Due to Covid-19, all future meetings will be held via Zoom only until otherwise specified. Please email RBryant@northeasternwdb.org to request meeting information.

Request for Proposals (RFPs)

WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker (DW) Programs Combined with One Stop Operator (OSO)

WIOA Youth Program

Announcement of Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Northeastern Workforce Development Board
Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act – Funding
Adults/Dislocated Worker Services Combined with One Stop
Operator Duties and/or Youth Services

The Northeastern Workforce Development Board (NWDB) is one of Maine’s three Local Workforce Development Boards established to provide direction and oversight of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) service delivery throughout the state.

The Northeastern region includes Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington Counties.

To date, the NWDB has successfully integrated its workforce system and programs by building upon a base of strong collaborations with other organizations. The NWDB is requesting proposals with new innovative ideas for programs that demonstrate high performance in WIOA service delivery, efficiencies in administration and operations, creative uses of technology, social media, and information management. Additionally, the NWDB is looking for collaborative strategies to strengthen and expand WIOA services delivery in alignment with economic development and direct connection to businesses throughout the Northeastern region. 

The NWDB, in collaboration and partnership with the Chief Elected Officials of Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington Counties, developed two RFPs, one for WIOA Title 1B Adult/Dislocated Worker service delivery combined with the One Stop Operator responsibility, and one for WIOA Title 1B Youth service delivery. The following schedule has been established.

August 2, 2021            RFP solicitations are published
August 23, 2021         Bidders’ Conference is held from 2:30pm- 4:00pm EDT
August 27, 2021         Conference response posting
October 29, 2021        Proposals are due 4:00pm EDT
November 10, 2021    One hour bidder interviews via Zoom
December 3, 2021      Finalist presentations if needed
December 10, 2021    Successful bidder is announced
December 17, 2021    Appeal Letter Due by 4pm EST
July 1, 2022                Contractors begin PY 2022

Interested parties should check the NWDB’s website to access the RFPs and revisit regularly for updates: https://www.northeasternwdb.org/news/.

All questions about the RFP or review process must be submitted in writing. All questions will be responded to in writing and published on https://www.northeasternwdb.org/news/ by 4:00pm EDT on August 27, 2021. Bidders may submit their questions between the dates of August 2, 2021 and August 23, 2021 by 4:00pm EDT to Joanna Russell, Executive Director, NWDB (JRussell@northeasternwdb.org) or at the Bidder’s Conference. No questions will be accepted after the time designated above.

The Bidder’s Conference will be held from 2:30pm – 4:00pm EDT on August 23, 2021, via Zoom.

Participating in the Bidder’s Conference is not mandatory and will not influence NWDB’s decisions.  Please RSVP to JRussell@northeasternwdb.org by Monday, August 23, 2021 12:00pm EDT with the following information: (a) your contact information including phone number and full email address; and, (b) how many representatives from your organization or from partner organizations will be attending. The NWDB will provide a Zoom link to those who’ve RSVP’d.  (Correction made Aug 2, 2021 at 12:00pm.)

Proposals are due October 29, 2021 by 4:00pm EDT.

Throughout the entire RFP schedule, no Northeastern Workforce Development Board member, NWDB staff, or Chief Elected Official for the region may be sought out for advice or assistance. Such communication will constitute grounds for eliminating a proposal submission from consideration.

The Northeastern Workforce Development Board and/or Chief Elected Officials for the region reserve the right to amend the RFP process and/or the RFP schedule without advance notification.

Request for Proposals (RFPs)

WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker (DW) Programs Combined with One Stop Operator (OSO) RFP – Updated 8/16/2021 at 12:00pm

WIOA Youth Program RFP

Bidders’ Conference

2021 NWDB Bidders’ Conference PowerPoint
2021 NWDB Bidders’ Conference Attendees

WIOA Adult/DW/OSO RFP Questions & Answers
WIOA Youth RFP Questions & Answers

Bangor Comprehensive One Stop CareerCenter Floor Plan

Informational Links

Maine Workforce Outlook 2018-2028
Northeastern Maine’s Workforce Conditions & Outlook – September 2020
State Workforce Board Minimum Training Expenditure Requirement

Related Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs)

TEGL 4.15 Vision for the One Stop Delivery System
TEGL 10.16 Performance Accountability Guidance for WIOA
TEGL 16.16 One Stop Operations Guidance for the American Job Center Network
TEGL 19.16 Operating Guidance for WIOA