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 for Program Year 2023 (beginning July 1, 2023).

Completed proposals are due Monday, February 6, 2023 by 5:00 PM EST.

This RFP seeks proposals from experienced organizations interested in providing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services within the seven-county region (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey) served by the HCWDB. The provision of these services is to be funded by WIOA, Title I, Public Law 113-128, which began July 1, 2015.

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 (can be stand-alone)
  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, 2023 to be considered.

A virtual bidders conference is scheduled for January 13, 2023 at 10:00 AM.  Organizations wishing to participate in the Bidder’s Conference may participate via Zoom by using the following (you must be registered to participate):

Register to Join Zoom Meeting                                                                             

Meeting ID: 823 2426 6523
Passcode: 753748

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.

PY 2023 Request for Proposals

Schedule of Events*

January 5, 2023 | RFP Release Date

January 13, 2023 | Bidders Conference

February 6, 2023 | by 5:00 PM EST | Proposal Deadline

February 7 – March 2, 2023 | Formal Review of Proposals

March 9, 2023 | Announcement of Selected Service Providers

March – May 2023 | Contract Negotiations

July 1, 2023 | Anticipated Contract Start Date

 *Subject to change