NOTICE OF BID OPPORTUNITY
Competitive Solicitation 23-FAF-385
WASHINGTON STATE APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COUNCIL SPONSORSHIP
COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION POSTING: October 6, 2022
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING BIDS: November 18, 2022
Find the full solicitation on Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). Vendors not registered in WEBS will not receive updates or amendments to the solicitation, which could disadvantage your bid.
Pre-bid conference: October 20, 2022, 1pm (Pacific Time)
Join via Zoom: https://des-wa.zoom.us/j/96510428646?pwd=UktrbEVlYS9NK0tVeDAyOEF2UTZBUT09
Meeting ID: 965 1042 8646
Join by phone: 877-853-5247 US Toll-free
Contract location: Statewide
Contract description: The Washington Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board (WTB) is issuing this Competitive Solicitation pursuant to RCW 39.26. Pursuant to this Competitive Solicitation, WTB intends to conduct a competitive procurement to award an WTB Contract for WTB to purchase professional services required for the establishment of Apprenticeship Sponsorship.
The LPN Apprenticeship program is an interdisciplinary effort, the partners include the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Labor and Industries, Workforce Board, Long -Term Care (LTC) employers, and community and technical colleges. The developing program has been a collaborative effort by the partners who have established a foundation for the apprenticeship. A key component of the implementation of the apprenticeship program is the establishment of a non-profit sponsorship organization. The Workforce Board is responsible for coordinating the establishment of the sponsor organization that will help support and represent the LTC employer partners participating in the apprenticeship program.
The Contractor will:
• Coordinate the formation of the 501c3 organization
• Operate the organization for 6 months following the establishment
• Develop a transition plan for the management and operation of the organization going forward
Commodity codes: 958-70 – Outsourcing Services for Management, Operation, etc. (Purchasing, etc.,); 961-56 – Program /Project Development and Management Services, 924-05 – Advisory Services, Educational, 924-16 – Course Development Services, Instructional/Training; 924-18 – Educational Services, Alternative; 920-91 – Training, Computer Based (Software Supported); 918-26 – Communications: Public Relations Consulting
Inclusion plan: None
• Washington small businesses
• Veteran-owned businesses
• Executive Order 18-03
Solicitation documents: Solicitation documents, contacts and bid instructions are available in WEBS: https://pr-webs-vendor.des.wa.gov/.
Question-and-answer period: October 6, 2022-November 9, 2022, Submit questions or concerns about this solicitation in writing to the Procurement Coordinator: Marquita Price at DesProcurementConsulting@des.wa.gov