Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Requesting Bids for Furnishing Instructional Materials to the State of Florida

Sealed bids addressed to the Florida Department of Education and marked “Sealed Bid” will be received in the office of the Commissioner of Education no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT), May 7, 2012. Bids shall include proposals for furnishing instructional materials effective April 1, 2013, for a period of five years in the areas of K-5 Mathematics, K-5 Comprehensive Core Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language Programs, K-5 Comprehensive Intervention Reading Programs, and K-5 Supplemental/Intervention Reading Programs.

All materials bid for adoption must meet the criteria established in the detailed specifications and the policies and procedures available by accessing the Department of Education Website: http://www.fldoe/org/bii/instruct_mat or from the Instructional Materials Office, Room 424, Turlington Building, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. The bid shall state the lowest wholesale price at which the materials will be furnished, at the time the adoption period provided in the contract begins.

Each bidder shall furnish electronic samples of required materials submitted, at a time designated by the Department of Education, which samples shall be identical with the electronic samples approved and accepted by the state instructional materials reviewers and with the copies furnished to district superintendents as provided in Section 1006.38(2), Florida Statutes.

The Department requires digital instructional materials bid for adoption to meet the industry standard protocols for interoperability. Adopted materials must be accessible through the school districts’ Local Instructional Improvement System (LIIS) and a variety of mobile and desktop digital devices. The LIIS minimum standards for school districts are available on the Florida Department of Education’s website: http://www.fldoe/org/arra/LIISMS.asp.

Contracts must be executed and required bonds submitted within 30 calendar days after receipt of the contract.

The Department of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids.