Request for Proposal - Sector Partnership National Dislocated Worker Grant (SPNDWG)

On November 4th, 2015 Workforce Snohomish received a U.S. Department of Labor Sector Partnership National Dislocated Worker Grant (SPNDWG) from the Employment Security Department (ESD) for the purpose of Enhanced Career and Training Services to Dislocated Workers*. Workforce Snohomish will use this funding to support work-based training solutions such as Apprenticeships/Pre-Apprenticeships along with Individual Training Accounts (ITA), incumbent worker training, and customized training that achieve industry recognized credentials in high demand occupations, and to increase regional and sector-based partnerships throughout Snohomish County and beyond.

In accordance with the SPNDWG funding statement of work Workforce Snohomish is releasing $100,000 in a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) Process to be used to provide registered Apprenticeship/Pre-Apprenticeship training to a minimum of 25 eligible Dislocated Worker participants. Bidders able to train more than 25 participants with the funding, while still projecting equivalent employment and retention rates will be considered more competitive.

Schedule

Date Activity Other Detail
12/2/2015 Request for Proposal Released 5pm
12/09/2015 Bidder Conference 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Workforce Snohomish Board Room
1/8/2016 Request for Proposal Responses due to Workforce Snohomish No later than noon
1/13/2016- Additional dates to be added only in the case of a high number of bidders Presentations by bidders Time TBD. Workforce Snohomish Board Room or Workforce Snohomish IdeaLab
1/13/2016- Date subject to change in the case of a high number of bidders Rating by Review Committee(s) Workforce Snohomish
1/13/2016- Date subject to change in the case of a high number of bidders Review Committee(s) to make final recommendations Workforce Snohomish
1/20/2016 Recommended bids are forwarded for approval Board Meeting; 7:30 am Workforce Snohomish Board Room

Questions are considered public information and will be posted, in their entirety, on the Workforce Snohomish website with answers within 48 business hours of receipt. Questions will be accepted by e-mail only, and only until 5 PM on January 6th 2016. Questions submitted in alternate formats, including phone calls to Workforce Snohomish staff or Board Members, or after that date will not be answered. All questions should be submitted to Workforce Snohomish at rfpquestions@workforcesnohomish.org.