Grant Description

The purpose of the Assessment and Measurement Tools RFP is to award funding to one or more Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs) to build an infrastructure within the Commonwealth for training and consultation, and materials and supports for programs in the mixed delivery system to develop skills in evidence based child assessment and screening, as well as the observational tools utilized in the QRIS to measure program quality.

Eligible Applicants

This is a competitive grant. Only Institutions of Higher Education that are able to provide the required services outlined in this RFP are eligible to apply. EEC expects to award funds to one to three vendors that are able to provide services to either the entire Commonwealth or large portions of the state (portions of the state to be determined by the applications that are submitted). EEC's preference is to award one grant to a vendor that will provide services throughout the entire Commonwealth.


1. RFP Release/Posting:

September 12, 2011

2. Submission of Intent to Bid:

September 26, 2011

3. Bidder's conferences:


September 26, 2011


4. Response to Written Inquiries: Applicants must submit written inquiries to:


5. Response to Written Inquiries(estimated):

October 5, 2011

6. Submission Deadline:

Application must submit proposals to:

October 19, 2011


7. Responses Reviewed :

October 24- November 2, 2011

8. Bidders are Notified of Awards

November 4, 2011

9. Grant Start Date
November 14, 2011

Application Information Forms

Click link below to open RFP:

Application Submission Information

All required documents, including electronic workbook, proposal narrative, attachments, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC's Central Office by 4:00 PM on October 19, 2011.

To be submitted electronically:

The Required Program Forms below must be submitted via email as an attachment to Please include the name of grant as the subject line of the email

To be mailed to:

One original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and three copies of these documents

  • Part I: Procurement Information (see RFP)
  • Part II: Application for Program Grants
  • Part III: Required Responses from Applicants (limit 15 pages single spaced) (see RFP)
  • Part IV: Assessment Projected Outcomes and Measures
  • Copy of your agency Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
Applicants must also complete and mail one original packet of the following forms with their RFP response (unless applicant already has these documents on file with the Commonwealth of MA)


Department of Early Education and Care

FY12 Assessment and Measurement Tools RFP

Attention: Michele Smith

51 Sleeper Street, 4 th Floor

Boston, MA 02210


The following Appendices are for reference only; they do NOT need to be filled out by the Respondent or included in any response submitted.

Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Created: September 26, 2011