The Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board (FHREB) serving Franklin and Hampshire Counties and four North Quabbin towns is seeking proposals from experienced organizations to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to include career center operations/services to adults, dislocated workers, and youth within the fifty-community FH Workforce Development Area (WDA). The provision of these services is to be funded by WIOA, Title I, Public Law 113-128, which began July 1, 2015 and is authorized as workforce law at the federal level through September 2020. Services must, at minimum, include WIOA goals and reference to related shared partner services, and must be delivered in an integrated model. A copy of the WIOA regulations is available at the Department of Labor’s website.
Workforce development organizations with or without previous experience as a contractor are encouraged to submit proposals. Services offered shall be delivered through a One Stop Delivery system that provides access to citizens across the FH WDA, while still maintaining a goal of operational efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Approximately $870,000 in core funding for Adult, Dislocated Workers, and Youth Framework services is expected to be available in FY18.The FHREB seeks to award a one year contract renewable for an additional three years, assuming satisfactory performance. All proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. A Bidders Conference will be held Friday August 19th at 10am at the Franklin Hampshire REB office: One Arch Place, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA 01301. No hard copy RFP materials will be available. All are online. The answers to technical questions raised in the Bidders Conference or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by that date will be posted on the REB website by C.O.B. Friday, August 26th, 2016.
A mandatory Letter of Intent to Bid is due Friday, September 2nd, 2016 (see RFP). Send to email@example.com with Return Receipt requested.
The RFP explaining what is requested, who is eligible to apply, and how to apply is below. Some documents are in PDF format and require a PDF reader (such as the free Adobe Reader) to view: