Request for Proposal

WIOA Youth Services for CY2022

(with possible 12-month contract renewal dependent on performance review and funding)

Estimated Contract Amount: $420,000

Issued: June 10, 2021

The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (FHWB) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking one or more vendors to develop and carry out a two-year youth service strategy involving effective providers of youth services and working with the FHWB, the Franklin Hampshire Employment and Training Consortium (FHETC) and the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center (MFHCC).

Vendors are sought for youth programming to be carried out in the Franklin Hampshire region funded through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I.  This RFP solicits proposals for a 24-month program. A total of $420,000 is projected to be available to fund activities that will take place during the twelve months from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. The contract will be for an initial 12-month period, renewable for an additional 12 months based on a positive performance review and availability of funds for Calendar Year 2023.

Important Deadlines

Bidders Conference: June 24, 2021, at 10:30 AM*
Additional questions in writing accepted until July 26, 2021 by 5:00 PM
Answers to Questions and Bidders Conference Notes: July 28, 2021 by 5:00 PM
Proposals Due: August 31, 2021, by 4:30 PM**
Recommendation to FHWB: October 7, 2021
Anticipated Contract Date: January 1, 2022***

*The Bidders Conference will be held via Zoom email for details.
**Contact the FHWB at to make an appointment to drop off proposals in-person. Mail-in proposals are encouraged.
***The FHWB seeks to award a one-year contract renewable for an additional 12-months, assuming satisfactory performance and availability of funding.