Addendum #1 for Speech and Language (English)

Agency: City of Providence
State: Rhode Island
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541930 - Translation and Interpretation Services
  • 611630 - Language Schools
  • 611710 - Educational Support Services
  • 621340 - Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
Posted Date: May 1, 2020
Due Date: May 26, 2020
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Addendum #1 for Speech and Language (English)

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ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN
Commissioner
HARRISON PETERS
Superintendent
Providence Public School District
Purchasing Department
797 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-4045
tel. 401.456.9211
fax 401. 456.9252
www.providenceschools.org
Addendum #1 for
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES (ENGLISH)
Bid Opening Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
1. Are you accepting bids for teletherapy?
We are not processing requests for teletherapy.
2. Will remote interpreting be considered?
Remote interpreting will not be considered.
3. Do you just want hourly rate and a cost for 1FTE for the school year (6.5 hoursx180 days)?
The hourly rate is sufficient. We do not have the estimated # of FTEs needed as we are always
seeking new candidates for open positions. The services are for vacancies for the year and that
number is always changing.
4. Is Teletherapy acceptable for your district?
Teletherapy is provided to students during distance learning. We do not use teletherapy during
the regular school day schedule.
5. Are we able to show a demonstration of our platform to your school prior to bidding?
We will not be viewing demonstrations for teletherapy services.
6. What are the anticipated student caseload numbers as well as the minutes expected?
The caseload could range from 40-60 students. The minutes would vary depending on the
services expected in student IEPs.
7. How many SLP positions are you looking to fill?
We do not have the estimated number of FTEs needed as we are always seeking new candidates
for open positions. The services are for vacancies for the year and that number is always
changing.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. The Providence School Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, national origin, color, disability or veteran status.
8. Are you happy with your current provider?
The current provider has fulfilled its’ obligations.
9. What rate is Rhode Island paying currently for SLP services?
The rates vary according to district collective bargaining agreements.
10. Would it be a possibility to demonstrate our Teletherapy platform prior to the final decision?
We will not be viewing demonstrations for teletherapy services.
11. Will students be seen in groups? If yes, what are the expected size of the group?
Students may be services in groups of 2-12.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. The Providence School Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, national origin, color, disability or veteran status.

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