Requests For Proposals and Information

Current Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals 21-03
Employment supports for individuals impacted by the criminal legal system

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, mdavie@seakingwdc.org 
  • 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

Industry Skills Cohort Trainings

Workforce Central

  • 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.

Past Proposals and Information Requests

Workforce Southwest

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.

Click here to view Recruiting Partner Request for Proposals! (RFP PDF from workforcesw.org)

WorkForce Innovation & Opportunity Act - Business Services

Release Date: March 15, 2021
Due Date: April 19, 2021 @ 4PM Pacific Time

>>>Access all application documents and supplemental resources by clicking here.

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

Introduction
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

Bidders Conference

Date and time: March 19, 11 AM to 12 PM

Meeting lnk: meetings.ringcentral.com or click here for a direct link to the conference.
Meeting ID: 149 162 6176
Meeting Password: 007763

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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 admin@washingtonworkforce.org using the procedure outlined in the RFI.