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Request for Qualifications and Quotes

Introduction

Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) is the local workforce development board in Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties. We bridge the gap between workers, community organizations, and employers to build a robust workforce pipeline and ensure economic vitality across the region. Willamette Workforce Partnership champions a comprehensive, collaborative, system-wide approach and actively pursues investments in workforce development as a vital component of a strong economy. We oversee workforce services for individuals and businesses to ensure they are reliable, high-quality, and exceed customer expectations. 

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications and Quotations (RFQQ) is to build a strong pool of training providers in the Willamette region that WWP can work with over the next year to deliver training focused on skills needed for targeted positions which are occupations that are full-time and earn $17.00/hour or more. Willamette Workforce Partnership is seeking qualified organizations or entities to provide: 

  1. Employer-driven, rapid reskill-upskill training delivered to cohorts of participants. Training will result in participants receiving industry-recognized certificates and credentials and entering a targeted position within one of the following targeted sectors: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, Technology, Hospitality; and/or
  2. Employer-driven, rapid reskill-upskill training that is delivered to cohorts of participants with identified barriers to employment, known as priority populations, as outlined in this application. Training will result in participants receiving industry-recognized certificates and credentials and entering a targeted position as identified within the application. 
Cohort training resulting from the application will occur between July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.  We anticipate funding multiple providers and training cohorts during this period, and the total funding that may be awarded is not yet established. There is no set limit to the amount that may be requested per training; however, WWP cannot go into contract with award amounts larger than $249,999 and budgets will be assessed based on reasonable cost comparisons, with the awareness that costs will vary between training programs. Because training contracts will be funded by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Workforce Investments, all training providers must be eligible to receive training contracts as outlined in WWP's proposed modified local plan (ORS 600.327). Additionally, ideal respondents will demonstrate previous success in providing training to one or more of the following priority populations:
  • Communities of color,
  • Women,
  • Individuals who receive food assistance, known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
  • Individuals re-entering society from incarceration,
  • Individuals currently incarcerated, 
  • Individuals with low income, 
  • Older workers aged 55 or over, 
  • Refugees and eligible immigrant populations, including seasonal farmworkers,
  • English Language Learners,
  • Veterans,
  • Members of Oregon's nine federally recognized Indian tribes,
  • Individuals with disabilities,
  • Individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community,
  • Individuals from rural communities

The training providers’ primary focus will be recruitment, training participants, connecting participants to workforce support resources, and employment.  Workforce support includes referring participants to staffing agencies for payment during training and referring participants who identify as needing additional resources, such as transportation assistance (bus passes or gas cards), clothing, child care payment assistance, and/or rental assistance to the local Willamette WorkSource office. WWP will provide all training providers with a staffing agency and WorkSource Willamette point-of-contact. 

This application should take approximately 25 minutes to complete. You can save your application by clicking the "save and continue" button at the top right-hand corner of your screen. 

If you run into any issues or have comments, please contact Ami Maceira at amaceira@willwp.org. 

​​​​​​Willamette Workforce Partnership is an equal opportunity program/employer. Language assistance is available to individuals with limited English proficiency free of cost. Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Oregon Relay 1-800-735-2900. Willamette Workforce Partnership es un programa/empleador que respeta la igualdad de oportunidades. Hay asistencia de idiomas para personas con conocimiento limitado del inglés sin costo y servicios auxiliares disponibles a pedido para discapacidades. Oregón Relay 1-800-735-2900.  This application is screen reader compatible.

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