Request for Proposals / Request for Qualifications

ESC Region 13, in compliance with state law, often solicits products, services, and contract consultants through competitive purchasing utilizing RFPs and RFQs.

Current, open requests are posted below. Due dates and submission requirements are detailed in each separate request.  ESC contact information is also listed in each separate request.

Qualified vendors and individuals are encouraged to submit.

Open Requests

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RFP - Telecommunication/Transport Service/DIA

Education Service Center (ESC), Region 13 seeks proposals for Internet access and/or telecommunication transport service. ESC13 has provided ISP services to schools in Central Texas since 1997. As a private regional network, ESC is able to provide schools with affordable access to the Internet and a variety of network services focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of school operations. ESC is seeking solutions to continue technology services to schools and build capacity for future growth.

Sealed proposals must be received at the office of the Deputy Executive Director of Administrative Services, Region 13 Education Service Center, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, Texas 78723 by June 2, 2017 @ 2:00pm CDST.
Envelopes should be plainly marked: Telecommunication Proposal.

FAQ for Bidder's

Please fill out the following form. You will then receive an email with a link to download the RFP or RFQ. Region 13 collects your information to send you notification of changes, FAQs, or corrections to the RFP or RFQ. If you have questions, please contact Steve Stroud, steve.stroud@esc13.txed.net.

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Request for Proposal - Educator Evaluation Hub Professional Services Provider

ESC 13 issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select a vendor to provide
a variety of professional services in support of the work of the Evaluation Hub. (T-TESS / T-PESS / AEL)

Required tasks will include:

  • Serve as point of contact for system inquiries from ESCs and Districts.
  • Develop survey for ESC reps to provide input for what they need in the way of support for evaluation systems and related projects.
  • Deliver TPESS, T-TESS,and AEL training of trainers.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance visits to sites where T-TESS, T-PESS, and AEL are delivered.
  • Collaborate with ESC 13’s Marketing and Communications staff to manage websites and online program supports and resources.
  • Collaborate with ESC staff and TEA on survey instruments and analysis for educator evaluation systems.
  • Conduct interviews with teachers, appraisers and supervisors to collect data from a qualitative perspective. Including a representative sampling from around the State in order to serve as a form of needs assessment.
  • Author and distribute consistent newsletters, blogs, etc. to correlate with teacher and administrator appraisal cycles.
  • Work to develop Just in Time professional development modules with accompanying videos.
  • Develop training for supervisors who are using TPESS based on the Balanced Leadership framework and connection to TPESS. 
  • Conduct focus groups.  This will include representative sampling from around the State.  Focus groups will generate on - going data collection and quality oversight for the implementation of evaluation systems.
  • Update TPESS and TTESS training (regular and TOT) based on feedback from ESCs and participants.

ESC 13 seeks a vendor to execute the tasks as outlined above between July 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017.

Please fill out the following form. You will then receive an email with a link to download the RFP or RFQ. Region 13 collects your information to send you notification of changes, FAQs, or corrections to the RFP or RFQ. If you have questions, please contact Lauralee Pankonien, lauralee.pankonien@esc13.txed.net.

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Request For Qualifications - Technology Development Services

Education Service Center Region 13 (ESC 13) issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify vendors to assist ESC 13 in providing technology services to its clients. These services include, but are not limited to: (1) designing and implementing websites; (2) technology project management; and (3) application development, maintenance, and support.

Please fill out the following form. You will then receive an email with a link to download the RFP or RFQ. Region 13 collects your information to send you notification of changes, FAQs, or corrections to the RFP or RFQ. If you have questions, please contact Craig Spinn, craig.spinn@esc13.txed.net.

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