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RFPs, RFIs, RFAs 2023-01-27T13:08:55-07:00

Request for Proposal, Request for Information, Request for Application

Federal Compliance Training & Legal Consultation on Federal Compliance (RFP)The New Mexico Public Education Department is announcing a request for proposals (RFP). This RFP is for services involving federal compliance training for an educational agency’s staff, as well as other New Mexico educational entities, and for legal consultation for agency staff regarding federal compliance. Please see the attached RFP for details.


  February 17, 2023
Communications Support (RFP)The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has several large media campaigns it is working on both internally and in partnership with other agencies. In addition, support is needed to liaise with the Governor’s communication team to ensure consistency of messaging across the Executive. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of communications support services.


  February 10, 2023
Instructional Materials Adoption of Career & Technical Education, Computer Science, Health, and PE (RFA)Request for Applications for adoption of core and supplementary instructional material for grades 7-12 Career and Technical Education and grades K-12 Computer Science, Health Education, and Physical Education.November 28, 2022
Out of School Tutoring (RFA)The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) announces a Request for Proposals for high-quality out-of-school tutoring services to be delivered in person or virtually to students across New Mexico attending Title I schools. Tutoring will focus on Pre-kindergarten-8th grade learning acceleration in mathematics, English language arts, and science content areas. An emphasis on culturally and linguistically responsive instruction and curriculum is a priority. Tutoring services may include, direct content instruction, literacy instruction, parent communication of student progress, and potential provision of hotspots to be provided by vendors for supplemental virtual access. Curriculum content will be aligned with New Mexico Content Standards. Provision of services may begin December 1, 2022 and will conclude September 30, 2024. Interested vendors must ensure their proposal meets evidence-based expectations defined by The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. This RFP may be a multiple award. This procurement will result in a contractual agreement between two parties for each award; the procurement may ONLY be used by those two parties exclusively for each award.

  • Only electronic submittals in the Bonfire Procurement Portal will be accepted for this RFP. All deliveries of proposals must be submitted via the New Mexico Department of Finance Administration Bonfire Procurement Portal at: Potential Offerors must register through the NMDFA Bonfire Procurement Portal to have their organization placed on the procurement Distribution List. This requirement is in lieu of submitting an “acknowledgement of receipt from.”
  • A pre-proposal conference will be held as indicated in Section II.A, Sequence of Events, November 3, 2022 at 9 a.m. MST via Zoom
  • Inquiries or requests regarding this procurement should be submitted by 5 p.m. November 6, 2022, as indicated in Section II.A, Sequence of Events, in writing, to the Procurement Manager. Offerors may contact ONLY the Procurement Manager regarding this procurement. Other state employees or Evaluation Committee members do not have the authority to respond on behalf of the PED. Name: Joseph Lovato, Procurement Manager Address: 407 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 Telephone: (505) 469-1890 Email:
November 14, 2022 at 5 p.m.
2023 Professional Learning Provider Programs Supporting Instructional Materials (RFA)The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is committed to ensuring high-quality professional learning to support implementation of high-quality instructional materials. NMPED is interested in updating the list of professional learning providers that will be a resource for local education agencies (LEAs) seeking third-party partners to support their professional learning needs specifically connected to their selected instructional materials. Applicants will be vetted for their alignment with different aspects of New Mexico’s current academic landscape including New Mexico Content Standards and support of the use of high-quality instructional materials. Applications are being accepted and evaluated for PL provider programs that support LEAs in their implementation of high-quality core instructional materials for grades K-12 Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Arts Education, English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development, World Languages; and high-quality supplementary instructional materials for grades 7-12 Career and Technical Education and grades K-2 Structured Literacy.

November 1, 2022 at 5 p.m.   [If seeking to submit more than five (5) programs, request permission by September 30, 2022 (see Application).]
New Mexico Outdoor Learning Start-Up Grant-Requests for ApplicationThis RFA is designed to promote innovation in the critical area of outdoor learning by expanding access to outdoor learning and environmental education programs for New Mexico students. Competitive grants are available to New Mexico PreK–12 public school districts or state-chartered charter schools, a group of public schools (consortium of schools), regional educational cooperatives, and single public schools in partnership with a community outdoor learning or environmental organization, to operate, expand, and sustain outdoor learning programs to:

  1. Support outdoor learning and/or environmental education professional learning that integrates instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, literacy, social studies, or humanities.
  2. Develop a plan to create a new outdoor learning program, including training and supporting public school teachers on outdoor learning protocols and best practices, and developing an outdoor learning space/outdoor classroom on school grounds.
July 27, 2022 at 4 p.m. (closed)
Teacher Residency Recruitment for Proposals (RFP)The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of recruitment supports to strengthen the teacher pipeline and retention of highly qualified educators in the State of New Mexico (hereto referred to as the “Provider”). Specifically, the Provider will design and deliver recruitment strategies to equip New Mexico’s institutions of higher education (IHEs) with candidates for teacher preparation programs. This work will be accomplished with ongoing relationships and support between Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs).

July 15, 2022 by 5 p.m. (closed)
Innovation Zone Initiative SY2022-23

On June 1, 2022, the College & Career Readiness Bureau will be holding an open forum to discuss and answer questions on the Innovation Zone Initiative. The meeting will take place via Zoom from 3–4 p.m. MDT (Zoom meeting details below) The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is currently requesting proposals for designation and funding as a New Mexico Innovation Zone. The New Mexico Public Education Department seeks to support tribal nations, communities, districts, and schools by reimagining high schools as places that prepare students to feel successful, secure in who they are, and ready for whatever path they choose. The PED challenges districts and schools to become beacons for system-wide transformation by integrating a multifaceted set of actions. At the heart of this transformation is a shared community vision for education. Successful Innovation Zone applications will address seven core elements and explain how funding will support a significant transformation of the high school experience within that community. Eligibility to apply includes public school districts, district charter schools, state-directed charter schools, Regional Education Cooperatives (RECs), and educational consortia whose membership includes Local Educational Agencies. To learn more about this initiative and to prepare for this RfA, please download the document(s) bulleted above. Date & Time: June 1, 2022, 3-4 p.m. MDT Copy & paste link into browser – Meeting ID: 837 9445 1617 Passcode: 330151 If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Kevin O’Shea at 505-629-7705 or email:

June 15, 2022, then semi-monthly thereafter until all funds are committed. APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Tribal and Rural Community Based Extended Learning ProgramsMay 26, 2022, by 4 p.m. (closed)
College & Career Readiness Bureau Request for ApplicationsMay 20, 2022 (closed)
New Mexico National Board Scholarship ApplicationJune 10, 2022, by 11:59:59 p.m. (closed)
New Mexico Paid Student Teaching FundApril 29, 2022, by 11:59:59 p.m. (closed)
New Mexico Indigenous Language Revitalization InitiativeMay 9, 2022, by 4 p.m. (closed)
Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Teachers and Administrators for Native American CommunitiesMay 9, 2022, by 4 p.m. (closed)
Indigenous Education Initiative (IEI)May 9, 2022, by 4 p.m. (closed)
Indian Education ActMay 6, 2022, by 4 p.m. (clsoed)
Indigenous Education Initiative Continuous from FY20-22May 6, 2022, by 4 p.m. (closed)
Focus on AlgebraThe Focus on Algebra professional learning series will engage Grades 6–9 math educators, including administrators and instructional coaches, to develop effective pedagogy and instructional practices emphasizing algebraic thinking and algebra concepts. The series will leverage the NM Instructional Scope for Mathematics-2.0 (NMIS-M) to prioritize content and standards for algebra in Grades 6–9 and develop formative assessment practices through the lens of culturally and linguistically responsive instruction (CLRI).

Midnight on June 6, 2022 (closed)
Special Education IEP FacilitatorsApril 23, 2022 at 5 p.m. MDT (closed)
Special Education Mediators (IDEA)April 23, 2022 at 5 p.m. MDT (closed)
Teacher ResidencyApril 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MDT (closed)
Fine Arts Education Act (FAEA) ApplicationJune 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. MDT (closed)
CTE Program Professional Learning & Related MaterialsApril 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM MDT
Instructional Materials Adoption of K-12 Social Studies and Arts Education Request for ApplicationsMarch 21, 2022
Summer Enrichment Internship Program 2022March 18, 2022 at 5 p.m. MDT (closed)
Science Professional Learning Supports Request for ApplicationsThe Storyline Professional Learning Network leverages pedagogy and instructional best practices for implementing NGSS storylines into K-12 science classrooms using high-quality instructional materials. The 3D Formative Assessment Professional Learning Network designed to provide professional learning supporting NGSS teaching and learning by integrating high-quality 3D assessment seamlessly into instruction.

Midnight on January 28, 2022
OpenSciEd Middle School Expansion Request for Applications—Cohort 2February 1, 2022
High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List Request for Applications for 2022November 30, 2021
Mathematics School Team Supports Request for ApplicationsMidnight on October 30, 2021
Educator Fellows Program – Request for InformationOctober 1, 2021
Near-Peer Tutoring – Request for ApplicationsSeptember 30, 2021
Out-of-School-Time GrantDistricts, state-chartered schools and community organizations have until Sept. 9 to apply for a second round of Out-of-School-Time grants through Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III. The program provides funding to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools. Over 20 sites were awarded in the first round, including state parks and wildlife refuges, with plans to serve more than 1,000 students over the next two years. Additional flexibilities for the second round include:

  • Data sharing is adequate to create a partnership between a district, charter school and community-based organization;
  • Grantees do not have to provide eight hours of services a week for 30 weeks;
  • The round 2 timeline includes an additional month for districts, schools and community organizations to develop partnerships.

The Request for Application, available here, serves as an official program application to be completed by the superintendent, charter director, community-based organization executive director, or designee. Questions?

September 9, 2021
Family & Community Engagement – Request for Proposal

*Due to a slight discrepancy noted in the text of this RFP, applications will be accepted up until 5pm (MST) Friday, September 3, 2021.

September 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM MST
Educator Ecosystem Taskforce – Request for QuoteAugust 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
New Mexico Computer Science K–8 Grant Program Requests for ApplicationAugust 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM MST
Providing Statewide Access to Courses in the Virtual Environment to Support Students, Families, and Local Education AgenciesJuly 26, 2021, by 4:00 PM MT
Assessment & Curriculum Digital Platform Support for Student Progress on State-Adopted Standards and Priority StandardsJuly 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM MT
Educational Blueprints and governance structuresJuly 8, 2021
Native American Language ProgramsJuly 8, 2021
Request for Proposal for Audit ServicesMay 28, 2021
Zearn K–5 HQIM One-Year Pilot InitiativeMidnight on May 27, 2021
Request for Proposal for the Public Education Commission Legal RepresentationMay 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Zearn K–5 HQIM One-Year Pilot InitiativeMay 14, 2021
Indian Education Act Funding ApplicationMay 14, 2021 COB
Summer Enrichment Internship ProgramMay 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Charter Schools Program Subgrant Application: Phase IIJuly 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Charter Schools Program Subgrant Application: Phase IJune 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Charter Schools Program Peer Reviewers Request for Quotes (RFQ)April 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) Prekindergarten GrantMarch 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM
OpenSciEd Middle School Expansion Request for ApplicationsMarch 30, 2021
CTE Professional Development – Materials Request for ApplicationsMarch 19, 2021
High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List Request for ApplicationsJanuary 29, 2021
Charter Schools Program (CSP) Distance Learning Grant ROUND 2January 8, 2021
Literacy and Humanities Bureau Requests for Applications for PreK–12 NM Public SchoolsJanuary 8, 2021
Mathematics Reentry Request for ApplicationsJanuary 8, 2021
Charter Schools Program (CSP) Distance Learning GrantNovember 23, 2020
Request for Application GEER and ESSER SEA Reserve FundingNovember 9, 2020
Instructional Materials–Adoption of K-8 English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development, and World Languages Request for ApplicationsNovember 6, 2020
New Mexico Computer Science K–8 Grant Program Requests for ApplicationOctober 12, 2020
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