RFP for WIOA One Stop Operator, Career Services Provider 

Release Date: May 17, 2019

Proposals Due: 4:00 pm EDT, June 17, 2019

Contract Begin Date:  June 28, 2019

One year contract with the possibility of three 1-year extensions based on performance.

Download full RFP here

The Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purpose of selecting qualified sub-recipient(s) as a One Stop Operator, Title I Career Services Provider under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) for the Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Area that consist of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties in Tennessee.  The complete RFP is posted on line at www.netlwdb.org.  Written copies are available at the Alliance for Business & Training office located at 386 Hwy 91, Elizabethton, Tennessee, or at the Johnson City AJC, 2515 Wesley Street, Johnson City, TN.  Responses are due by 4:00pm EDT, June 17, 2019.  This project is funded under an agreement with the TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development.  NETLWDB/AB&T, a WIOA Title I financially assisted program/activity, is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency.  TDD/VCO:  423-610-0134

RFP Release                                                          May 17, 2019

Deadline for Bidder Questions                         May 27, 2019

Bidders Conference (Not Required)                 May 28, 2019

Response to Bidder Questions Posted            May 28, 2019

Proposal Deadline                                               June 17, 2019

Anticipated Contract Begin Date                      June 28, 2019

The Bidder’s Conference will be held on May 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the office of the Alliance for Business and Training, 386 Hwy 91, Elizabethton, TN 37644.
 
Conference call will be made available upon request to Ginger Lyons, copy April Shaffner, forty-eight (48) hours prior to conference.

Clarification & Correction:  See section 2.2. Title I Career Service Provider, number 4. Quality, Performance, Data and Reporting, item c. Reporting: Describe proposed detail and summary reporting formats and frequency of reports that will be submitted to the NETLWDB/AB&T and its stakeholders. Provide examples by attachment to component narrative. These do not count into the 30 page limit for the OSO Title I Career Service Provider component.

 

NOTE: There is a 30 page limit per component.

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Proposal Submission

All proposals must be submitted in electronic form (email or flashdrive).  It is the proposing entities responsibility to ensure that email proposals are received. Paper submission is optional.

Proposals may be hand delivered, mailed or emailed.  Subject line: WIOA RSP.  Hand delivered or mailed proposals will be date and time stamped as proof of timely submittal.  Proposals received after the due date and time will be deemed non-responsive and will not be accepted.

 

Proposals may be mailed to:                                      Proposals may be hand delivered to:

Alliance for Business and Training                                Alliance for Business and Training

ATTN: WIOA RFP                                                               ATTN: WIOA RFP

P.O. Box 249                                                                      386 Highway 91

Elizabethton, Tennessee 37644-0249                           Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643

Proposals may be emailed to:

 

​Ginger Lyons at  glyons@ab-t.org  with a copy to 

April Shaffner at  ashaffner@ab-t.org

Questions & Answers

Question:  Regarding the following RFP instructions: Proposal (Scope of Work) must follow numbering, headings and sequential lettering in the answer to the questions in the RFP, as listed in Section 2: Scope of Work (limit 30 pages per component). Is it acceptable to simply use the sequential lettering format of the Scope of Work, or do we have to actually repeat each question along with our response? 

 

Answer:  You may use the sequential lettering format. You do not have to restate the question.

 

Question:  In regards to Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board’s RFP for One-Stop Operator and/or Title I Career Service Provider, can you clarify how much the budget is for only the One-Stop Operator contract?

 

Answer:  We do not have a specific budget set for only the One-Stop Operator. Please base your budget request on the OSO work you are proposing in response to the RFP and the cost you anticipate needed to perform that work.

 

Question:  Is AB&T retaining direct participant expenditures? 

 

Answer:  No.  Direct participant expenditures will be negotiated and sub-contracted to successful bidder.

 

Question:  Are direct participant expenditures to be reflected in the submitted budget?

 

Answer:  No.

 

Clarification & Correction: See section 2.2. Title I Career Service Provider, number 4. Quality, Performance, Data and Reporting, item c. Reporting: Describe proposed detail and summary reporting formats and frequency of reports that will be submitted to the NETLWDB/AB&T and its stakeholders. Provide examples by attachment to component narrative. These do not count into the 30 page limit for the OSO Title I Career Service Provider component.

 

NOTE: There is a 30 page limit per component.

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Alliance for

Business & Training, Inc.

386 Hwy 91

PO Box 249

Elizabethton, TN  37643

(423) 547-7500

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