- REQUEST FOR LETTER OF INTENT -
TOWES Department For additional information contact:
Bow Valley College Melissa Gardner
332-6th Avenue SE RtS Project Manager, TOWES
Calgary, AB T2G 4S6 T: (403) 410-3197
Subject: Request for Letter of Intent
Bow Valley College has received funding from Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada to develop and test an online adult literacy assessment battery that
will accurately diagnose reading skill gaps. The assessment battery will first determine
skill by broad level before identifying discrete reading component weaknesses.
Assessment reports will provide scores and direct learners to training interventions
appropriate to improving skill in the areas identified as weak.
Under federal contribution guidelines, any subcontracted project work which is
considered to be of significant value, must adhere to a competitive process. As such, the
purpose of this request is to gather a letter of intent from any third-party organization/
contractor that wishes to bid on the following opportunity.
Adult Literacy and Data Analysis Expert
Bow Valley College is seeking a Contractor who is an Adult Literacy and Data Analysis
Expert for the federal contribution agreement (#8411829) entitled Read to Succeed (RtS).
Activities will commence in March, 2010 and must be completed by December 31, 2012.
The Contractor will oversee and/or provide input into the following:
Provide expert advice to project team members related to development of expert
assessments with score results linked to the IALS scales.
Negotiate licensing agreements for reading components assessments, as required.
Create a set of literacy data tables that can be used by literacy program planners to
help identify literacy markets.
Complete data analysis of the RtS validity study data.
Complete data analysis of the RtS field test data.
Assist with data analysis final reports.
Assist with project final report.
Participate in project communications activities, including conference
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To qualify for consideration, contractors must demonstrate in-depth experience with:
development of national and international adult literacy surveys
the International Survey of Reading Skills
analysis of data from national and international adult literacy survey results
reading components assessments
preparing reports describing assessment validity data
delivering presentations to national and international audiences
working/consulting with business, labour, education, and aboriginal organizations
Letter of Intent Submission Guidelines:
Submissions should be less than 3 pages in length
Subject line should read: Letter of Intent to Bid – Adult Literacy and Data
Analysis Expert Contract (Project #8411829)
Include contractor’s name and contact information
Overview of experience in adult literacy and data analysis
Overview of qualifications
Include an estimated cost based on specifications outlined above
Please submit your letter of intent by 4:00 (MST) Friday, March 12, 2010 to
email@example.com Applications received after the deadline will not be
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