Grant Description & Purpose:

With this funding EEC seeks to develop an easily accessible course to assist educators in both home-based and center-based settings with implementing sound business practices that will result in higher scores on the PAS and BAS to meet higher level criteria on the QRIS to demonstrate improved program quality.  The course must be designed to be offered in a variety of formats by qualified trainers across the state.



RFR Posting:                                 September 6, 2012 

Submission of Intent to Bid to:  


September 14, 20124:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

Bidders must submit written inquiries to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US

September 21, 20124:00 PM
Response to Written Inquiries:    September 24, 2012 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

Bidders must submit proposals to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US

September 28, 20124:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Contract Awards:                                            October 12, 2012 (estimated) 
Contract Start Date:                                                                      October  15, 2012 



Application Information:

 To apply for this grant click here:  ELCG Project 2.8: FY2013 Business Planning docx format of 2013RTTELCGrantBusinessPlanningRFRAugust2012.docx


Application Submission Information:

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including proposal narrative, attachments, and standard administrative and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on September 28, 2012, 2012.


To be submitted electronically:

The required RFR response and program forms below must be submitted via email as an attachment to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.USPlease include name of the RFR and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  Example:  FY2013 Business Planning (2.8), Boston Social Services

  1. Budget Detail and Budget Narrative (one document)
  2. Narrative Questions (Appendix A)
  3. Resumes of all individuals involved in proposal (see Narrative Questions)


To be mailed: 

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

  1. Narrative Questions (Appendix A)
  2. Resumes of all individuals involved in proposal (see Narrative Questions)
  3. Budget Detail and Budget Narrative

Bidders must also complete and mail one original packet of the following forms with their RFR response (unless applicant already has these documents on file with the Commonwealth of MA)


MA Standard Administrative Forms



Department of Early Education and Care

ELC grant Project 2.8 FY 13 Business Planning

Attention: Loida Marquez

51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor

Boston, MA 02210 

Additional Information:

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

Appendix A:  Narrative Questions

Appendix B:  Evaluation and Rating Criteria  

Appendix C:  Requirements Specific for Contractor Receiving Race to the Top – Early Learning  Challenge Grant Funds

Appendix D: FFATA Requirements

Appendix E: Required Specifications