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Request For Proposals: Operate Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs

Closes – April 12, 2019
WIOA Youth Programs Bidder’s Conference – March 11, 2019 at 3pm – Land of Sky offices
WIOA NCWorks Career Center Operator Bidder’s Conference – March 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm – Land of Sky offices

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board (MAWDB), an agency of Land-of-Sky Regional Council (LOSRC), will be accepting Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) for the operation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (P. L. 113-128) programs and to serve as the One-Stop Operator in the Mountain Local Area (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania Counties). Proposals will be sought for the NCWorks Career Centers (one in each county), One-Stop Operator and for the operation of the Youth Programs to serve eligible Youth (ages 16 through 24 at the time of program enrollment) in the Mountain Area region.

To learn more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) visit https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/ and https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/.  North Carolina policy information is available at the Division of Workforce Solutions website https://www.nccommerce.com/about-us/divisions-programs/workforce-solutions-division. The MAWDB will develop cost reimbursement contracts with successful bidders for the WIOA programs to be operated July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Annual contract extensions, for up to two additional years, are possible if the selected service providers’ demonstrate and document successful performance, and if the adequate WIOA funding is available to the Local Area.

The Request for Proposals for WIOA NCWorks Career Centers, One-Stop Operator and the Request for Proposals for Youth Programs will be available at the MAWDB Offices, 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806-2088 between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm M-F or by e-mail request to zia@landofsky.org. Both Requests for Proposals will be released for competitive procurement on Monday, February 18, 2019 and proposals will be due by 4:00pm on Friday, April 12, 2019. For additional information contact Nathan Ramsey, Director Mountain Area Workforce Development Board at nathan@landofsky.org.

Organizations intending to bid must submit a Letter of Intent electronically to Nathan Ramsey (nathan@landofsky.org) by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 29, 2019. The Bidders’ Conference to discuss the procedures related to applying for funds and operating a WIOA Youth Program is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2019 at 3:00pm and the Bidders’ Conference for the operation of a WIOA NCWorks Career Center is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2019 at 1:30pm. Both conferences will be held at the LOSRC Offices 339 New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC. For agencies intending to submit proposals RSVPs will be required to zia@landofsky.org from agencies planning to attend the Bidders’ Conference(s).

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Employer and Program Administrator.

WIOA NCWorks Career Centers for Adult & Dislocated Worker Services RFP for PY 2019-2020

WIOA Out-of-School Youth RFP for PY 2019-2020