Issued: October 16, 2020

Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. (BCREB)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

RFP #2020-01
ONE STOP CAREER CENTER OPERATIONS/SERVICE PROVIDER

The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. (BCREB) doing business as the MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board and Chief Elected Official (CEO) are seeking proposals from experienced organizations to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to include career center operations/services to adults, dislocated workers, and youth within the 32 County communities in the Berkshire Workforce Development Area. The provision of these services is to be funded by WIOA, Title I, Public Law 113-128, which began July 1, 2015 and is authorized as workforce law at the federal level through September 2020. Services must, at minimum, include WIOA goals and reference to related shared partner services, and must be delivered in an integrated model. A copy of the WIOA regulations is available at https://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/

Workforce development organizations with or without previous experience as a contractor are encouraged to submit proposals. Services offered shall be delivered through a One Stop Delivery system that provides access to citizens across Berkshire County, while still maintaining a goal of operational efficiency and cost effectiveness. The BCREB seeks to award a one year contract renewable for an additional three years, assuming satisfactory performance. All proposals must be submitted no later than 12:00 (noon) p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. A Bidders Conference will be held virtually on November 5, 2020 at 10am by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEude6spzkoGNW4NYt7oQaftGQqvPHbKrwO

All relevant RFP materials will be available on line only.  The answers to technical questions raised in the Bidders Conference or emailed to Heather@MassHireBerkshire.com by that date will be posted on the https://www.masshireberkshire.com website.

A mandatory Letter of Intent to Bid is due November 19, 2020 (see RFP). The RFP explaining what is requested, who is eligible to apply, and how to apply is attached and also available at https://masshireberkshire.com/about/governance-downloads/

All questions relating to the RFP must be emailed to Heather@MassHireBerkshire.com or mailed to WIOA Selection Committee, MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board, 66 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. No phone calls or voice messages will be accepted.

Thank you for your interest

One-Stop Career Center RFP One Stop 10-20  – Due December 2, 2020
RFP Q&As and Corrections will be listed here: 10.32.20 Q&As – RFP Q&As 10.23.20
Questions and Answers will be listed here (updated weekly until November 25, 2020)
Mandatory Letter of Intent Form 2020 – due November 19, 2020
RFP Attachments 10-20(word format)

RFP Budget (excel)

Bidder’s Conference information will be listed here:

All questions relating to this RFP must be emailed to Heather@MassHireBerkshire.com or mailed to WIOA Selection Committee, MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board, 66 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. No phone calls or voice messages will be accepted. Thank you.