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On March 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education re-released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Evaluation of the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Centers with modifications. Recognizing that a potential conflict of interest (COI) exists for prospective offerors, the Department is implementing a two-phase process for this procurement in which prospective offerors are requested to submit a COI strategy by March 15 for Department review. Other modifications include a reduction in scope and reduced period of performance. Proposals are due May 3.

The evaluation will have two main objectives: (1) to provide ongoing feedback to the Department and to the Comprehensive Centers in order for the Centers to adjust plans and improve their ability to enhance state capacity and meet intended outcomes throughout the grant period; and (2) to provide information on the overall quality, relevance, and usefulness of Comprehensive Centers' work in order to advance knowledge on effective ways in which to build state capacity. These objectives will be achieved through a 4 year study that includes formative and summative evaluation components. The contract will be administered by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). More details can be found at the following link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=00f5df516be7df994ba960d8cb4a9ada&tab=core&_cview=1.