Deadline: September 30, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. CST

The purpose of this solicitation is to select an organization to be the operator for the One-Stop Career Center system and deliver WIOA career services to Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth in the Thirteen counties that make up the Central AlabamaWorks! Local Workforce Development Area. The chief role of the One-Stop Operator is to coordinate the service delivery of required one-stop partners and service providers. It is the intention of the Alabama Department of Commerce, Workforce Development Division to award a subgrant to the responsive proposer, which best meets all the requirements and qualifications as outlined in the Program Descriptions (Section V) beginning on page 10 of this RFP. WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Career Center Services are currently provided by the Alabama Department of Labor staff through a subgrant with the Alabama Department of Labor.

The funds available for services solicited by this RFP are appropriated under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It is anticipated that the contract awarded through this RFP will be a cost-reimbursement contract with a state agency as required by the WIOA. For-profit businesses responding to the RFP are allowed a “reasonable” profit that will be separately negotiated as required by federal guidelines.

Eligible respondents may include:

  • For-profit organizations;
  • Non-profit organizations;
  • Faith-based organizations;
  • Community-based organizations;
  • Public agencies; or,
  • A collaboration between these organizations.

The Alabama Department of Commerce, Workforce Development Division, encourages the participation of respondents who are certified as small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women’s business enterprises whenever possible. The Alabama Department of Commerce, Workforce Development Division, is committed to Equal Opportunity in its contracting process.

A consortium, joint venture, or collaboration of organizations with complementary skills and experience is permitted to respond to this RFP; however, the proposal must clearly demonstrate that all contractual responsibility rests with one legal entity serving as the agent of record. The agent of record is responsible for required documentation.

Organizations that have not previously been awarded a WIOA or WIA contract, but have managed other Federal, State, or local funds to deliver a similar program design are encouraged to apply.

This RFP contains the requirements that respondents must meet in order to submit a responsive proposal.

Successful respondents will serve as sub-recipients of WIOA funds administered by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) and the Alabama Department of Commerce, Workforce Development Division.

View and download the full RFP below.