Specifications include, but are not limited to: Eligible applicants to contract as independent due process
hearing officers for special education due process hearings under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The
purpose of these contracts is to fulfill the ALSDEs responsibility to provide this IDEA procedural safeguard in accordance with 20 U. S. C
1400, et. seq., (IDEA, P. L. 108-446) CFDA 84.027A, 34 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 300 and Alabama Administrative
Code (AAC) 290-8-9.08(9)(c) Impartial Due Process Hearing Procedures.