Current Request for Proposals
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Delivery of services and/or trainings in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties Workforce Southwest
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Federal Workforce Investment Evaluation
WSW is seeking an organization to evaluate the effectiveness of our Title I Adult + Dislocated Worker federal workforce programming. The evaluator will utilize qualitative and quantitative data to produce reports and analysis about WSW’s Title I Adult + Dislocated Worker program.
All proposals must be submitted through before 5 p.m. Pacific Time on June 10, 2022. Proposals received after this time will not be accepted.
Submissions should be emailed to [email protected] with “Federal Workforce Investment Evaluation 2022” in the subject line and read receipt requested.
Past Proposals and Information Requests
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Workforce Southwest Washington
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WSW is seeking employment and job training proposals from organizations that are currently providing services for housing, re-entry or career coaching to historically underserved or excluded populations. Nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
Our goal is to provide career coaching, skills development and/or job training services to individuals 18 years and older through a network of community-based and other organizations in support of our Strategic Plan’s economic mobility and systems change goals.
Five funding opportunities are available:
- Housing + Workforce – Clark County
- Housing + Workforce – Cowlitz County
- Re-entry + Workforce – Clark County
- Re-entry + Workforce – Cowlitz County
- WorkSource (American Job Center one-stop) including Rapid Response and business services – Clark County and Cowlitz/Wahkiakum counties
To review and download the funding opportunities, click here to access the online portal. If you are a first-time applicant, set up your account by clicking New Applicant. If you are a current recipient of WSW funding you may use your current log-in.
We encourage any organization that might be interested in these funding opportunities to attend a virtual information session via Zoom on January 24. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
All proposals must be submitted through WSW’s online grant portal before 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
Purpose of this RFP
This Request for Proposals will be used for Workforce Snohomish and FWA to competitively procure WIOA Title I funding for a four-year period with renegotiated subrecipient agreements annually, based on an assessment of subrecipient performance and compliance. The available $800,000 - $1,000,000 in WIOA funds is a one -year estimate under this Request for Proposals based on PY20 allocations and carry-over from PY21. For planning purposes related to responses, Workforce Snohomish suggests respondents anticipate a total budget (staffing and participant costs) between $800,000 and $1,000,000 per year for four years. Applicants may propose utilizing all or part of this planned budget amount, depending on the scale of their proposed service delivery model and requisite staffing plan.
Who May Apply
- Government agencies or governmental units, such as: Local or County governments, school districts, State agencies, and Federal WIOA partners;
- Employment Service State agencies under the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended by title III of WIOA;
- Educational institutions, such as: institutions of higher education, nontraditional public secondary schools such as night schools, and area career and technical education schools;
- Community-based organizations, nonprofit entities, or workforce intermediaries;
- Other interested organizations that are capable of carrying out the duties of Adult & Dislocated Worker programs, such as a local chamber of commerce, other business organization, or labor organization; and
- Private for-profit entities
Adult & Dislocated Worker Subrecipient(s) Services and Functions
FWA and WFS are seeking applications from organization(s) that will become an integral partner in serving the WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker job seekers through a collaborative, equitable, inclusive, and community-engaged service delivery model, including:
- embracing the facilitation and building of a culture of collaboration among all workforce system stakeholders, grows and diversifies jobs in Snohomish County, and cultivates talent through increased skill development and opportunities;
- ensuring equity, inclusion and proactive engagement for all customers, with a focus on those marginalized, under-represented, and high needs individuals;
- demonstrating organizational commitment and stability in being able to fully meet/support customer expectations, effectively and accurately manage/document fiscal and performance data, and appropriately apply governing policies and procedures; and
- continually moving Snohomish County forward in building a Gold-Standard workforce ecosystem.
The awarded organization or organizations will provide access to the full array of allowable WIOA offerings, including: Basic Career Services, Individualized Career Services, Training Services, and Follow-up Services. The awarded organization or organizations will bring specialized skills and leveraged programs or services to advance objectives articulated in the Snohomish County 2020-2024 Integrated Regional and Local Workforce Plan and the Snohomish County Workforce Development Strategic Plan (as referenced above), in service to marginalized, under-served, and customers experiencing barriers to employment. Additionally, the awarded organization or organizations will demonstrate a commitment to customer service, continuous improvement, responsiveness to economic and labor force conditions; supported by knowledge of program and fiscal compliance and accountability, continual learning and improvement.
- RFQQ Release: August 12, 2021
- Due Date for Questions: September 27, 2021, 5:00 pm PDT
- Proposal Package Due: September 29, 2021, 5:00 pm PDT
- Notifications to Respondents: On or near November 8, 2021
WorkForce Central is seeking qualified organizations or entities to provide employer-driven, rapid reskill-upskill training delivered to cohorts of participants. This training will prepare individuals to enter living-wage employment in the industry, occupation, and skill development pathways identified as local employer priorities in the RFQQ.
Cohort training resulting from this RFQQ will occur between January 2022 – December 2025. WorkForce Central’s goal is to build a pool of cohort training providers, enabling timely response to employers’ reskill-upskill training needs as they arise over the next three years. We anticipate funding multiple providers and training cohorts during this time period, and the total funding that may be awarded is not yet established. There is no set limit to the amount that may be requested per training; proposed budgets will be assessed based on reasonable cost comparisons, with awareness that costs will vary between training programs.
Because training contracts will be funded by Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title 1 funds, all training participants must be eligible for WIOA Title 1 services. Ideal respondents will demonstrate previous success with and a plan for training WIOA-eligible individuals, those who belong to communities of color, individuals impacted by poverty, veterans and military spouses, individuals with disabilities, and additional populations facing systemic barriers to employment.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF SEATTLE-KING COUNTY
- RFP Title: Employment supports for individuals impacted by the criminal legal system
- RFQQ Release: August 26, 2021
- Due Date for Questions: September 13, 2021,
- Proposal Package Due: October 4, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
- Notifications to Respondents: On or near November 8, 2021
- Procurement Lead: Michael Davie, [email protected]
- Purpose: Create access to employment, training and education opportunities among individuals who have touched the criminal legal system.
- Funding: Up to $1,825,000
- Investment Period: November 2021 – December 31, 2023 (subject to change)
Response Submissions Due: April 30, 2021
WSW is seeking a Recruiting Partner to source talent from WSW's CRMS, LinkedIn Recruiter, or other outside sources, and provide qualified candidates to WSW's Business Services Team or directly to employers. This project will involve working directly with WSW's Business Services Team to understand the variety of job openings and employer partners.
WorkForce Innovation & Opportunity Act - Business Services
Release Date: March 15, 2021
Due Date: April 19, 2021 @ 4PM Pacific Time
On March 15, 2021, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the provision of business services within the WorkSource Seattle-King County system. Services will be funded in accordance with resources from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). See application and funding information.
This RFP represents an important step toward transforming the region's workforce development system. In order to further the WDC's regional equity and social justice goals, the WDC seeks to integrate more community-based service providers into the network of services that are available through the WorkSource Seattle-King County System. Proposals will be required to demonstrate how services will be provided to demographic groups that are traditionally underserved and concentrate on prioritizing job quality and jobs with career pathways embedded, regardless of the wage or level of experience required.
As we look towards procuring funds through this open, public RFP process, we are inviting local organizations to learn about goals for our workforce system, how to apply for this funding, and encourage partnerships to those ends.
WIOA Youth Services
Release Date: March 12, 2021
Letter of Intent Due: April 9, 2021
Response Submissions Due: April 23, 2021
Future Workforce Alliance, serving as the Local Workforce Board of Snohomish County, and Workforce Snohomish have embarked on a journey to lead the development of a new Gold Standard Youth Employment and Training model in Snohomish County. We are seeking entities both funded through this proposal process and through collaborations, to build not only a Gold Standard youth model, but a Gold Standard youth system. We understand it will take extensive time to build this comprehensive model and stand ready to fully support the winning bidder(s)/contractor(s) of this Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Title I grant through the extensive transition.
The winning bidder(s) will have provided evidence through their proposal and the rating committee's question and answer session, that they will be able to build and implement Gold Standard youth programming and service delivery.
Future Workforce Alliance and Workforce Snohomish operate transparent research, evidence-based programs that include the voice of stakeholders, community members, and the customer during the development, implementation, and continuous improvement processes. These are exciting times in the development of Youth Employment and Training programs in Snohomish County. We appreciate your interest in being a bidder/contractor and/or contributor in building a new Gold Standard youth model.
The complete RFP can be found at the top of this page. Related forms and other documents associated with this RFP are located at workforcesnohomish.org/forms
Date and time: March 19, 11 AM to 12 PM
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Provision Of Virtual Trainings
Release Date: December 1, 2020
Closed on April 1, 2021
The Washington Workforce Association (WWA) is seeking a Letter of Interest from organizations with the capacity to provide virtual trainings for the staff and customers of Washington's public workforce development system. Virtual Trainings will enhance the function, reach, and impact of the system during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
WWA is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of its members. Responses to this RFI will create a pre-screened pool of vendors for WWA members to consider for future procurement of more specific projects requiring virtual services. This RFI does not in any way obligate WWA or its members to contract with vendors responding to this RFI.
Letters of Interest will be received on an on-going basis and will be evaluated every other month, starting in January 2021.
Questions and responses to the RFI should be sent to [email protected] using the procedure outlined in the RFI.