurement Manager, Michelle Montoya at: michellee.montoya@state.nm.us no later than the date indicated in the Sequence of Events.

Written responses to written questions will be posted on the ECECD website at https://www.nmececd.org for the benefit of all applicants on the date as indicated in the sequence of events.