REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that the Union County Workforce Development Board of Directors will receive proposals on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, in the Union County Administration Building, Freeholders Meeting Room, 6th Floor, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, for:
AMERICAN JOB CENTER OPERATOR
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The funding sources include Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (“WIOA”) and WorkFirst New Jersey. The anticipated funding period is July 1, 2017- June 30, 2019
Proposals are being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4.
Pursuant to the WIOA, the Union County Workforce Development Board hereby gives official notice of its intent to procure an American Job Center operator (formerly the One-Stop) through a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) process. The American Job Center Operator will manage the Union County American Job Centers, including the management and coordination of all workforce services with Union County workforce partners, as required by WIOA, and other community partners that serve employers and customers seeking jobs, career counseling, training, and career advancement within the Union County Workforce Development Area. The American Job Center Operator will also be providing direct services in Union County American Job Centers.
Funding allocations referenced in this public notice will be included in the RFP. Successful Proposers must effectively demonstrate current or future service delivery capabilities in the Union County area.
RFP’s may be obtained online as of Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at http://ucnj.org/wdb/.
In an effort to assist candidates intending to apply for these funds, a Proposer Technical Assistance Conference has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in the Union County Administration Building, 6TH Floor Freeholder Meeting Room, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ. If you plan to attend please RSVP by Friday, April 7th, 2017 to email@example.com.
All questions regarding the RFP must be made in writing directed to attorney Kraig Dowd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions must be e-mailed no later than 4:00pm on Monday, May 1, 2017.
All information requested in the Request for Proposals must be provided or the proposal shall be disqualified. Proposals must be sealed and labeled “PROPOSALS FOR AMERICAN JOB CENTER OPERATOR”. Proposals must comply with all instructions and specifications contained within the RFP. Proposers shall submit two (2) originals; three (3) copies; and one (1) PDF electronic copy on a CD or Thumb Drive of their proposal, which must be received no later than 11:00 a.m., EST, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Proposals may be submitted prior to the deadline. If mailed or hand-delivered for delivery prior to Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m, enclose proposals in a sealed envelope labeled “PROPOSALS FOR AMERICAN JOB CENTER OPERATOR”, and addressed to Union County Workforce Development Board, Administration Building, 4th Floor, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207. Proposals submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Furthermore, any proposals submitted after 11:00 a.m on Thursday, May 4, 2017 will not be accepted.
The Union County Workforce Development Board of Directors reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informality in the RFP process, and to accept any proposals which, in their judgment, are most advantageous, price and other factors considered, and will best serve the interest of Union County.
Proposers are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31, et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27-1.1, et seq.