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Funding for Program Intermediaries Now Available

Developing a strong approach to career connected learning in Washington depends upon a network of program intermediaries who help connect employers, educators, employers, and others.

Intermediaries bridge connections between industry and educators to help create and scale programs. They work with industry and educators to develop curricula and expand access to career connected learning programs, such as youth- and adult- registered apprenticeship programs. They also work to inform young adults and families of available programs, and to generally align the needs of both employers and young people.

Program intermediaries must form partnerships with employers and education institutions and apply jointly (a full list of responsibilities is included in the RFP).

We have now begun an request for proposals (RFP) process to provide this funding.

The Career Connect Washington Intermediary Funding Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available via Washington Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS), Reference # 2019-147 or WEBS ID # 41790 (searching by either number will bring it up). Applicants need to be registered in WEBS to view the solicitation.

In order to comply with WA State procurement laws, the RFP document includes all the required boiler plate language, assurance documents, certifications, and other mandatory sections.

While it is essential that applicants review the packet in its entirety and submit all required materials, the following sections contain information that is unique to the Career Connect Washington Intermediaries application and take up fewer than ten pages altogether:

  1. Introduction
    1. Overview
    2. Target Customers
    3. Objectives & Deliverables
    4. Minimum Qualifications
    5. Funding
    6. Period of Performance
  2. Proposal Content (all sections)
  3. Evaluation and Contract Award
    1. Evaluation Scoring

Please join us for the Bidders Conference 11:00-12:00 on Monday, July 15 (call-in information is below). If you are unable to join the conference, it will be recorded and posted on www.careerconnectwa.org for you to review at your convenience. If, after the conference, you still have unanswered questions or would like any additional clarifications, you’ll have the opportunity to submit them until 2 pm on July 19th.

Please direct all questions regarding this RFP to:

Jessy Nations, RFP Coordinator
esdgpbids@esd.wa.gov
360-902-9460

Applications are due by 4 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Only applications submitted via WEBS will be considered.

Career Connect Intermediary RFP Bidder’s Conference 
Mon, Jul 15, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
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You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116 

Access Code: 322-542-005 

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Please use the form below to contact us. You do not need to submit a message; however, please do fill in the “Subject” field to give us a better idea of your interest in Career Connect Washington. Thank you!


Please use the form below to contact us. You do not need to submit a message; however, please do fill in the “Subject” field to give us a better idea of your interest in Career Connect Washington. Thank you!