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Request for Written Proposals for American Job Center One-Stop Operator and Career Services for LWDA 2

Smoky Mountains Workforce Area Board of Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA) 2, in Morristown, TN, is seeking proposals for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) One-Stop Operator and Career Services.  The purpose of this RFP is to identify and fund an entity to coordinate service delivery of the required One-Stop American Job Centers (AJCs) partners and service providers in the four AJCs in the local area (Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier and Union Counties) or Local Workforce Development Area 2.

The RFP describes the types of services required under the contract, including overseeing centers, center certification, evaluating performance, evaluating customer experiences, coordination of partner programs, serving as a liaison to the Workforce Board, and others.  Each bidder must use its best business expertise to assess the ability to provide all the listed services.

All parties interested in submitting a proposal can see the full proposal at www.smokymtnjobs.org  or may request the RFP by contacting Mary Brady at mary.brady@ws.edu, or by phone at 423.587.7034.  Written copies can also be viewed at the Center for Workforce Development on the Walters State Campus in Morristown, TN at 500 S. Davy Crockett Parkway, Room 242 in Jack E. Campbell College Center.

Proposals must be received by 3:00 p.m. on June 13, 2017.  Proposals may be submitted by email to wioa.cwd@ws.edu or may be hand delivered to the Center for Workforce Development.

Proposal will be ranked on the basis of responsiveness to the requirements of the RFP.

Anticipated date of contract award is on or about July 1, 2017.