The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals from bidders to host the Race to the Top Network Team Institute (NTI) for the school year 2011-12. Hotels located within the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, or Rensselaer are invited to submit a bid for one or more of the 5 NTI sessions that will be held from March through August 2012. The services needed include lodging, meeting space, audio visual equipment and set-up, and food for approximately 400 participants. NYSED will make separate awards for each of the 5 sessions. Bidders are encouraged to submit proposals for all NTI sessions, as a bidder may receive up to 5 awards. The contracts resulting from this IFB will be for a term beginning no sooner than March 1, 2012 and ending no later than August 31, 2012.