Communications RFP

Opportunity Works

Working in conjunction with the Office of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) announces the release of funding for Opportunity Works, an initiative that will introduce young adults from suburban Cook County to careers in high-growth, high-demand sectors.  Various offices under the President, including Economic Development, Transportation and Highways, Technology and the Justice Advisory Council, are supporting the initiative. Businesses from the targeted sectors and workforce development service providers will provide internship placements and direct support to the Opportunity Works participants.

The purpose of this solicitation is to identify and fund organizations that will help employers develop their future workforce by creating opportunities for young adults in the region to engage in career exploration and paid internships.  This RFP describes the specific services and activities The Partnership seeks and sets forth application requirements for eligible service providers (“respondents”). The Partnership will evaluate all timely submitted proposals and competitively award contracts to those whose submissions are most responsive to the need for services described within the RFP.

Download complete RFP and supporting documents below: 

Supporting Documents for Opportunity Works RFP
Opportunity Works RFP Opportunity Works RFP Summary

A. Opportunity Works Respondent Form

B. Opportunity Works Planned Outcome Form

C. Opportunity Works Budget Narrative

D. Opportunity Works Budget Forms

Opportunity Works Bidder's PPT

E. Opportunity Works Fiscal Checklist

F. Opportunity Works Questionnaire

G. Opportunity Works Statement of Compliance Form 

H. Opportunity Works Assurances and Certification

Opportunity Works Eligible Communities doc.