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Youth Robotics Initiative

Solicitation ID: 32020-00046

Status: Awarded

Response Due Date: 3/20/2020

Response Due Time: 10:00 AM

Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number: 320

Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice

Solicitation Posting Date: 1/29/2020

Last Modified: 7/15/2020 2:35 pm

Solicitation Description:


The purpose of the Texas Youth Robotics Initiative is to encourage interest in STEM careers by expanding statewide participation in robotics programs in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) by: 1) developing New Team(s) for robotics education competitions, and 2) supporting existing competitive robotics education teams (teams that have competed in a competitive high school robotics competition before).

Successful Applicants may support New Teams in robotics education or a combination of new and existing teams; however, it is a requirement that at least half of the funding requested through this RFA be used to develop and support New Teams. Additionally, successful Applicants shall conduct outreach to students with Disabilities in all efforts to create New Teams and will conduct a New Competition that is specifically targeted to students with Disabilities.


Class/Item Code: 92476-Student Activities Services


Contractor Name Mailing Address Value Per Contractor Contractor Hub Status Award Date Award Status
Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) in Texas 2541 S. IH-35, Ste. 200-263, Round Rock, TX 78664 750,000 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 8/1/2020 Full Award
Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation, Inc. 1519 Interstate 30 West, Greenville, TX 75402 749,218 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 8/1/2020 Full Award