The High Country Workforce Development Board (HCWDB) is procuring services for the NCWorks Career Center Operator (One-Stop) as required under WIOA Final Rules section 678.605 (a)-(d) and DWS Policy Statement 19-2017 for the High Country region. Organizations with a history of operating WIOA programs are encouraged to apply. Completion of attached Letter of Intent Form is a requirement to participate in the full RFP process if deemed necessary.

Geographic Area to be Served: The High Country region includes seven counties in Northwest North Carolina. Due to the large geographical area, at a minimum it is expected that the following counties be included together for service delivery: Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties; and Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties.

Available Funding: It is anticipated that contracts for center operations will be $20,000 for the service delivery area of Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and $30,000 for the service delivery area of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties.

Service Delivery: The designated Operator will provide at a minimum: oversight of integrated service delivery as identified in High Country’s MOU; staffing; scheduling; identifying customer needs and process improvements; developing and supporting partnerships within workforce development; assisting with center certifications; coordination of staff meetings and trainings; and other duties related to operations in partnership with the WDB.

Deadline for Receipt of Intent to Bid Form is 5:00 pm on April 30th, 2018 by mail, email, or delivery.  Late submissions will not be accepted. The completed form(s) are to be submitted to the High Country Council of Governments (HCCOG), the administrative entity for the Board’s Workforce Programs to the following:

Misty Bishop-Price
Workforce Development Department
High Country Council of Governments
468 New Market Boulevard
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 265-5434 ext. 119
[email protected]