Request for Qualifications

    2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

     Date Available: June 5, 2024
    Due Date: June 26, 2024 

    The BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE BERGEN COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICES SCHOOL DISTRICT is soliciting Qualification Statements from interested persons and/or firms for the provision of listed services. Inclusion of a position in this notice, however, does not constitute a warranty that the Board will fill the position at this time or through this process. Through a Request for Qualification process, persons and/or firms interested in assisting the Board with the provision of such services must prepare and submit a Qualification Statement in accordance with the procedure and schedule in the RFQs. The Board will review submissions only from those firms that submit a Qualification Statement which includes all the information required to be included as described (in the sole judgment of the Board). The Board intends to select (a) person(s) and/or firm(s) that possess(es) the professional, financial and administrative capabilities to provide the proposed services; and agrees and meets the terms and conditions determined by the Board that provide the greatest benefit to the taxpayers of the County of Bergen. 

    The selection of Qualified Respondents is not subject to the provisions of the Public-School Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq. The selection is, however, subject to the “New Jersey Pay-to-Play” Law, N.J.S.A. P.L. 2005c.27 NJSA 40A:11-51 et seq. The Board has structured a procurement process that seeks to obtain the desired results, while establishing a competitive process, to assure that each person and/or firm is provided an equal opportunity to submit a Qualification Statement in response to the RFQ. 

    Respondents must submit their Qualification Statement to the following Designated Contact Person: 

    Mr. John Susino
    Business Administrator & Board Secretary
    Bergen County Special Services School District
    540 Farview Avenue, Room 2300
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    Drop off hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Closed June 21) 

    1. Acceptable submissions must include one original signed paper Qualification Statement along with an electronic version: 

           a. Paper submissions must be a signed original Qualification Statement, bound, and acknowledged by the Respondent. 

           b. Paper submissions will only be accepted via the following forms of delivery: USPS certified mail, FedEx, UPS, courier, or self-delivery. Submissions must be marked on the outside package as such: “BCSS RFQ Submission for (List Professional Position Title).” 

           c. Electronic versions will be accepted via USB drive or email to 

    2. All submissions must be received by the Board no later than 10 a.m. on June 26, 2024, and will not be considered after this time. The Board will not bear responsibility for delays in delivery for any reason. 

    3. To be responsive, Qualification Statements must provide all requested information and must be in strict conformance with the instructions set forth herein. Qualification Statements and all related information must be signed and acknowledged by the Respondent. 

    The Board reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, to waive any informality in the RFQ Process, and to accept any submissions which, in its judgment are most advantageous, price and other factors considered, and will best serve the interest of the Board of Education. 

    Positions Available: (Click on link to be directed to website)

    The instructions for Qualification Statements may be inspected on this page.  Questions should be directed to the Board Secretary, John Susino, via email at

    Respectfully Submitted,
    John Susino
    Business Administrator & Board Secretary