Requests for Proposals
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Archived Requests for Proposals
Request for Proposals – RochesterWorks and the City of Rochester
2013 Project-Based Summer Work Experience for Youth Ages 14-15 and 16-20
Posted: February 14, 2013
Deadline for Submission: Tuesday March 12, 2013 – 4:00 p.m.
Bidders Conference: Tuesday February 19, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – Danforth Community Center, 200 West Avenue, Rochester, NY
Award Notification: by May 22, 2013
RochesterWorks! Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and the City of Rochester’s Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP) formally announce a joint effort to assist youth with summer jobs. This solicitation is a collaborative effort expected to help more than 600 youth ages 14-20 secure paid, structured work experience this summer. RochesterWorks anticipates receipt of funds approved by the New York State Governor and Legislature allocated for the purpose of Summer Youth Employment, and the City of Rochester anticipates funding to be received from its general operating fund and the New York State Department of Labor. Total funding for this solicitation is expected to equal $1,050,000.
RochesterWorks and the City of Rochester seek community partners to deliver structured project-based paid summer work experiences for youth. This RFP seeks to identify local for-profit, not-for-profit, and faith-based organizations possessing an individual or team that has the capability to provide an experience in any of the specified themes. Demonstrated expertise, adequate work space, and organizational/administrative capacity with sufficient cash flow and/or cash on hand to provide pay-rolling, supplies, and make required payments over the contract period is essential. Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. With a total budget not to exceed $1,500 per youth, each project must serve minimum 10 youth, run 6 weeks, 20 hours per week, and pay minimum wage ($7.25) during the period July 8 – August 16, 2013.
Project-based learning opportunities integrate work-experience and work-based learning, or combine work-based and classroom-based learning activities including e-learning that provide basic skills instruction, research, career exploration, and life-skills training that complement the work experience. Strategic and reasonable inclusion of enrichment activity(s) to include college and work readiness is required. This activity should consist of job search and retention strategies, positive workplace behaviors, reasoning skills, and recognition of post-secondary opportunities. It is anticipated that each project will assist youth with the development of a Career Portfolio.
Proposals will be evaluated based on creativity, specificity of experience, demonstrated expertise in project themes, relevance to in-demand industries, level of youth engagement, measureable outcomes, contributing partnerships, organizational and fiscal capacity, and overall cost efficiency.
Questions about this RFA should be directed in writing to John Premo, Youth System Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Separate from operating a project; if your organization is interested and able to hire job ready youth during the summer or throughout the year please contact Mr. Dan Graves at 585.258.3513 or email@example.com.
Temporary Staffing and Payrolling Services Request for Proposals
Posted: February 15, 2013
Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 15, 2013 12:00PM
RochesterWorks, Inc. is seeking proposals from existing, experienced, qualified contractors to provide temporary staffing and payrolling services for:
1. Youth Employment Programs: The contractor will provide pay rolling services for year-round and summer programming for youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The selected contractor will be required to complete all paperwork and payroll logistics required by New York State to employ minor workers.
2. Ongoing RWI Staffing Needs: For internal staffing needs, RWI may look to the selected contractor to assist in the recruitment of new employees.
Proposals will be evaluated based on completeness of the response to the RFP as outlined in the proposal requirements, ability of the contractor to meet or exceed the requirements as defined in the RFP, experience and qualifications, and cost reasonableness of services.
The initial contract period will begin approximately April 1, 2013, and continue through March 31, 2015. The contract may be renewed for four (4) optional one-year terms upon satisfactory performance by the contractor and at negotiated pricing agreed to in writing on or before April 1st of each renewal year.
Proposals must be sent to electronically by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2013 to:
Questions about this RFP should be submitted in writing to Laura Seelman at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions and answers will be posted on this page no later than Wednesday, March 6.