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Special Education Request for Proposals



Mount Abraham Unified School District

72 Munsill Avenue, Building 6, Suite 601, Bristol, VT 05443

Phone: (802) 453-3657 * * Fax: (802) 453-2029

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Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) is requesting proposals from vendors to
provide contracted services in the areas below for the 2022-23 school-year.

● Independent psychoeducational evaluations
● Occupational therapy
● Physical therapy
● Intensive behavior support services
● Medicaid and IEP management systems
● Speech and language therapy services
● Deaf and hard of hearing services
● Services for the blind and visually impaired
● Transportation

Service proposals must be mailed or delivered to Susan Bruhl, Director of Student Support
Services, Mount Abraham Unified School District, 72 Munsill Avenue, Bristol, VT 05443 no
later than May 23, 2022.

Period of Contract: MAUSD will enter into written agreements through a Memorandum of
Understanding from a qualified vendor for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Proposal Acceptance Period: Proposals must be received by 4PM on or before May 23, 2022.
Project Summary
MAUSD is seeking proposals from qualified vendors for instructional services. Vendor selection
will consider the following: price, expertise, availability, reputation, sole source, resources
provided, follow up capability.

Required Specifications:
All proposals should include the following descriptions and assurances required for billing and
will be included in final executed contract(s) once accepted:

❏ A description of services
❏ Dates of services- Note that if the contract includes more than school year
services, additional service dates must be specified separately.
❏ If applicable a description of staff training including the number of available
training per the contract timeline, duration, number of participants, and costs per
training session.
❏ Service rates (e.g., hours per day) including details of rates for direct services,
consultations, indirect services (e.g., report writing), and any additional charges (e.g.,
❏ An acknowledgment that bills will be received and itemized as follows
❏ cost of school year and summer services “in-person” and “remote” services listed
separately for 1) general education services, 2) special education services, and 3)
other expenses (e.g., mileage, supplies, facilities)
❏ Assurance that the level and extent of services for each student must be approved by the
LEA (or designee) prior to commencing any services.
❏ Assurance that educational services for students will be determined by IEP, 504 or EST
teams and include approval from the LEA.
❏ Assurance that the vendor is acting as an independent contractor, and therefore, as such,
is responsible for its own insurance coverage (liability, health, dental, workers
compensation insurance, etc.) payroll tax matters and will not receive compensated leave
❏ Assurance that the vendor is in compliance with FERPA and HIPPA requirements.
❏ Assurance that the vendor if selected to provide services for the school year can provide
the following documents, if not already on file, for the district: acceptable criminal
records check; proof of liability insurance; copy of current licensure and registration; and
taxpayer identification number (IRS Form W-9).
❏ A summary of a cancellation clause which excuses one or both parties’ performance
obligations when circumstances arise which are beyond the parties’ control and make
performance of the contract impractical or impossible.
❏ A summary of a hold harmless clause indicating that the LEA and its agents or
employees harmless for all liability, claims, suits, judgments, damages, and costs,
including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of the negligent acts or omissions, theft,
or intentional misconduct of the contractor and its agents, employees or subcontractors.
❏ A summary of insurance clause which states that the contractor maintains a
comprehensive general liability insurance policy with combined single limit coverage of
at least $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate. The LEA shall be
identified as an additional insured under the policy and the policy shall be primary to any
other policies of insurance covering. The contractor shall furnish the LEA with a
certificate of such insurance at the time of signing the contract.
❏ A summary of conformance with law clause which states that the contractor shall abide
by and conduct its affairs in accordance with the LEA’s policies and all state, federal, and
local laws, rules, regulations, orders, directives, resolutions, and ordinances, including
but not limited to, requirements concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the government
response or similar infectious diseases.