RFP – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
- Page 12, Funding levels – do the figures listed ($1,100,000 Ad/DW, $550,000 Y) include participant costs or will additional funding be provided to support direct participant training expenditures?
The funding levels referenced on page 12 of the RFP include participant training costs and supportive services costs. We will not know the precise WIOA allocation amounts for PY23 until we receive preliminary allocations in Spring 2023. For your reference, our PY22 WIOA allocations are as follows:
- Adult/DW – $1.5M
- Youth – $780K
In addition, Workforce Partnership frequently has other non-WIOA workforce development funds that can help support training and supportive services costs. At this time, however, Workforce Partnership does not yet know whether and how much additional non-WIOA funding it will have for PY23.
- Page 24, Training Expenditure Requirement – is the provider able to include staff wages/benefits as part of training-related expenditures or does LAIII only consider direct participant expenditures for achieving this benchmark?
The State of Kansas’ 40% training expenditure requirement does not allow staff wages or benefits to be included as part of training expenditures. Attached is a link to Workforce Partnership’s LWDB current Training Policy which details what may be included in the calculation. Training Expenditure Policy-Approved 3-22-22.
- RFP Attachment A says “For which workforce system roles are you submitting a proposal (check all that apply)?” Can we submit a single proposal package that includes multiple roles (i.e. Adult and Dislocated Worker and Youth programs) or does each role require a completely separate proposal package?
Applicants should submit separate and complete proposal packages for each workforce system role for which they are applying.
- Regarding RFP Attachment B: May we insert a table into Attachment B for the Proposed Project Budget using the same Cost Items listed in the RFP?
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Chief Elected Officials Board and Local Workforce Development Board of Kansas Local Area III are issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to provide One-Stop Operator, Adult/Dislocated Worker Program Operator and Youth Operator services under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for the Program Year beginning July 1, 2023. The boards are seeking providers to provide services in Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
RFP packages are available beginning October 21, 2022 on Workforce Partnership’s website at: http://www.workforcepartnership.com/public-notices/. To request an RFP package including all specifications, contact Workforce Partnership by email at WIB@workforcepartnership.com or by telephone at (913) 577-5922; or write to Workforce Partnership, 8535 Bluejacket Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214.
A virtual pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 4, 2022 via Zoom. Please email WIB@workforcepartnership.com or telephone our administrative assistant at (913) 577-5922 to R.S.V.P. for the pre-bid conference and receive the Zoom link. Participation in the conference is required for any organization desiring to submit a proposal. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in writing in advance of the conference to the above email address.
All proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time, November 30, 2022 (please consult the RFP for submission details). The board welcomes all interested organizations to submit proposals. Link to the RFP is below.
Dynamic Workforce Solutions (“DWFS”) was selected as the One Stop Operator, the Adult/Dislocated Worker Program Contractor and the Youth Program Contractor through a competitive bidding process which took place in November 2018 – March 2019. DWFS’ contract term begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2023.