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PUBLIC NOTICE: Solicitation for Youth Service Providers 2014-2016

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:20pm

Solicitation for Youth Service Providers
Workforce Resource, Inc. (WRI), on behalf of the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and its Regional Youth Council, is soliciting applications for providers of service for economically disadvantaged youth in compliance with procurement requirements of the federal Workforce Investment Act and the WI Department of Workforce Development. This solicitation covers the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area consisting of Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties. This solicitation is a republication of the notice intended to provide an open and competitive vendor selection listing for West Central Wisconsin youth service providers for the period July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016.
Youth services under this solicitation are provided in accordance with the federal Workforce Investment Act, as determined by individual youth service strategies for eligible youth who are selected and assessed for service need by Workforce Resource, Inc. (WRI). Based on those assessed needs, appropriateness and availability of service, WRI will provide these youth access to the following program elements:
• Occupational Skill Training
• Tutoring, Study Skills Training and Instruction leading to
completion of secondary school including dropout
prevention strategies
• Mentoring
• Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
• Leadership Development Activities
• Alternative Secondary School Relationships
The purpose of this service registry is to provide a vendor listing from which Workforce Resource may select service providers based on qualifications, appropriateness, service accessibility, cost and performance. Services may be provided by qualified individuals, organizations or businesses on a cost or no cost basis Vendors seeking consideration as providers of these services may apply for consideration throughout this time period, as Workforce Resource is seeking to provide access to the most accessible, comprehensive set of services possible for those youth in need of such services.
Respondents to this solicitation may be contacted for further information and may be asked to participate in further competitive processes in order to be selected as a service provider. In that actual selection is based on competitive, comparative analysis aligned with the specific needs of individual youth, inclusion in the registry provides no explicit or implied commitment to be selected as a service provider for any particular individual or group of individual youth program participants. Final selection is the purview of Workforce Resource, Inc., the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and/or the Regional Youth Council.
If interested in being considered as a provider of one or more of the above referenced youth service elements in any part or all of the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area, please register through Service Provider Registration feature on the Workforce Resource, Inc. web-page at www.workforceresource.org. If unable to access this web-page or if you have questions or require assistance, contact the Youth Service Procurement Coordinator at (715) 232-7380 ext. 1411 or Workforce Resource, Inc., 401 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI 54751. Workforce Resource is an Equal Opportunity service provider.
____________________________________ (Pub. 06/18/14) WNAXLP


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