The Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division (WDD) and Central AlabamaWorks Local Workforce Development Area Board are soliciting proposals through a Request for Proposals (RFP) for occupational youth services programs to serve out-of-school youth ages 16 – 24 (with barriers to employment as identified by WIOA) and in-school youth ages 16 – 21 in Pre-Apprentice or Registered Apprenticeship programs located within the thirteen counties of the Central Alabama Works! Local Area. Those counties are Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Russell and Tallapoosa. Youth programs will focus on educational attainment, work-based training opportunities and training linked to careers aligned with the skills needs of industries in this area. Proposals should target the industry sectors represented in their local service/target area and be documented in the proposal.
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. The Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division is committed to equal opportunity in its contracting process.
Proposal submissions must be delivered on or before October 31, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. CDT to the Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division Suite 380, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130, but it is recommended proposers submit proposal as soon as possible. Questions concerning the content of the RFP may be submitted via email to Tracey Smith at Tracey.Smith@commerce.alabama.gov. Responses to these questions will be posted on the Central AlabamaWorks! website.