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PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

The Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services (MCDJFS) is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) for the following services on the date and time listed below:

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Ohio Works First (OWF) /
 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
 Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) Services:

To contract with service provider(s) who can provide
 OWF & SNAP E&T Services to eligible Montgomery County residents.

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Description of Services:

There are four key components to this proposal - the service delivery of the required work activities; the provision of case management services; the management, tracking, analysis and reporting of the OWF and SNAP E&T customer’s demographics and participation; and the provision of employment placement and retention services.  Bidder(s) should be able to provide services in the following areas:

  • Job search and Job Readiness training for customers of the Ohio Works First (OWF) program in Montgomery County
  • Develop and manage work  experience program (WEP) sites to include an adequate number of slots for the projected customers
  • Manage OWF customers’ participation in the WEP program and report results to MCDJFS
  • Facilitate up-front orientations, testing, evaluations and job interviews as necessary for proper placement at WEP sites and supportive services
  • Perform assessment and testing to make decisions on appropriate assignments and case plans
  • Implement strategies to ensure customer compliance and engagement
  • Routine monitoring of each WEP site to assure compliance with agreement terms and conditions
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the WEP sites with customer issues (attendance, behavior, etc.)
  • When applicable, coordinate background checks, fingerprinting, etc, as required by the various WEP sites
  • Assign and manage customers into appropriate WEP sites
  • Coordinate with MCDJFS on any work activity changes and amend assignments
  • Conduct job placement  activity, manage the transition of customers to self-sufficient employment
  • If sanctioned,  provide data related to the customer’s cooperation with Self-Sufficiency Contract and Plan
  • Daily monitoring of customer’s attendance to ensure ongoing participation at the assigned location
  • Report attendance data to MCDJFS on a weekly basis and final reporting on monthly basis.  MCDJFS requires that the data must be in a format approved by MCDJFS that can be transmitted electronically
  • Report to MCDJFS any discrepancies, issues and/or concerns with customer attendance and/or behavior throughout the customer’s assignment
  • Deliver services in accordance with rules and guidelines governing OWF program
  • Identify barriers and implement barrier removal solutions
  • Coordinate supportive services
  • Coordinate service delivery with the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services Self-Sufficiency Contract and Plan and other MCDJFS policies
  • Develop written processes and procedures for administering activities and services
  • Utilize a case management database to maintain customer case notes and records
  • Utilize an attendance tracking and monitoring system
  • Submit reports and documents to MCDJFS

The Bidders Conference will be held at the Job Center, Conference Room 1133,

1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, Ohio 45422.

A contract will be awarded as a result of this bid process and shall be effective the date of execution and terminate December 31, 2018. The Department retains the option of extending the contract period for two (2) additional one (1) year options commencing:

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
                       and
January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

 

All interested parties should send a representative to the Bidders Conference on

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Request for pre-registration or questions concerning this conference may be directed to: 

Diana Fugate
Contractor Evaluator/Negotiator

1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Boulevard
Dayton, Ohio 45422
Telephone: (937) 225-4195
Fax: (937)496-7608
e-mail: MCDJFS-CD@jfs.ohio.gov