The High Country Workforce Development Board (HCWDB) is procuring the delivery of services for WIOA Career Center Operator, Adult/Dislocated Workers/Business Services, and Youth Services for the High Country region.

Completed proposals are due Friday, February 7, 2020 by 12:00 noon.

This RFP seeks proposals from experienced organizations interested in providing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to include center operations, and services to adults, dislocated workers, businesses, and youth within the seven-county region (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey) served by the High Country Workforce Development Board (HCWDB). The provision of these services is to be funded by WIOA, Title I, Public Law 113-128, which began July 1, 2015 and is authorized as workforce law at the federal level through September 2020.

The successful bidder(s) will be selected based on demonstrated abilities, past performance, a sound proposal, collaboration and partnerships, and cost effective service delivery. The HCWDB expects bidders to propose to provide all of the following services:

  1.  NCWorks Career Center Operator
  2.  Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Business Services
  3.  Youth Services

Interested organizations must propose to serve a multi-county area for the provision of all services for contracts beginning July 1, 2020 to be considered.

A bidders conference is scheduled for January 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. which may be attended in person or via GoToMeeting (more details will be available in the RFP).

Additional accompanying documents will be made available on this website.  Please continue to check back for updates during this process. Specified dates above are subject to change if deemed necessary and will be posted.


PY2020 Request for Proposals


Schedule of Events*

January 6, 2020 | RFP Release Date

January 10, 2020 | Bidder’s Conference

February 7, 2020 | by 12:00 noon | Proposal Deadline

February 10 – March 5, 2020 | Formal Review of Proposals

March 12, 2020 | Announcement of Selected Service Providers

March – May 2020 | Contract Negotiations

July 1, 2020 | Anticipated Contract Start Date

 *subject to change