ANNOUNCEMENT

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO DEVELOP AND EXECUTE A MINDFULNESS BASED WELLNESS AND TRAUMA INFORMED PROGRAM FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FACULTY OF THE PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

The United States Department of Education (USDE) recently awarded federal funding to the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) to support the recovery efforts of the PRDE school system due to the impact of hurricane Maria. 

 

Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) or Project Serve is a grant that provides funds for services that are reasonable and necessary for the restoring of the learning environment after a violent or traumatic event.

 

The entirety of the services provided under this Request for Proposal (RFP) will be directed to implement an island wide initiative aimed to provide the necessary skills for teachers recovering from the emotional effects of Hurricane Maria. The goal to implement a mindfulness based wellness and trauma management program for PRDE school system faculty to assist in restoration of the emotional impact following Hurricane Maria. This will be an ongoing program of education and support for teachers focused on helping them overcome recent challenges and move forward with a new perspective and skillset.

 

The program is part of a larger initiative designed to target and provide evidence-based practices that strengthen the inner resources of students and teachers who need help to flourish socially and emotionally following the recent devastation in Puerto Rico.

 

The following entities are eligible to submit proposals:

 

Nonprofits and Institutions of Higher Education are authorized to submit proposals.  They must be authorized to do business in Puerto Rico, with experience and expertise in providing evidence-based training and wellness activities.

 

Entities must also demonstrate that they have the resources and financial stability to provide services throughout all the regions and those services will be provided onsite in Puerto Rico. 

 

The Auxiliary Secretariat of Integrated Services for Students, Families and Community will offer an orientation meeting on this Request for Proposal to the eligible entities on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at the Escuela Libre de Música Ernesto Ramos Antonini located at Avenida Chardón # 125 in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

 

Proposal approval is subject to availability of funds.

 

The deadline to submit proposals at the mail area of the Auxiliary Secretariat of Federal Affairs (ASFA) is Monday April 2nd, 2018 until 4:30 p.m.

 

Amendments to the proposal document will not be accepted after the proposal has been filed.

 

Potential contractors that deliver in person, by messenger or through the federal or private mail delivery system must submit the proposal accompanied with a USB with the entire proposal in PDF format. The proposals must be addressed to Yanin M. Dieppa Perea, Esq., Assistant Secretary of the Auxiliary Secretariat of Federal Affairs. Proposals deliver in person, by messenger or through the federal or private mail delivery system must be sent to the following address:

 

Auxiliary Secretariat of Federal Affairs

Mail Area

Federico Costa Street # 150

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, 00919-0759

 

You must use the Form that is included in this RFP. You cannot alter the format and content of the official Form included in this guide, except where indicated otherwise. Forms that correspond to proposal guides from previous years will not be accepted.

 

The deadline to submit questions through ayuda_propuesta@de.pr.gov will be Wednesday March 14, 2018.

 

Each proposal will be evaluated according to the criteria established by the PRDE for the selection of professional services. PRDE reserves the right to reject or deny applications that do not meet the requirements that appear in this RFP, in the information package documents that will be available on the Department's web page, or with the provisions of law, state rules and federal regulations applicable to the programs that provide the funds. The determination of the proposals awarded by the PRDE is not subject to appeal or revision. The PRDE reserves the right to substitute or modify the concept of the proposal in equal conditions. In addition, PRDE can use approved proposals as models of projects or effective practices.

 

Those suppliers whose proposals are approved will have to grant a contract of professional services with the PRDE.

 

For more information, about the request for proposals or the Official RFP Form, you can call (787)773-2380 or write at ayuda_propuesta@de.pr.gov. All the documents related with this RFP will be available at http://www.de.gobierno.pr/asuntos-federales.

 

 

 

Julia B. Keleher, Ed. D.

Secretary

 

The Department of Education does not discriminate under any circumstance on the grounds of age, race, color, gender, birth, religion, veteran status, political ideals, sexual orientation, gender identity, social condition or background, physical or mental incapacity; or for being victim of aggression, harassment, or domestic violence.

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DEVELOP AND EXECUTE A MINDFULNESS BASED WELLNESS AND TRAUMA INFORMED PROGRAM

Request for Proposal for Professional Services to Develop and Execute a Mindfulness Based Wellness and Trauma Informed Program for the School System Faculty of the Puerto Rico Department of Education

 

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