|New Mexico State Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
Public Outreach Director
March 10, 2003
Requests Proposals from Contractors on
Supplemental Educational Services for Eligible Children
(Santa Fe, NM)—The New Mexico State Department of Education
(SDE) is seeking proposals for the 2003 school year from prospective
contractors regarding supplemental educational services, including
tutoring and academic enrichment activities, for eligible children
in schools that have failed to make adequate yearly progress.
Eligible children include those attending the 14 schools named
as corrective action schools for 2002.
Potential contractors must respond by no later than 2:00 p.m.
MDT on Friday, April 11, 2003. A pre-proposal conference will
be held on Monday, March 17, at 9:00 a.m., at the SDE, Mabry
Hall, for prospective contractors.
“We are seeking contractors who can enhance students’ academic
achievement in New Mexico,” said Juan Cervantes, procurement
manager at the SDE. “Our goal in arriving at an approved list
of contractors is to facilitate this process for school districts
The NCLB Act requires school districts to provide parents with
choices relative to supplemental educational services if schools
are not making progress. The services must be provided in addition
to the regular school day and must be of high quality, research-based
and specifically designed to attain academic proficiency and
increase academic achievement. In addition, the SDE is searching
for providers who can work with special education and English
Language Learner (ELL) students.
Selected contractors will be offered statewide price agreements
by the New Mexico State Purchasing Agent (SPA). Services will
begin as soon as possible and end within one year, although
SPA reserves the right to extend any or all of the contracts
for up to two additional terms.
Eligible contractors include local school districts, private
nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and other
For more information, please visit the SPA’s web page at www.state.nm.us/spd/,
“Educational Supplemental Services for NCLB.”