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Agency: State Government of Ohio
State: Ohio
Type of Government: State & Local
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  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jan 13, 2020
Due Date: Feb 17, 2020
Solicitation No: DMR-RFP-POLI-71
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Opportunity Title

EI SPECIAL TRAINING

Opportunity Description

In response to early intervention stakeholder requests, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) proposes to develop and provide professional development specifically for Ohio interventionists providing special instruction. DODD is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to provide the content necessary for the DODD training team to develop three competency based asynchronous courses: •Principles and practices for peer mentoring of first year developmental specialists •Principles of special instruction •Cognitive and social and emotional development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays and/or disabilities These courses will be grounded in adult learning and instructional design principals, which are essential for adult “students” to successfully change practices and build new competencies.

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Administrative, Financial, Managerial, Courier, Insurance & Temp Svcs
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Opportunity Type:
Request For Proposal
Opportunity Status:
Active
Document/Bid #:
DMR-RFP-POLI-71
Requesting Agency:
Department of Developmental Disabilities (DMRDD)
Issued By:
Department of Developmental Disabilities (DMRDD)
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Posted Date:
1/13/2020
Inquiry Period:
1/13/2020 thru 1/20/2020 8:00:00 AM
Opening Date:
2/17/2020
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
RFP Number: DMR-RFP-POLI- 71
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), Division of Policy and Strategic Planning,
is requesting proposals for:
Ohio Early Intervention: Principles of Special Instruction
Training Modules
For the Period: State Fiscal Year 2020 March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020
State Fiscal Year 2021 - July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
RFP Issued: January 13, 2020
Inquiry Period Begins: January 13, 2020
Inquiry Period Ends: January 20, 2020
Proposals Due: Feb 17, 2020 at 8:00 am
Submit Proposals via e-mail to:
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
DMRProcurement@dodd.ohio.gov
This RFP consists of five (5) parts and two (1) attachments, totaling twenty (20) consecutively
numbered pages. Please verify that you have a complete copy.
Please submit all inquiries about this RFP through the State Procurement web site at
www.ohio.gov/procure. Please refer to Part Three of this RFP, General Instructions, for
instructions on submitting inquiries through the State Procurement web site. All responses to
inquiries submitted by Proposers will be posted on the State Procurement website for viewing by
all prospective Proposers.
RFP: Ohio Early Intervention: Principles of Special Instruction Training
RFP Number: DMR-RFP-POLI-71
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PART ONE: STRUCTURE OF THIS RFP
PARTS
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Structure of this RFP
Information on requested services
General Instructions
Evaluation of Proposals
Contract Award
ATTACHMENTS
Appendix 1 Standard Affirmation and Disclosure Form
o Standard Affirmation and Disclosure Form must be signed by an authorized
official of Proposers organization and must be included for any proposal to be
scored
Appendix 2 Contractor Information Form
o Contractor Information Form must be completed and submitted with the proposal.
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RFP: Ohio Early Intervention: Principles of Special Instruction Training
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PART TWO: SERVICES REQUESTED INFORMATION
I.
MISSION & GUIDING PRINCIPLES
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is responsible for overseeing a
statewide system of services and support for people with developmental disabilities and their
families. The mission of DODD is continuous improvement of the quality of life for Ohios citizens
with developmental disabilities and their families.
DODD will:
Create less complex service delivery, with fair and logical payment systems that are
federally compliant
Continue to be good stewards of limited resources
Provide quality outcomes through a combination of people and processes
Design service delivery models in response to choices made by the people served, in
alliance with community supports
Develop a system-wide vision and long-range strategic plan by listening to our funding
partners, constituents and stakeholders
II. PURPOSE
In response to early intervention stakeholder requests, the Ohio Department of Developmental
Disabilities (DODD) proposes to develop and provide professional development specifically for
Ohio interventionists providing special instruction. DODD is seeking proposals from qualified
contractors to provide the content necessary for the DODD training team to develop three
competency based asynchronous courses:
Principles and practices for peer mentoring of first year developmental specialists
Principles of special instruction
Cognitive and social and emotional d e v e l o p m e n t of infants a n d
t o d d l e r s w i t h developmental delays and/or disabilities
These courses will be grounded in adult learning and instructional design principals, which are
essential for adult students” to successfully change practices and build new competencies.
These courses will provide competency-based implementation level professional development for
developmental specialists who are certified by DODD and provide special instruction to Ohio
families via the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). These courses must align with the
following:
Division for Early Childhood (DEC):
https://www.decdocs.org/position-statement-personnel-standa,
Position statement on special instruction: https://www.decdocs.org/position-statement-
role-of-special, Code of ethics (https://www.decdocs.org/member-code-of-ethics,
Mission and key principles of early intervention:
(https://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/families/Finalmissionandprinciples3_11_08.pdf),
OAC 5123-10-02 and IDEA-Part C. https://ohioearlyintervention.org/early-intervention-
rules-2019
The DODD training team will develop the online course using the content provided by the
successful bidder.
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III. BACKGROUND
DODD serves as the lead agency for Ohios Part C Early Intervention (EI) program under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). DODD certifies the developmental specialists
who provides special instruction to Ohio families via the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
as defined in 34 CRF 303.13(b)(14). Research studies demonstrate that a professional’s formal
education and specialized early childhood training influence child outcomes. Information available
to those new to the field as well as ongoing professional development is critical to providing
specific program-based information, current research, evidenced-based practices and individual
or program supports. This RFP seeks proposals from interested persons and agencies to develop
content for three competency based asynchronous courses.
IV. SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
This project will support infants, toddlers with developmental delays and/or disabilities, and their
families by ensuring developmental specialists have consistent training and information on federal
regulations, state rules, and evidenced-based EI services and supports via the IFSP process.
This project will address consistency of EI provider approaches to intervention when providing
special instruction via the IFSP to ensure alignment with IDEA and the requirements of Ohio
Administrative Code 5123-10.
Developmental specialist means a professional trained to develop and implement strategies and
interventions, which may include but are not limited to, the special instruction identified in the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 34 C.F.R. part 303 (September 2011) as follows:
a) Design of learning environments and activities that promote a child's acquisition of skills
in a variety of developmental areas, including cognitive processes and social interaction
b) Curriculum planning, including the planned interaction of personnel, materials, and time
and space, that leads to achieving outcomes identified in an individualized family service
plan
c) Providing families with information, skills, and support related to enhancing the skill
development of a child and
d) Working with a child to enhance the child's development.
The scope of work for the developmental specialist includes the following:
developmental screenings
developmental evaluations and assessments, with expertise in the cognitive and social
emotional development of infants and toddlers
family assessments, teaming
IFSP development and implementation
delivery of special instruction, including the use of family centered practices, adult
learning theory
use of curricula
ongoing data and program monitoring
relevant requirements found in OAC 5123:10.
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The developmental specialist uses the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Code of Ethics
(https://www.dec-sped.org/position-statements) to guide their professional behavior. DODD
proposes to support developmental specialists who hold a 5-year certification and have
successfully completed the principles of special instruction mentoring module to provide
mentoring to developmental specialists who hold a 1-year certification.
The contractor will successfully obtain DODD professional development units for developmental
specialists for each course developed under this contract
https://ohioearlyintervention.org/credentialing/developmental-specialists)
The contractor will describe in detail how they will create the deliverables in the “technical
approach” of their response.
Deliverable 1: Participate in monthly Check-in
Contractor will have an initial check-in 30 days from the award of this contract and then on a
monthly basis thereafter. In state fiscal year 2020 this will include four (4) calls and in state fiscal
year 2021 a total of five (5) calls.
The contractor will provide DODD with draft content to review, and in coordination with DODD will
solicit feedback from the EI Stakeholder Group and Supporting Ohios Developmental Specialist
Workgroup. The check-ins will also allow DODD and the contractor to clarify and provide feedback
to ensure the content aligns with all relevant regulations, rules, and professional best practices.
The maximum budget amount for this deliverable is $2,000.00 in FY20 and $2,500.00 in FY21.
Deliverable #2 Principles and practices for peer mentoring of first year developmental
specialists course
Develop content for an asynchronous competency based-course on mentoring new professionals
using University of Torontos four phases of mentoring framework.
(https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mpp/four-phases). Included in this m o d u l e w i l l b e t h e
development of a “tool-kitfor new mentors. The course must include a formal assessment of the
participants’ competency related to the course objectives.
The initial storyboard will be due to DODD by April 10, 2020. The completion/Live date for this
deliverable is May 31, 2020.
The maximum budget amount for this deliverable is $11,000.00.
Deliverable #3 Principles of Special Instruction course
Develop content for a competency based asynchronous course that increases the confidence and
competence of the certified developmental specialist to provide special instruction via the IFSP
process that aligns with the developmental specialists professional homes (DEC, ZERO to
THREE), is reflective of evidence-based practices, including the mission and key principles of
early intervention, and adheres to Ohio EI rules and federal regulations (IDEA). The course must
include a formal assessment of the participants’ competency related to the course objectives.
The course objectives are:
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