Work Ethic Certification - Region Q Workforce Investment

Report
REGION Q
Request for Proposals
Bidders’ Conference
Workforce Investment Act Title 1
Younger & Older Youth
Year Round Youth Programs & Services
Program Year 2007
March 29, 2007
9:00 A.M.
Agenda
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Welcome & Purpose
Region Q Websites
Overview of Request for Proposal
Performance Standards
Financial Information
Important Dates
Questions and Answers
Region Q Websites
www.regionqwdb.org
www.regionqyouthatwork.org
Overview of RFP
Funding Period


July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008
Possible Extension of Contract - 1 Year
Five County Region
BEAUFORT
BERTIE
HERTFORD
MARTIN
PITT
PURPOSE OF RFP
• The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to
solicit competitive proposals for the operation of the
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Youth Services in
one or more of the following counties of the Region Q
Workforce Investment Consortium: Beaufort, Bertie,
Hertford, Martin and Pitt Counties. Any governmental,
educational, community-based organization or non-profit
agency engaged in public service; or any private-for-profit
agency may apply. Each entity proposing to provide the
employment and training services as prescribed by this
RFP, must do so as an individual company or agency, and
be prepared to either provide the services directly or
establish an agreement with the appropriate provider(s) of
the services.
PURPOSE OF RFP
• Proposals are being solicited for services for eligible In-School
and Out-of-School Youth. WIA requires that a minimum of 30
percent of a local area’s WIA youth funds be allocated to outof-school youth programs. However, the Region Q Workforce
Investment Consortium is placing additional emphasis on Outof-School youth and requires that a minimum of 60 percent of
the WIA youth funds be spent on out-of-school youth.
Successful bidders will be responsible for ensuring that all
WIA Youth required services are provided to every WIAenrolled youth and that all ten of the WIA youth program
elements are accessible to all enrolled youth as needed, when
needed.
PURPOSE OF RFP
• While eligibility as well as program content and
elements apply to both in-school and out-of-school
youth, WIA creates distinctions between these two
populations by creating separate funding streams, as
well as by differentiating performance outcomes by
age, funding, outcomes and in-school versus out-ofschool program design. Therefore bidders must be
aware of the relationships between ages, funding
streams, outcomes, in-school versus out-of-school
program design when describing comprehensive
system program vision.
ONE-STOP DELIVERY SYSTEM
• Workforce Investment Act Interim Final Rules were published by the US
Department of Labor in the August 11, 2000 Federal Register and are available
on the internet at: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/. On the right side of the
page, review the column and locate “Laws and Regs.” Clicking on Laws and
Regs will take the viewer to Workforce Investment Act Interim Final Rules.
• The WDB, in partnership with the workforce development agencies, has
developed a system of comprehensive JobLink Career Centers in the five-county
region. The system design currently includes five (5) full-service JobLink Career
Centers and 3 JobLink Information Sites. Region Q requires that all youth
contractors operate from the applicable JobLink Career Center or in close
proximity if space is not available in the applicable Center. Bidders are expected
to meet with the applicable JobLink Center lead agency/operator to discuss
provisions for shared space, and costs for this should be reflected in the bidder’s
proposal. A letter of agreement from the JobLink Center Manager per
coordinated services and physical space commitments must also be included in
this proposal.
IN-SCHOOL YOUTH
IN-SCHOOL YOUTH (ISY)
The Workforce Investment Act defines an inschool youth (ISY) as a young person who
– has not received a high school diploma or its
recognized equivalent (GED) and
– is attending school (including alternative
secondary school) at the time of WIA registration.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH
Out-Of-School Youth (OSY)\
The Workforce Investment Act defines an out-ofschool youth (OSY) as a young person who:
– Is a school dropout, or
– Has a high-school diploma or GED, but is basicskills deficient, unemployed or underemployed.
YOUNGER YOUTH
YOUNGER YOUTH
AGE 14-18 YEARS OF AGE
OLDER YOUTH
OLDER YOUTH
AGE 19 – 21 YEARS OF AGE
Required Services
1. Outreach, Recruitment and Orientation
2. Eligibility Determination and
Registration
3. Objective Assessment
4. Individual Employment Plan (IEP)
5. Case Management
6. Referral
COLLABORATION
Employer Connections
The Region Q Workforce Development Consortium seeks an increase in
career development experiences that demonstrate meaningful employer
involvement. Many youth programs have built connections to a wide range of
local employers. Youth are placed in subsidized summer jobs or internships
with area businesses and community based organizations, while other
employers participate as job-shadow hosts and mentors for young people.
However, few initiatives exist to engage specific employers in comprehensive
youth-serving partnerships – i.e. partnerships that use employer resources to
support youth as they explore or progress upon a career pathway. Bidders
should include innovative, sustainable employer partnerships in their WIA
Youth program implementation plan. These connections must lead to
increased youth placements in employment and post secondary education as
well as meaningful exposure to the world of work with measurable skill
gains. These experiences must be increasingly challenging over the course of
a given youth’s participation and be linked to recognized career pathways.
COLLABORATION
Target Diverse Population of Youth
when Designing Programs
Examples may include, but not be limited to, the
following: a blend of in-school and out-of-school
youth working together on common projects and
experiences; older youth mentoring younger youth
within a given program; a racially and ethnically
diverse group of youth participating in a learning
center; disabled youth working together with nondisabled peers. Diversity enriches programming,
youth experience, and encourages peer development,
understanding, and mutual awareness and respect.
COLLABORATION
Leveraged Funding and Service Coordination
Bidders will leverage community resources to create
a seamless network of services that are easily
accessible and relevant to youth. To have a
meaningful impact on the quality and breadth of the
youth services system, Bidders must be able to draw
upon a resource base that extends beyond WIA
funding. Bidders should describe connections to other
funding sources that will benefit participants and
increase the cost effectiveness of federal funds.
COLLABORATION
Collaboration and Partnerships
Proposals are sought that demonstrates how partnership and
community involvement will be used to meet the WIA youth
program goals. Involving the local community means developing
real partnerships among local schools, community college level,
community based and faith based organizations, private sector
employers and members of the community. Bidders are
encouraged to leverage resources from partnerships and use them
in development and implementation of the program. Key to
providing comprehensive and improved services to more young
people is the ability to leverage and coordinate a wide range of
funding and community resources to provide quality youth
opportunities. Collaboration and leveraging partnerships can meet
service gaps, reach more young people, and use resources more
efficiently.
COLLABORATION
Skill Development
Successful proposals will clearly emphasize the
development of skills, knowledge and competencies
that prepare youth for jobs and careers. Proposals
should strongly link academic and occupational
learning. Key strategies the Youth Committee is
looking for in this area are linkages to apprenticeships
and pre-apprenticeships, occupational skills training,
OJT (On-the-Job Training), employers, transitional
services and attainment of academic credit and
credentials, which include work readiness certificates
that lead to employment.
Ten WIA Required Elements
1. Tutoring
2. Alternative Secondary School Offerings
3. Summer Employment Opportunities
4. Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences
5. Occupational Skills Training
6. Leadership Development Opportunities
7. Supportive Services
8. Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
9. Adult Mentoring
10. Follow-up Services
Performance Measures
Younger Youth 14 – 18 Years Old
Skill Attainment
Diploma Attainment
Retention
Older Youth Ages 19-21 Years Old
Entered Employment Rate
Employment Retention Rate
Earnings Change
Credential Rate
Region Q Workforce Investment Consortium
Program Year 2006
Youth Program Performance Goals
2006
Performance Standard
Goal
Older Youth Entered Employment Rate
75.56%
Older Youth Retention Rate
85.00%
Older Youth Earnings Change
$ 3,200.00
Older Youth Credential Rate
44.37%
Younger Youth Skill Attainment Rate
69.00%
Younger Youth Diploma Rate
70.95%
Younger Youth Retention Rate
74.03%
Participant Customer Satisfaction Rate
82.00%
Employer Customer Satisfaction Rate
80.00%
The 2006 WIA Performance Goals for Region Q Youth
are given as a guideline. Region Q has not received
Performance Goals for PY 2007.
Note:
Performance goals are pending WIA reauthorization
and the implementation of Common Measures. All
Region Q Operators are expected to exceed
performance goals.
Common Measures proposed to be implemented:
Youth Measures:Placement in Employment or Education
Attainment of a Degree or Certificate
Literacy or Numeracy gains
Financial Information
Cost Reimbursement Contract
• Contract Extension
• Budget Plan
Youth
PY 06
Total Program Allocation
(Includes Initial Program Award and Carryover)
Beaufort
Bertie
Hertford
Martin
Pitt
$ 323,993
$ 248,114
$ 244,205
$ 295,426
$ 246,091
WIA BUDGET SHEETS
• IN-SCHOOL BUDGET
• OUT-OF-SCHOOL BUDGET
Proposal Instructions
Submit proposals no later than
4:00 p.m. EDT on April 20, 2007
to the Region Q Local Area Office.
www.time.gov -EST
Proposals must include:
Page Numbers
(1) One copy labeled “Original”
(5) Five additional copies of RFP
Submitted in 3-ring binder
Completion of all forms
Proposal Format and Required Forms in Order
Proposal Format & Required Forms
•
•
•
•
•
2007 WIA RESPONSE PACKAGE COVER SHEET - Complete the
information and indicate the type of activities proposed and funds
requested, counties, and number of participants to be served,
performance outcomes, and budget. The Response Package Cover
Sheet Page must be completed entirely and Notarized.
PROGRAM – PROPOSAL NARRATIVE RESPONSE SECTION– This
portion of the bid should give reviewers a detailed and clear picture of the
design of the program, the anticipated outcomes, and the capability of the
offeror to deliver the proposed services. Proposers should follow the
alphabetical and numerical sequence of the attached format. If a section
does not apply, write “N/A” or “Does not apply” by the respective section.
Responses to questions should be typed under each question. and follow
the alphabetical and numerical sequence.
PROGAM AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SECTION –
BUDGET – Complete the Budget Summary and supporting worksheets
for all costs required to implement the program design. If there is no
answer, please indicate N/A or zero (0).
JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND RESUMES – A Job Description – Workforce
Investment Act form must be completed for each position funded by WIA
Youth Funds.
Proposal Format & Required Forms
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
ASSURANCES & CERTIFICATION
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NON-DISCRIMINATION (Complete form)
LA CODE OF CONDUCT/CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Requires signature of
authorized representative & date. This form has to be completed by all WIA funded
staff and submitted to the Local Area.
LA GENERAL ASSURANCES & CERTIFICATION FORM - Requires signature of
authorized representative & date. Notary Required.
CERTIFICATE REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, INELIGIBILITY AND
VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION LOWER TIER COVERED TRANSACTIONS - Requires
signature of authorized representative & date.
STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE FORM - Requires signature of authorized
representative & date. Notary required.
DRUG FREE CERTIFICATION - Requires signature of authorized representative &
date. )
ASSURANCES NON-CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS - Requires signature of
authorized representative & date.
COPELAND ACT CERTIFICATION - Requires signature of authorized
representative & date.
Proposal Format & Required Forms
• OTHER – ATTACH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Federal ID Number
Financial Statement and Copy of last audit
Agency Grievance Procedures
Copy of Bond Coverage (or explanation of planned coverage if an
award is made)
Current Organization Chart
Charter and Bylaws of Organization, attach list of Current Board
Members
Cost Allocation Plan (if applicable, provide a copy of the agency
Indirect Cost Plan)
Letter of agreement from the JobLink Center Manager indicating
coordinated services and physical space commitments .
Mark Your Calendars
Proposals Due
Friday, April 20, 2007 by 4:00 p.m. EDT
Proposals will not be accepted after 4:00 pm.,
on Friday, April 20, 2007.
 www.time.gov - EST
 Contract Awards: May 09, 2007
 Program Year Starts: July 1, 2007
REMEMBER…….
AFTER THE BIDDERS’ CONFERENCE,
STAFF WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANY
QUESTIONS ASKED IN WRITING,
PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE!
QUESTIONS
AND
ANSWERS
REGION Q WORKFORCE
INVESTMENT CONSORTIUM
Region Q Workforce Investment Consortium is an Equal
Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for
individuals with disabilities

similar documents