The purpose of this RFP is to procure for a qualified service provider(s) to plan and provide eligible Youth workforce training activities in San Benito County. This RFP was developed under provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The purpose of the WIB is to set policy for the San Benito County workforce investment system in coordination with statewide workforce investment efforts. WIB promotes and fosters employment and training opportunities for the unemployed, the under-employed and other economically disadvantaged members of our community. The WIB conducts oversight of the San Benito County One-Stop Career Center which provides employment and training activities for youth, adults and dislocated workers. Through the establishment of One-Stop Career Center, the system offers residents the opportunity to maximize their employment potential through a variety of information and training services based upon individual needs and employers are provided with access to workers that will support economic growth by helping them compete in the global economy.

  • Release of RFP – January 31, 2014
  • Bidder’s Conference – February 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.
    • Community Services & Workforce Development, 1111 San Felipe Road, Hollister, CA 95023
  •  Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal- Mandatory – February 14, 2014
  •  Proposal Submission Deadline – March 7, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
  •  Proposal Review – March 10-14, 2014
  •  Release of Funding Recommendations – April 14-18, 2014
  •  Contract Negotiations – April 21-25, 2014
  • Board of Supervisor’s Action – May 20, 2014
  •  Training of Provider – May 20-June 30, 2014
  •  Program Start Date – July 1, 2014

The San Benito County is located at the southern end of the Santa Clara Valley. Hollister, the San Benito County seat, is approximately 95 miles south of San Francisco, 45 miles inland from, and 300 miles north of Los Angeles. The San Benito County covers approximately 1,396 square miles, has a population of over 56,000 and has a climate which is agreeable to recreation, agriculture, and industry. The fertile River Valley supports some of the most productive farmland in the state and much of the San Benito County’s farmland has been certified organic. Agriculture continues to be the San Benito County’s major producing industry. The San Benito County’s agricultural income shows the important contribution of farming and ranching to the economic base and the quality of its residents.

Consideration for selection will be limited to providers that:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years managing Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Programs or 5 years of related workforce experience.
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Work Experience Training
  • Have the experience and capability to complete projects on time
  • Provide all of the requirements of this RFP.
  • Are willing to accept the San Benito County’s standard Agreement for Professional Services as is, without modifications.
  • Are able and willing to obtain the minimum scope and limits of insurance as indicated in the insurance requirements section of this RFP.
  • Provider is expected to provide services to both out-of-school and in-school youth and young adults and develop programs that will meet the San Benito County Workforce Investment Act (WIB) performance measures. Please note that expenditures for out-of-school youth must be tracked and reported separately.
  • Out-of-school youth are defined as eligible youth, who are drop-outs, or those who have received secondary school diplomas (or the equivalent) but are basic skills deficient, unemployed, or under-employed.

This RFP includes all of the information and forms necessary to submit a proposal for the WIA Youth Program and describes the conditions under which proposals will be received, reviewed, and funded. For additional on-line information about WIA.

To download the application which contains more information please visit: www.sbcjobs.org