|The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Division of Early Childhood seeks an award to National Louis University to work in consultation with ISBE staff members to serve as the entity to conduct program assessments of PFA, PFA-Expansion and Preschool Development Grant-Federal programs using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-3 (ECERS-3). These assessments will assist with determining program improvement needs as well as professional development needs around the state. In addition, the vendor will complete compliance checklists, accessed here under the accountability tab, as determined by ISBE and based on the 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 235, Early Childhood Block Grant (https://www.isbe.net/documents/235ARK.pdf).|
The contract shall have an initial term of July 1, 2017 or date of execution (whichever is later) through June 30, 2018. ISBE has the option to renew for the following terms: four (4) additional one-year periods.
The initial term of the contract will not exceed $1,494,113.83 without a formal change order.