RFP# 2024-0023 Local Early Childhood Systems Building Coalition

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Release Date: January 31, 202



The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations to strengthen the capacity, collaboration, and coordination within local communities to deliver high-quality prenatal to age five early childhood programs and services

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) is releasing a competitive funding opportunity for New Mexico Early Childhood Coalitions through the Local Early Childhood Systems Building Grant (LECSBG). Funding through the LECSBG is designed to aid in the actionable implementation of each coalition’s strategic plan which must reflect a commitment to systems-building efforts and results. Coalitions funded through the LECSBG are required to utilize this funding for policy and community change by reaching and engaging those with lived experience.

Through effective local leadership and community-relevant strategies, Coalitions will concentrate on aligning efforts with their community-specific strategic plan and ECECD’s overall strategic plan (Florecer), to implement systems-building activities and execute community outreach leading to enhanced access and utilization of early childhood resources and programs that are trauma-responsive and culturally relevant.


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 6 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 January 31, 2024
2. Acknowledgement of Receipt Form Potential Offerors February 9, 2024
3. Pre-Proposal Conference ECECD February 9, 2024
4. Deadline to submit
Written Questions
Potential Offerors February 12, 2024
5. Response to Written
ECECD February 15, 2024
6. Submission of Proposal Potential Offerors March 6, 2024

Dates below are subject to change

7. Proposal Evaluation Evaluation Committee March 11 – March
19, 2024
8. Selection of Finalists Evaluation Committee March 20, 2024
9. Finalize Contract Agreement ECECD/Finalist Offerors March 18-March 22,
 10. Contract Awards ECECD/Finalist Offerors  T+45
11. Protest Deadline ECECD 15 days after awarding
of contract.



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: Marlene Acosta, Procurement Manager
Telephone: 505-660-9273
Email: ececd.rfa@ececd.nm.gov

Any inquiries or requests regarding this procurement should be submitted, in writing, to the Procurement Manager. Other state employees or Evaluation Committee members do not have the authority to respond on behalf of the ECECD.