Assessment Development Team RFQ

There is an immediate need for additional French Immersion and Francophone Assessment Development Consultants. This notice is posted to re-advertise for French Immersion and Francophone Assessment Development Consultants only at this time. Please note that the annual refresh for English Assessment Development Consultants will take place at a later date. 

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to add to an existing list of Qualified Suppliers who, on an "as, if and when requested" basis, may be contacted directly, or asked to compete, to enter into one or more contracts for provision of the services described in this RFQ. 

The development of provincial assessments is an ongoing process. In order to develop assessment questions and tasks that meet the specifications of redesigned provincial assessments, the Ministry of Education engages teams of experienced and trained assessment development team members in both English and French. The term can be up to 5 years.

Typically, development teams meet 4-5 times a year in Victoria, Richmond or Vancouver. Each meeting is scheduled for 2-4 days for team members to collaborate. Team members also complete tasks individually, e.g., writing first draft questions and searching for reading passages. 

Development team members will be paid professional fees for their services and have their TOC cost and travel expenses covered, including flight or mileage, accommodation, and meal per diem according to government guidelines. The Ministry will provide training on test specifications. The Ministry will provide item writing training and ongoing technical training and oversight.

Please see Supplier Attachments Exist for the attached RFQ for more details.

NOTE: Suppliers who are currently on the List of Qualified Suppliers based on the previous RFQ (EDU20-303-RFQ and EDU20-312-RFQ Assessment Development Consultants) will remain on the list and need not apply.

Applications to become a development team member are set up through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) posted on the BC Bid website. This posting will remain open until 2:00 PM Pacific Time on November 10, 2020.