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Education (NYCDOE)
Contracts and Purchasing
65 Court Street, Room 1201, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Vendor Hotline
phone: 7189352300

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Request for Proposals

PIN#R1161040 - Due: 11/9/2016 1:00 PM

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) strives to give all businesses, including Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), an equal opportunity to compete for DOE procurements. The DOE’s mission is to provide equal access to procurement opportunities for all qualified vendors, including MWBEs, from all segments of the community. The DOE works to enhance the ability of MWBEs to compete for contracts. DOE is committed to ensuring that MWBEs fully participate in the procurement process.
The NYCDOE’s Division of Contracts and Purchasing (DCP) is seeking proposals from organizations experienced in providing investigative and business intelligence services to provide background check screening services for potential vendors to the NYCDOE. These services involve screening potential vendors primarily for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program as well as some potential vendors not related to the UPK program. The selected vendor will not be making responsibility determinations for the NYCDOE. Instead, the vendor will be running the required databases and providing a summary of what was completed and any adverse information found. The NYCDOE will utilize these summaries and the documentation of searches to conduct the required responsibility determinations.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) will result in one requirements contract award. It is anticipated that services will be begin as early as January, 2017 for a term of three (3) years plus two (2) one (1) year options to extend.
To download the bid documents, you must register on the vendor portal (link below) and download the documents.

There will be a pre-proposal conference on October 7, 2016 at 1PM at: NYC Dept. of Education, 65 Court Street- ROOM 1703 (conference room), Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please register to attend the pre-proposal conference by e mailing the names and the number of attendees from your company to

Login to the Vendor Portal to download RFP R1161

If you cannot download this RFP, please send an e-mail to: with the RFP Number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. Or you may call at 718.935.2300.

For questions regarding the RFP, contact Sande Pisik at

Subsequent amendments and the Pre-Proposal`s Questions and Answers will be posted to the vendor portal. You should regularly review the vendor portal and the DOE website for these important updates.

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