Alliance for Massage Therapy Education
Request for Proposal (RFP)
The Alliance (AFMTE) requests proposals for an educational consultant to vet and finalize the Teacher Certificate Program under the National Teacher Education Standards Project (NTESP).
Section I. Qualification of Bidders
Bidders should have an academic degree in education or similar field with experience in teacher training evaluation and/or program evaluation. Bidders will act as educational consultants for the Alliance For Massage Therapy Education.
Section II. Project Goals
There are four primary goals to the project:
- Develop rubrics to evaluate the applications and the ancillary documentation (e.g., sample syllabi, self-evaluation, videos) for the AFMTE teacher certification of massage therapy and bodywork educators and the CE provider certification (at least four levels deep);
- Develop, implement, and review elements of a portfolio review beta test;
- Consult with AFMTE about what was learned in the beta test process and to facilitate a transition to the initial public implementation of teacher certification of massage therapy and bodywork educators.
- Provide training for the AFMTE committee to work with the rubrics in evaluating the Teacher Certificate Program submissions
Section II. Timelines
Proposals need to be submitted by April 21, 2017. The evaluation team will process the bids and award a contract by May 1, 2017. Once the contract has been awarded, the project will begin. The first two goals of the project must be concluded within two months after it has begun.
Section IV. Selection Criteria
The main criteria for selecting a consultant will be: the quality of the consultant’s educational background and experience, the quality of the bid presentation, the ability of the consultant to meet timelines, and cost.
Section V. Selection Process
All bids will be reviewed to make sure they meet all the requirements, i.e., “are responsive.” All responsive bids will be scored according to the selection criteria above. The top three bidders will be interviewed by the evaluation team to select the accepted bid and an alternate. The evaluation process will take two weeks. Bidders must make themselves available during the time of the bid review process for interviews. The final accepted bid will be named by May 1, 2017.
Required Documents from Bidder to be submitted in Word to NTESPFeedback@afmte.org by April 21, 2017.
Section VI. Overview
Summarized in a paragraph or two, what you propose or plan to bring to the project.
Section VII. Company/Organization Profile
Tell us about your organization or business and how your experiences can help to lead and finish this project.
Please include a CV or resume
Section VIII. Experience and Outlook
Do you have existing programs/examples already in place that frame your ideas with this project? Or, are there existing programs created by others that would frame your work on this project? If so, please include examples.
Samples: Please provide samples of your work that align with this project
Section IX. Technical Requirements
Are there any technical requirements you would need to complete this project?
Section X. Budget and Time Requirements
Please identify your specific budget and time requirements. Itemize the bid for each project goal list listed in Section II.
Send documents or inquiries on or before April 21, 2017 to NTESPFeedback@afmte.org
Portfolio Review Process Documentation: For additional information please review the Classroom Educator Pathway Files Folder