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Request for Proposal

Background

The Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC) is seeking providers of out-of-school youth services who will 1) provide services aimed at eligible youth aged 14-24, and 2) work in collaboration with current Workforce Investment Act providers to provide services and other options under the WIA program.

The overall goal for the provision of funds under this procurement is to assist 14-24 year old youth who have dropped out of school and are eligible for services under Title I-B of WIA.

 Services should be focused on meeting the needs of 14-24 year old youth and designed and delivered within a holistic context that maintains focus on, and is relevant to, career development, educational attainment, and embarking on a life of responsible community involvement.  This will be accomplished through the implementation of a variety of youth development strategies that are coordinated with the efforts of secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, WorkSource Snohomish County, and other youth serving agencies throughout the County.

Schedule

Date Actvity Other Detail
10/22/2012 Request for Proposals Released No later than 5 pm
11/21/2012 Request for Proposal Responses due to WDCSC Noon
12/04/2012 Responses are rated by Review Committee(s)  
12/04/2012 Review Committee(s) make final recommendations  
12/18/2012 Recommended bids are forwarded for approval Board Meeting 7:30 am
12/19/2012 Letters of intent are issued  
1/10/2013 Contract exhibits complete

No later then 12 pm

1/25/2012 Contracts sent to contractors for signature  

This solicitation will result in a 6 month contract starting January 1, 2013. At its discretion, the WDCSC may extend the length of contracts or negotiate new contracts for the continuation of services based on performance review and continuity of services considerations.

As of the issuance of the Request for Proposal (RFP), $61,800 is available. WDCSC will consider multiple proposals from multiple providers in the range of $10,000 - $20,000. 

No bidders conference will be held.  Bidders are encouraged to use the Q&A process described on page four of the solicitation. 

Questions are considered public information and will be posted, in their entirety, on the WDCSC website with answers within 48 business hours of receipt.  Questions will be accepted by e-mail only and only until 5 p.m. on November 16, 2012.  Questions submitted in alternate formats, including phone calls to WDCSC staff or Board Members or after that date will not be answered.  All questions should be submitted to Julie Heijster.