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Request for Proposals


Comprehensive Disaster Recovery, Financial and Grant Management Support, and Pre-Disaster Cost Recovery Planning Services

Closes - April 5, 2017

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is for the North Carolina counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania, and the North Carolina municipalities of Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville, Woodfin, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Hot Springs, Marshall, Mars Hill, Brevard and Rosman (hereinafter referred to as “the jurisdictions”) to acquire standby comprehensive disaster recovery management services under a cooperative purchasing agreement, including, but not limited to:

  1. FEMA Public Assistance and Individual Assistance Advisory Services;
  2. FEMA 404 and 406 Hazard Mitigation Expertise;
  3. Financial and Grant Management Support;
  4. Data Management;
  5. HUD CDBG-DR Support;
  6. Pre-Disaster Cost Recovery Planning; and
  7. Long-Term Disaster Recovery Planning.

Click here for the complete RFP.


Stormwater Control Measure Projects

Closes - March 27, 2017

The Town of Black Mountain is seeking qualified firms to perform design and construction for stormwater control. For more information click here. For conceptual site information please click here. Proposals will be accepted until Noon EST on Monday, March 27, 2017


Operate Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs and Competitively Procure One Stop Operator(s)

Closes - February 9, 2017
WIOA Youth Programs Bidder's Conference - February 9, 2017 at 3pm - Land of Sky offices
WIOA NCWorks Career Center and One Stop Operator Bidder's Conference - February 9, 2017 at 9:30 am - Land of Sky offices

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board (MAWDB), an agency of Land of Sky Regional Council (LOSRC), will be accepting Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) for the operation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (P. L. 113-128) programs and for One Stop Operator in the Mountain Local Area (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania Counties). Proposals will be sought for the NCWorks Career Centers (one in each county) and for the operation of the Youth Programs to serve eligible Youth (ages 14 through 24 at the time of program enrollment) in the Mountain Area region.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Final Rules have been released and Interested Bidders may refer to www.doleta.gov/wioa/ for guidance. North Carolina policy information is available at the Division of Workforce Solutions website www.nccommerce.com/workforce/workforce-professionals. The MAWDB will develop cost reimbursement contracts with successful bidders for the WIOA programs to be operated July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. There is no funding provided for the One Stop Operator portion of the procurement, specifically there will be zero cost reimbursement.  Annual contract extensions, for up to two additional years, are possible if the selected service providers demonstrate and document successful performance, and if the adequate WIOA funding is available to the Local Area.

The Request for Proposals for WIOA NCWorks Career Centers and One Stop Operator and Request for Proposals for Youth Programs will be available at the MAWDB Offices, 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806-2088 between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm M-F or by e-mail request to zia@landofsky.org. All Requests for Proposals will be released for competitive procurement on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and proposals will be due by 4:00pm on Friday, March 3, 2017. For additional information contact Nathan Ramsey, Director Mountain Area Workforce Development Board at nathan@landofsky.org.

The Bidders’ Conference to discuss the procedures related to applying for funds and operating a WIOA Youth Program is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:00pm and the Bidders’ Conference for the operation of a WIOA NCWorks Career Center and One Stop Operator is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:30am. Both conferences will be held at the LOSRC Offices 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, Asheville, NC. For agencies intending to submit proposals, RSVPs will be required to zia@landofsky.org to attend the Bidders’ Conference(s). Organizations intending to bid must submit a Letter of Intent electronically to Nathan Ramsey (nathan@landofsky.org) by 5:00pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Employer and Program Administrator.

RFP to operate NCWORKS CAREER CENTERS and to provide Adult & Dislocated worker services

RFP to operate OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH or BLENDED IN-SCHOOL/OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH “NCWorks NextGen”


Outreach Materials for Hospitality & Tourism Career Pathways

Closes - December 16, 2016

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is seeking proposals for outreach materials including but not limited to a website, videos, and brochures to promote Hospitality & Tourism career pathways in the Local Area region. The Local Area region includes Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties. Request for Proposal (RFP) packages will be available for distribution at a Bidders Conference to be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Land of Sky Regional Council offices located at 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806. RFP’s may also be requested by emailing nathan@landofsky.org no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016. The completed bid packages must be returned to the above address no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016. Late submittals will not be accepted.


Outreach Materials for Advanced Manufacturing Pathways

Closes - December 16, 2016

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is seeking proposals for outreach materials including but not limited to a website, videos, and brochures to promote Advanced Manufacturing career pathways in the Local Area region. The Local Area region includes Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties. Request for Proposal (RFP) packages will be available for distribution at a Bidders Conference to be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Land of Sky Regional Council offices located at 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806. RFP’s may also be requested by emailing nathan@landofsky.org no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016. The completed bid packages must be returned to the above address no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016. Late submittals will not be accepted.