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RFP Archives 2016:

Website Redesign RFP
Sector Center RFP
 
One Stop RFP 
Value Stream Mapping Consultant RFP
Career Opportunities in Retail: Workforce Board Collaborative RFP

RFP Archives 2015:

Opportunity Youth Trainer RFP
On The Job Training (OJT) Programs RFP
2015 WIOA Out of School Youth RFP
WIA Requests for Proposals for Training Assessment Review Agency (TARA) 
WIA Requests for Proposals for Program Year 2012
Systems Requirements Contractor RFQ - Integrated Workforce Information System
Evaluation RFQ - Integrated Workforce Information System

Summer Jobs and Beyond

Deadline for proposals is Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4pm

On May 20th, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor awarded The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) a grant to implement the Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth – an employment program designed to provide year-long opportunities for young people, ages 16-24, who participated in One Summer Chicago. The Partnership seeks qualified delegate agencies that can deliver an employment training and job placement program to a total of 300 participants. If your organization is interested please respond to: SummerJobsandBeyond@workforceboard.org

Career Opportunities in Retail: Workforce Board Collaborative

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for local workforce development boards (LWDBs) to institute and operate retail sector strategies in their region. Successful applicants will join a new national network committed to improving career opportunities in retail. Federally designated local workforce development boards are the only entities eligible for this opportunity.

Deadline for Proposals was extended until 4:00pm (Central Time) on Febrauary 5, 2016.

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation from informational webinars on January 6 and 13.

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Click here for questions and answers regarding the RFP

 

Opportunity Youth Trainer RFP

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The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership solicits proposals for an Opportunity Youth Instructor Consultant. The instructor will be expected to deliver the approved curriculum to a total of 250 Opportunity Youth over a 12 month period beginning early November 2015.


Proposals are due by 4:00pm October 29, 2015. All questions must be submitted by October 22, 2015. Click here for Opportunity Youth Trainer RFP

Deadline for RFP has been extended to November 4th

 

On The Job Training (OJT) Programs RFP

Download Expanding Utilization of On The Job Training (OJT) Programs RFP

FAQ - Click here to see frequently asked questions

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership solicits proposals for consulting services to Expand the Utilization of On-the-Job Training (OJT). The initial deadline for proposals was February 18, but due to a low number of bidders, the deadline has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2015 at 4pm Central Time.
In addition to the new deadline for submissions, there are three other notable changes to the RFP. Please see the RFP details.
  • Budget limit
  • Project dates
  • Guideline for bidders wishing to further sub-contract portions of the work.
To those who previously submitted a proposal in response to this RFP: Your proposal will be reviewed along with all others received by this new deadline. If you wish to amend any portions of your proposals in response to the RFP changes listed above, you may submit a revised proposal that will be reviewed instead.

 

2015 WIOA Out of School Youth RFP

Download 2015 WIOA Out of School Youth RFP

The following documents are required forms for the Youth RFP

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Submittal Procedure

To be considered for funding, applicants must submit one (1) paper original and four (4) legible paper copies of the completed response to this RFP. All proposals must be submitted in both electronic and paper form, according to the following rules.

  • One original and four copies must be submitted for each proposal. ?
  • The original copy must contain original signatures in blue ink signed by the President, CEO or equivalent person with legal signature authority of the ?organization and marked “Original.” ?
  • A maximum of 30 pages excluding the Executive Summary and Attachments ?
  • 8 1/2 x 11 letter size paper ?
  • Single-sided printing ?
  • Numbered Pages ?
  • One inch margins ?
  • Double-spaced ?
  • 12-point font ?
  • Bind on the left side with a 2 hole punch and a sliding clasp. ?
  • Proposals must be submitted on a USB flash drive with Executive Summary and ?question responses saved as a MS Word file with the fiscal and budget documents saved as a MS Excel file. The outside of each envelope or package should be labeled according to the following guide: ?

Proposal for WIOA Out Of School Affiliate Program

  • Date of Submission: ?
  • Name of Respondent:
  • Package ___ of ___ ?

Delivered to:

Illona Sheffey-Rawlings, CAO/General Counsel
c/o The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
69 W. Washington, Suite 2860?
Chicago, IL 60602 ?

Completed RFP responses must be submitted by Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. CST). Proposals received after this date and time are late and will not be accepted.

Proposals will not be accepted via fax transmittal.

 

WIA Requests for Proposals for Training Assessment Review Agency (TARA)

Funding Period: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 

Responses Due: Wednesday, May 1 - 4:00pm (CST) 

Presubmittal Conference: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room CL-115 (Conference Level in the Pedway below the Center) 

Send all questions to: tararfp@workforceboard.org 

Responses to questions from respondents: TARA Provider Questions by Topic 

Powerpoint presentation: WIA Exit Policy - Youth Focused 
Powerpoint presentation: WIA Exit Policy - 1A/1D Focused 

Full RFP Package: TARA RFP with Attachments 
TARA Public Notice 
Attachment A - Agency Cover Sheet 
Attachment B - TARA Budget Summary 
Attachment C - TARA Budget Summary Instructions 
Attachment D - Agency Declaration

 

WIA Requests for Proposals for Program Year 2012

*** View Questions and Answers about these RFPs

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is pleased to issue the following Requests for Proposals for the remainder of Program Year 2012. Funding is available for the following services: Comprehensive Workforce Centers (Adult & Dislocated Workers), Sector Centers, Affiliates (Adult & Dislocated Workers), Youth-In and Out-of-School, Bridge Programs, and Business Intermediary Services. All qualified entities are encouraged to apply after thoroughly reviewing the requirements.

Informational Session Presentations

For those interested in providing services for:

  • Comprehensive Workforce Center (WIA 1-A and 1-D)
  • Sector Center
  • Affiliate Center
  • In-School or Out-of-School Youth
  • Bridge Programs

The Partnership held an informational session on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. View the presentations from the session: 

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership WIA Pre-Submittal Conference

For those interested in providing services for:

  • Business Intermediary Services

The Partnership held an informational session on Thursday, October 11, 2012. View the presentation from the session: 

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Business Intermediary Services WIA Pre-Submittal Conference

Questions?

We look forward to identifying partners that will enable us to ensure the effective delivery of employment and training services to City of Chicago and Cook County residents. If you have specific questions related to a RFP, please submit your questions to the email addresses provided below:

We will e-mail you a copy of any necessary documents if you are having difficulty downloading them. Be sure to view the FAQ.

Legal Notice – October 3, 2012

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership will hold the following public meetings regarding the Requests for Proposals:

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 - 1:00 - 3:00 
Location: Triton College 2000, Fifth Avenue, River Grove IL 60171, Robert Collins Center Auditorium (R Building) 
Topics: Adult, Dislocated & Youth Affiliates Bridge Programs Comprehensive Workforce Centers and Sector Centers

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - 1:00 - 3:00 
Location: Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Chicago IL 60602, Room CL-115 (Pedway) 
Topic: Business Intermediary Services

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) Workforce Center RFP and Related Attachments

Comprehensive Workforce Centers Complete Package (revised 10/12/2012) 
Attachments: 
Workforce Center Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Workforce Center Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Workforce Center Agency Information Form 
Workforce Center Agency Information Form 
The Partnership Budget Forms 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) Sector Center RFP and Related Attachments

The Partnership Sector Center Complete Package (revised 10/12/2012) 
Attachments: 
Sector Center Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Sector Center Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Sector Center Agency Information Form 
Sector Center Agency Information Form 
The Partnership Budget Forms 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) Affiliate RFP and Related Attachments

Adult and Dislocated Affiliates Complete Package (revised 10/12/2012) 
Attachments: 
Adult/Dislocated Worker Affiliate Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Adult/Dislocated Worker Affiliate Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Adult/Dislocated Worker Affiliate Agency Information Form 
Adult/Dislocated Worker Affiliate Agency Information Form 
The Partnership Budget Forms 
Budget Completion Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
Budget Completion Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
Budget Narrative Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
Budget Narrative Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) Youth-In and Out-of-School Services RFP and Related Attachments

Youth Affiliates Complete Package (revised 10/12/2012) 
Attachments: 
Youth Affiliate Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Youth Affiliate Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Youth Center Agency Information Form 
Youth Center Agency Information Form 
The Partnership Budget Forms - revised 10/17/2012 
Budget Completion Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
Budget Completion Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
Budget Narrative Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
Budget Narrative Instructions - revised 10/12/2012 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) Bridge Programs RFP and Related Attachments

The Partnership Bridge Programs Complete Package (revised 10/18/2012) 
Attachments: 
Bridge Program Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Bridge Program Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Bridge Program Agency Information Form 
Bridge Program Agency Information Form 
The Partnership Budget Forms 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) Business Intermediary RFP and Related Attachments

Business Intermediary Services Complete Package (revised 10/12/2012) 
Attachments: 
Business Intermediary Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Business Intermediary Application Checklist - revised 10/12/2012 
Business Intermediary Agency Information Form 
Business Intermediary Agency Information Form 
The Partnership Budget Forms 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Completion Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
Budget Narrative Instructions 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
The Partnership Agency Declaration Form 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Checklist 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Fiscal Questionnaire 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet 
Stand-In Contributions Worksheet 

All responses to the above WIA RFPs are due Wednesday, October 24, 2012, by 12:00pm (CST).

 

Systems Requirements Contractor RFQ - Integrated Workforce Information System

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is seeking a Systems Requirements Contract to develop the data requirements for an Integrated Workforce Information System (IWIS), incorporating input from providers, workforce advocates, public agencies and private funders. The Systems Requirement Contractor will also assist The Partnership in the selection and oversight of the Systems Development Contractor. The IWIS is being developed through a 3-year, $3 million Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the US Department of Labor. Responses are due by 4p.m. Central Time on October 5, 2012. All inquiries about the RFQ should be emailed to WIFRFP@workforceboard.org.

Download System Requirements Contractor RFQ

Download Form A – Agency Information Form

Download Form B – Vendor Information Form

System Requirements Contractor RFQ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are the updated Systems Requirements Contractor FAQs, compiling all the questions submitted via email or asked during the September 26, 2012 bidders’ webinar. Questions posed since the September 26th version of the FAQs are listed first. Also below are the presentation slides from the non-mandatory Systems Requirements Contractor bidders webinar held on September 26th.

Download IWIS Systems Requirement Contractor FAQs

Download SRC Bidders Webinar Presentation

 

Evaluation RFQ - Integrated Workforce Information System

 

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is seeking an evaluator to evaluate the development and implementation of an Integrated Workforce Information System (IWIS). The IWIS is being developed through a 3-year, $3 million Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the US Department of Labor. Responses are due by 4p.m. Central Time on September 28, 2012. All inquiries about the RFQ should be emailed to WIFRFP@workforceboard.org.

Download Evaluation RFQ

Download Form A Agency Information Form

Download Form B Vendor Application

Evaluation RFQ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following questions related to the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership’s (The Partnership’s) Integrated Workforce Information System (IWIS) Evaluation Request for Qualifications (RFQ) were submitted via email or asked during a September 18, 2012 bidders call. Questions posed since the September 18th version of the FAQs are listed first.

Download the Evaluation RFQ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)