Contracting Office Address
Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration, Job Corps Philadelphia Region, The Curtis Center, Suite 815, 170 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106-3315
Sources Sought Notice for Request for Information (RFI) Number 1630J2-18-SS-PA OA. The government reserves the right to compete any acquisition resulting from this notice. This sources sought notice is for planning purposes only and does not commit the Government to pay for the information requested, issue a solicitation, or award a contract. No solicitation document exists at this time. A determination by the Government to proceed with the acquisition as a set-aside is within the discretion of the Government. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. The United States Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration is conducting market research for the upcoming procurement requirement for the operation of Pennsylvania Outreach & Admissions (OA). The NAICS Code is 541611, with a size standard of $15.0 M. It is anticipated that a firm, fixed-price type contract with a one-year base period, plus four one-year options periods, will be awarded. Job Corps is a national residential training and employment program administered by the Department of Labor to address the multiple barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged and at-risk youth throughout the United States. Job Corps provides educational and career technical skills training and support services. The unique combination of services provided in the Job Corps is intended to better prepare youth to obtain and hold gainful employment, pursue further education or training, or satisfy entrance requirements for careers in the Armed Forces. The Job Corps OA procurements will involve the management and operation of Pennsylvania OA. Contractors will be expected to provide all material, services, and necessary personnel to operate this OA as set forth in Title 1, Subtitle C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Please note that beginning July 1, 2015, contractors will be expected to provide all material, services, and necessary personnel to operate this OA as set forth Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and authorizes the Job Corps. Contractors are also required to comply with the Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook (PRH). The PRH is available at http://jobcorps.dol.gov. For Outreach & Admissions, the contractor will provide: 1. Trained professional staff; 2. Integration with local workforce development systems; and 3. Project oversight, financial and project management OA: 1. Outreach to local communities about the Job Corps Program; 2. Recruitment to eligible youth in assigned geographical areas; 3. Information to eligible applicants about the Job Corps Program; 4. Eligibility screening and application processing for Job Corps enrollment; and 5. Enrollment, assignment and arrival of a specified number of Job Corps eligible youth to centers as assigned by the contract. Capabilities Requirements 1. Describe your organizations experience conducting outreach and admissions services to attract participants to the program, screen for eligibility and arrange for admission placement in the program. 2. Describe the strong fiscal controls your organization has in place to ensure proper accounting of Federal funds, and a description of how your organization will meet the requirements of section 159(a). Section 159(a) requires contractors to maintain a financial management information system that will provide-- accurate, complete, and current disclosures of the costs of Job Corps operations; and sufficient data for the effective evaluation of activities carried out through the Job Corps program. In addition, Section 159(a) requires each operator to maintain funds received in accounts in a manner that ensures timely and accurate reporting as required by the Secretary of Labor. Section 159(a) also requires that center operators remain fiscally responsible and control costs, regardless of whether the funds made available for Job Corps centers are incrementally increased or decreased between fiscal years. 3. Describe your organizational experience conducting outreach and admissions services that reflected the local labor market conditions of the programs location(s) and the workforce investment plans of the state of the programs locations. Describe your experience taking part in the local workforce investment system in the programs locale. 4. Describe your organizations infrastructure for corporate oversight and support and management/corporate services. All interested parties are invited to submit in writing, by the closing date indicated below for receipt of responses, a package entitled "Statement of Qualifications / Capabilities Statement" (which must include the contractors indication of their ability to fulfill requirements). The Statement of Qualifications / Capabilities Statement package must be transmitted under a cover letter. The response must be specific to each of the capability requirements listed above. The submittals shall not exceed 5 pages, TOTAL. The capabilities statement package must be transmitted under a cover letter and must cite the following information at a minimum: 1. Response to RFI Number 1630J2-18-SS-PA OA 2. Company Name, Address, and Company Point of Contact 3. DUNS Number 4. Business Size Standard/Classification and socio-economic status, if applicable 5. NAICS code certifications The closing date for the receipt of responses is Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Send your responses to Emily Giardino at: Giardino.Emily.M@dol.gov. PLEASE NOTE, THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL MUST STATE: "Response to Sources Sought Notice 1630J2-18-SS-PA OA." No questions in connection with this notice will be accepted. Only submit responses to the Qualifications and Capabilities requirements provided above.
Original Point of Contact
POC Emily M. Giardino, Phone: 2158615226, Nathan A. Quinn, Phone: 2158615231
Place of Performance
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