REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) 9-12 Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
Issuance Date: March 20, 2023
Submission Date: April 13, 2023
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit established providers of biology, chemistry, and physics instructional materials that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to provide evidence-based, researched, and reviewed instructional materials to Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS). This RFP seeks curriculum providers (“Respondents” or “Offerors”) who share a vision for ensuring that all students have access to the highest quality instructional resources aligned to the Phenomena-driven 3-dimensional instruction as outlined in the NGSS.
PA Science, Technology, Engineering, Environmental Literacy and Sustainability (STEELS) Standards are in large part aligned to the NGSS and the evidence-based practices to ultimately increase student achievement and ensure success in college, careers, and community participation. PPS seeks comprehensive biology, chemistry, and physics instructional materials that provide up-to-date, evidence-based, research-based, relevant, and appropriate materials that will effectively support the teaching and learning of all learners in all biology, chemistry, and physics classrooms.
Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) seeks instructional materials and approaches that are systematic, structured, and culturally responsive; explicitly support science literacy, students with exceptionalities, and students in need of additional intervention; allow for enrichment and acceleration; and provide easy-to-understand resources for parents/guardians. Digital tools and formative assessments utilized by teachers must allow for differentiated instruction and timely support to students, including accessibility features.