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Requests for Proposals

Requests for Proposals issued by the Department of Education in date order.

Supports & Services for New Hampshire Preschool Special Education Coordinators

The New Hampshire State Department of Education, Bureau of Student Support, is seeking proposals from individuals, agencies, or organizations to create and implement a system of support for preschool special education (PSE) coordinators. Preschool special education coordinators provide an essential role in engaging families, coordinating services, monitoring transition and child outcome data, program and IEP development, as well as program implementation.

Deadline:  4:00pm, Friday, October 16, 2020

Contact:  Barbara Dauphinais
(603) 271-3791
[email protected]

New Hampshire Youth Mental Health First Aid

The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals from individuals, agencies, or organizations (hereafter referred to as applicant(s)) to work in conjunction with the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Student Wellness to coordinate and expand the delivery of the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) program offered through the National Council for Behavioral Health and Mental Health First Aid USA. Youth Mental Health First Aid is currently offered through the Bureau of Student Wellness free of charge to NH education entities and communities through Federal funding. 

Contact: Ellen Desmond- [email protected]

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: 4:00pm, Friday, September 18, 2020

Vocational Rehabilitation-Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation seeks proposals to conduct a Statewide Annual State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) customer satisfaction survey.  The survey will gather satisfaction results for three areas:

  1. VR services
  2. Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, and
  3. Individuals receiving services from the Older Blind Independent Living program.

The Bureau wishes to obtain information from its customers that can contribute to enhanced services and program improvement.  The customer satisfaction survey analyzes and indicates areas of success and potential areas for improvement that will inform the programs priorities. Applicants must successfully communicate a comprehensive approach to developing and capturing customer satisfaction survey data.  

Deadline for Proposals: 4:00 p.m. on 10/16/2020

Contact: Lisa Hinson-Hatz, NHVR, 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20, Concord, NH 03301, e‐mail: [email protected]
70-gcagenda120413RKM-Cust-Sat.pdf      nhvr-customer-satisfaction-survey-questions_0.docx

Vocational Rehabilitation Marketing

The Vocational Rehabilitation program in New Hampshire has undergone substantial change in the past six years. The program is seeking interested parties to develop a comprehensive set of marketing materials for the program. Comprehensive materials will be developed for many aspects of the program; program process, program successes, business relations, transition services, services for blind and vision-impaired, older independent living blind program,  career pathway exposure, on-the-job training, and supported employment options.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m., July 30, 2020

Contact: Lisa Hinson-Hatz, NHVR, 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20, Concord, NH 03301, e‐mail: [email protected]

Question Responses

NHVR received five proposals for the marketing RFP.

Vocational Rehabilitation Archive Scanning, Indexing, and Imaging

P‐37 Contract Form

ALT W‐9 Vendor Application

Sample NHVR Case File


[email protected]

Supplemental Educational Support and Technical Assistance for Students of the Migrant Education Program

The New Hampshire State Department of Education is seeking proposals and bids from an agency to provide services for the New Hampshire Migrant Education Program (NHMEP), responsible for providing services across the State to students who qualify for the NHMEP.


New Hampshire Universal Design for Learning Scholar

RFP #SPED-2020-1

The New Hampshire State Department of Education, Bureau of Student Support is seeking proposals for one (1) individual to provide technical assistance and information to schools and communities to consider Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for creating and sustaining educational environments that are responsive to the needs of each learner, including those with disabilities, limited english proficiency, or those with accelerated learning needs.


Friday, April 10, 2020 at 4:00pm


Barbara Dauphinais
[email protected]
(603) 271-3791

Special Education Actuarial Consulting Services

Under New Hampshire state law, expenses for special education students are shared between the local school district, special education aid by the state and IDEA funding from the federal government. Pursuant to the current formula, the local school district is responsible for the primary costs of special education, up to 3.5 times the statewide average cost per pupil. Between 3.5 times and 10 times the statewide average, the school is responsible for 20%, and any amounts over 10 times are the responsibility of the state.

Historically, the state has not met its funding obligation and portions of the state funding have fallen to local districts. The result of this is that school districts, which pick up the additional special education costs, experience wide swings when high-cost cases move into a district. Because these costs cannot always be anticipated, district’s budgets are disrupted and more difficult to manage.

The department of education is exploring options to create a risk financing mechanism, likely an insurance product, that would be available to school districts to help manage this risk. Such a product would address the two principle concerns of predictability of cost in a budget cycle and a smoothing of cost from year to year that may results with high cost cases.


March 2, 2020

All inquiries concerning this RFP, including but not limited to, requests for clarifications, questions, and any changes to the RFP, shall be submitted via email to [email protected].

Closed Proposals

Per RSA 21-G:37 Financial Information Regarding Requests for Bids or Requests for Proposals, the agency will post, on its website, the number of proposals that it received from vendors.