Notice of RFP Release for a One-Stop Career Center Operator for the Greater Lowell Workforce Area

2021-06-08T16:53:25+00:00 May 10th, 2021|

Due date extension for a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a One-Stop Career Center Operator.  New due date is now June 14th by 11 AM.

The MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board (MHGLWB) is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a One-Stop Career Center Operator for the Greater Lowell Workforce Region (Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, and Westford).

The MHGLWB is issuing this RFP for the purpose of selecting an organization with the capacity to design, administer and implement an innovative and compliant system of workforce development services in accordance with US Department of Labor regulations, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other contracts, in the role of the WIOA One-Stop Operator for the Greater Lowell Workforce Region.

The MHGLWB has chosen to conduct this competitive selection process for the MassHire One-Stop Career Center Operator role only.  Services of the MassHire One-Stop service delivery system are currently offered at the MassHire Lowell Career Center. More information regarding the MassHire Lowell Career Center can be found at: https://masshirelowellcc.com.

The contract will be for two years, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023. The MHGLWB may extend the contract for up to two additional years ending June 30, 2025.

RFP Timeline

Issue Date May 10, 2021
Bidder’s Conference May 17, 2021 – 11:00 AM (via webinar)
Deadline for Proposal Questions June 9, 2021
Proposal Submission Deadline June 14, 2021 by 11:00 AM (extended from original date of June 7th)

One-Stop Operator RFP

Operator RFP Budget FY22

Bidders Conference

To confirm attendance at the Bidder’s Conference or questions regarding the RFP, please contact Kathleen Gentile at Kathleen.Gentile@MassHireGreaterLowell.com.

Monday, May 17th, 11:00 AM via ZOOM (Link Below)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86927174097?pwd=d1VudGNJb1UzdXFadDA3UlQvMWFGQT09

Meeting ID: 869 2717 4097

Passcode: 926322

Phone: 646-558-8656

Bidders Conference PowerPoint Presentation Link:

RFP Questions and Answers

Question:  Is there a template for the references?  Is there certain criteria for the reference letter?

Answer:  The MHGLWB is looking for the reference letter to speak to the applicant’s ability to convene partner meetings and to their knowledge of the workforce system.  Per page 11 of the RFP:

Provide 2 references. Include: Name of organization, name of contact person, address, phone number, e-mail address, how this contact is familiar with your work, the nature of the work performed, and the start/end dates of the work delivered.