Using RFPs to Attract High-Capacity Partners for Turnaround

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States and districts can use the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to recruit and procure high-quality Lead Partners. The states and districts can then create a preferred provider list of approved partners, or the State Turnaround Office can directly match up partners with schools and districts. This document explains the process to develop, issue, and review RFPs, including the key success factors and pitfalls.