Request for Proposals for Career Center Operations/Service Provider for FY2022

Estimated Contract Amount: $870,000

Issued: November 2, 2020

The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (FHWB) serving Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the four North Quabbin towns is seeking proposals from qualified workforce development organizations to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to include career center operations/services throughout the region. The provision of these services is to be funded by WIOA, Title I, Public Law 112-128 (www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/WIOA). FHWB reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Important Deadlines

Bidders Conference: November 16, 2020, at 10:00 AM*
Answers to Questions and Bidders Conference Notes: November 23, 2020, by 5:00 PM
Proposals Due: January 11, 2021, by 4:00 PM**
Recommendation to FHWB: February 4, 2021
Award Notification Date: February 8, 2021
Appeal Period (if needed): February 8, 2021 – March 4, 2021
Anticipated Contract Date: July 1, 2021***

*The Bidders Conference will be held via Zoom email info@masshirefhwb.org for details.
**Contact the FHWB at info@masshirefhwb.org 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 additional three years, assuming satisfactory performance.

Request for Proposal

Here is the full PDF version of the Career Center Operations/Service Provider RFP #2020-01.

Responses to November 16th Bidders Conference

Click here to access the PDF of answers to the Bidders Conference on November 16th and other emailed questions.

Amendments to RFP

On page 25, the current MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center is https://www.masshirefhcareers.org/.

On page 4, Employer Services states that the bulk of employer services are delivered through state staff funded by Wagner Peyser.  This is an error as employer services costs have been split between Wagner Peyser funds and WIOA funds.

Page 52 and page 74 (Evaluation Criteria), it states that two previous monitoring reports should be submitted with the application. The submission of two previous monitoring reports is OPTIONAL. Any monitoring reports submitted should have MOSES IDs and any other personal identifying information redacted.

Click here for a PDF version of the amendments.

Submission Forms

Where appropriate, all forms have been converted to fillable PDF format. If you would prefer a  non-fillable PDF version, please contact info@masshirefhwb.org.

Attachment 1 – Cover Sheet
Attachment 2 – Checklist
Attachment 3 – Job Descriptions Form
Attachment 4 – Statement of Assurances
Attachment 5 – Certificate of Lobbying Activities
Attachment 6 – Certificate Regarding Debarment
Attachment 7 – Drug-Free Workplace Certification
Attachment 8 – Budget and Budget Narrative (this is an Excel spreadsheet)

Informational Attachments

Attachment A – Grievance Appeals Process
Attachment B – Career Center Standards
Attachment C – Evaluation Criteria
Attachment D – FHETC Contract Terms and Conditions
Attachment E – Map of the Workforce Region
Attachment F – Workforce Area Governance Chart