COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 165

July 25, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Student Information System Request for Proposal (RFP) Contract Awards

On July 9, 2008, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) posted the announcement of contract awards to four Student Information System (SIS) vendors Administrative Assistants, Ltd. with their eSIS product; Century Consultants, Ltd. with their Star_Base product; Contemporary Computer Services, Inc. with their eSchoolData product, and Infinite Campus with their Infinite Campus product. The pricing and vendor proposals can be reviewed at: http://www.vita.virginia.gov/procurement/contractBrowse.cfm?qsCat=1000056

These awards provide school divisions the option to purchase these products directly; however, school divisions may choose other solutions not on this list by issuing their own RFP.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) did not rank the four awarded SIS products and does not prefer any particular SIS product over the other awarded products. All the awarded solutions meet the minimal requirements of the RFP and in the opinion of the review panel, demonstrated that their product was among the best solutionsIn addition, other SIS applications not awarded a contract may also be viable solutions as long as  the product  can  meet the needs of your local school division and provide tools to meet the requirements for state and  federal reporting .

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Project Coordinator Peter Coleman via e-mail peter.coleman@doe.virginia.gov or telephone (804) 225-2039.

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