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Request for Proposals (RFP)

WIOA Youth Program

Announcement of Request for Proposals (RFP)

Northeastern Workforce Development Board
Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act – Funding
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 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.

Maine’s 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 the WIOA Youth Program that demonstrates high performance in 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 service 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 an RFP for the WIOA Title IB Youth service delivery. The following schedule has been established.

March 14, 2022 RFP solicitation is published
April 8, 2022 Proposals are due 4:00pm EDT
April 15, 2022 Review Committee hosts one hour bidder interviews via Zoom
April 20, 2022 NWDB Special Meeting to Vote on Review Committee’s Recommendation
April 22, 2022 Successful bidder is announced
May 2, 2022 Appeal Letter Due by 4:00pm EDT
July 1, 2022 Contractors begin PY 2022

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

All questions about the RFP or review process must be submitted in writing no later than 4pm EDT, March 18, 2022. All questions will be responded to in writing and published on https://www.northeasternwdb.org/news/ by 4:00pm EDT on March 23, 2022. Bidders may submit their questions between the dates of March 14, 2022 and March 18, 2022 by 4:00pm EDT to Joanna Russell, Executive Director, NWDB (JRussell@northeasternwdb.org). No questions will be accepted after the time designated above.

Proposals are due April 8, 2022 by 4:00pm EDT.

Throughout the entire RFP schedule, no Northeastern Workforce Development Board member, NWDB staff, or Chief Elected Official from the region may be sought out for advice or assistance. Such communication will constitute grounds for eliminating a proposal submission from consideration. However, bidders may submit logistical or technical questions to JRussell@northeasternwdb.org if related to the RFP itself or proposal submission.

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

WIOA Youth Program RFP

WIOA Youth Program Questions and Answers March 22, 2022

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