Procurement & Applications

View available procurement opportunities below.

Bidder's Registration Form

Completion of this form allows vendors and service providers to receive notification of Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area procurement opportunities and to be contacted by WSRCA for bids for goods and services when appropriate.

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Procurement Opportunities

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Real Estate Broker

The Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board d.b.a. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) is seeking proposals from qualified real estate brokers/firms to provide real estate advisory services and commercial leasing agent representation on behalf of WSRCA.

WSRCA is a certified local workforce development board serving Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Fayette, Lee, Llano and Williamson Counties and is incorporated as a 501(C) (3) private, non-profit organization.  

Procurement Contact:

    Tammy Blake
    Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
    701 East Whitestone Blvd, Suite 125
    Cedar Park, Texas 78613
    tammy.blake@ruralcapital.net

(For more information concerning this Request For Quotation, click on the links below.)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Audit Services

The Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board d.b.a. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) is seeking proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit the WSRCA financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, in order to:

- Express an opinion on the fair presentation of the financial statements for WSRCA in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) (see Section 2.1);

- Evaluate and make an opinion on the adequacy of the system for internal control to preserve and account for the assets, funds, and obligations of WSRCA; 

- Evaluate and make an opinion on the adequacy of the system for internal control to ensure compliance with applicable Federal and State rules and regulations, TWC provisions and WSRCA’s policies and procedures; and 

- File the corporate annual Income Tax Return (Form 990) for the WSRCA.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) provides a uniform method for the procurement of the management of these audit services.  It contains the necessary background, requirements, instructions, and information for responding to this RFP.

Point of Contact:

Tammy Blake
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
701 East Whitestone Blvd, Suite 125
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
board.procurement@ruralcapital.net

(For more information, please click on the RFP Document below.)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Program Monitoring Services

The Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board d.b.a. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) is seeking proposals from qualified entities to perform program monitoring services of its contractors that satisfies WSRCA’s obligations under its contract with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Monitoring shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in the TWC Financial Manual for Grants and Contracts and Texas Administrative Code Chapter 802.

Respondent will monitor the programs listed in RFP document below.  Respondent must have the capacity to monitor additional programs such as Teacher Externships and National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) as needed. If programs are added additional costs will be negotiated, and the contract amended. 

This Request for Proposal (RFP) provides a uniform method for the procurement of monitoring services.  It contains the necessary background, requirements, instructions, and information for responding to this RFP.   

Point of Contact:

    Tammy Blake
    Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
    701 East Whitestone Blvd, Suite 125
    Cedar Park, Texas 78613
    board.procurement@ruralcapital.net

All prospective Respondents may notify the WSRCA in writing of their Intent to Respond by August 1, 2018 by email to board.procurement@ruralcapital.net.

(For more information, please click on the RFP Document below.)

RFP CANCELLATION: Financial Monitoring Services

NOTICE OF RFP CANCELLATION: 

The responses for the Financial Monitoring RFP (320-15-18005) were due on August 15, 2018. Unfortunately, WSRCA only received one response. The decision was made to repost the RFP. 

Please continue to watch ESBD and the board website for the new RFP. An email will also be sent to the bidder’s list when this is posted.

(For more information, please click on the RFP Cancellation Document below.)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUNDING: Youth Career Awareness Initiatives & Events

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) has funds from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to support a variety of youth career events and initiatives from now until September 30, 2019.

The size, target population and design of career event can vary. It does not have to be a traditional “career fair” for a high school.

If you are an Independent School District, Chamber of Commerce, or Economic Development Corporation, you are eligible to apply for funds.

Please see attached documents to apply for funding of youth career fairs and initiatives. Funding is on a “first come, first served” basis. If you need further information, please contact jenna.akridge@ruralcapital.net or by phone at 512-244-7966 x5013.

REQUEST FOR PRESENTERS

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) is soliciting presenters for employment and training workshops. This Request for Presenters (RFP) is open to all interested parties and responses are accepted at all times. Both fee-based and no-cost presenters are welcome to respond.

Workshop presentations must be delivered in stand-alone, one session formats that offer specific information and ready to use strategies for workforce center attendees. These workshops are not to be used for presenters to market their services. Presenters may leave contact information for attendees.

Most workshops are delivered by workforce center staff and typically include topics such as:

• Resumes
• Interview Skills
• Job Search Strategies
• Financial Aid
• Networking

When other workshops are appropriate, outside presenters may be used for topics such as:

• Financial Counseling
• Entrepreneurship
• Careers in Franchising
• Labor Market Information
• Use of Social Media in Job Search

Presenters must provide their own laptop, PowerPoint presentation and handouts. In addition to meeting space, the WSRCA provides a projector and promotes the workshop on all workforce center calendars of events.  Workshops are typically one to two hours in length and vary in number of attendees depending on the location. See Attachment A for workforce center locations, average number of attendees and usual number of weekly workshops. Workforce centers are open week days from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Designated staff at each center schedule the calendar of events and coordinate with outside presenters.

Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Sam Greenlees using the contact information below or sam.greenlees@ruralcapital.net.

Background on WSRCA

The Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board, Inc. d.b.a. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) is a volunteer body serving Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Fayette, Lee, Llano and Williamson Counties and is incorporated as a 501(C) (3) private, non-profit organization. It is the grant recipient and administrative entity for TANF/Choices, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training, Workforce Investment Act WIA), Trade Adjustment Act (TAA), Employment Services (ES), Veterans Employment and Training (VETS), Rapid Response and Child Care Service (CCS) programs.

The WSRCA is a certified local workforce development board under S.B. 642, H.B. 1863 and the Workforce Investment Act. WSRCA is responsible for planning, administration and oversight of employment and training programs and oversight of child care services. The Board also determines the types and areas of training provided; how training, employment, and related services will be delivered; and the policy on procurement and selection of service providers.

Open Submission
 
There is no submission deadline. Bids may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. No faxes, please.

Mailing Address:

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
1001 W. Buchanan Drive, Suite #1
Burnet, TX 78611
ATTN: Request for Presenters

Delivery Address:

1001 W. Buchanan Drive, Suite #1
Burnet, TX 78611

Email Address:

sam.greenlees@ruralcapital.net

WSRCA is not responsible for any errors of omission or otherwise on the part of the U.S. Postal Service or other carrier regarding this proof of mailing. Delivery of proposals to WSRCA is the sole responsibility of the bidder.

Response Conditions:

1. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all responses.

2. This RFP does not commit the Board to pay for any cost incurred for the development of the response.

3. The intent of this request is to identify various “fee-based” or “no cost” presenters for employment and training workshops. The WSRCA is under no legal requirement to execute a contract from any response submitted.

4. Bidders shall not make contact with, or make offers of gratuities or favors, to any officer, employee, or member of the WSRCA or its current Workforce Center Operator. Violation of this instruction will result in immediate rejection of the response.

5. The Board specifically reserves the right to vary the provisions set herein any time prior to selections of presenters where such variance is deemed to be in the best interest of WSRCA.

6. All responses and their accompanying attachments will become property of the WSRCA and will not be returned.

A Responsive Bid Must Include:

1. A completed Answers to Bid Questions Form (Attachment B)
2. A signed Certification Regarding Debarment (Attachment C)
3. A signed Conflict of Interest Form (Attachment D)
4. A completed Bidders Registration Form (Attachment E)
5. Current Texas HUB must attach documentation of active HUB status

To view/open the submission form and attachments, please click on the document link below.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Becoming a Certified Training Provider

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) serving Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Fayette, Lee, Llano, and Williamson Counties, is accepting applications for training programs directly related to occupations on the WSRCA Target Occupation List.  See http://www.workforcesolutionsrca.com/jobs-and-careers/target-occupations/ for list. 

WSRCA requires training providers be a postsecondary educational institution that receives federal funds under Title IV of the Higher Education Act or a career school or college currently licensed by the Texas Workforce Commission. Training providers must apply on-line at https://services.twc.state.tx.us/PROVIDERCERT/dispatcher?link=HREF&pageid=APP_HOME

Certification of training program applications for the Workforce Investment Act statewide list of eligible training providers are processed continually.  For additional information, contact Jenna Akridge at jenna.akridge@ruralcapital.net

 

REQUEST FOR OCCUPATIONALLY SPECIFIC TRAINING

Providers of occupationally specific training are welcome to submit applications, at anytime, for occupational training directly related to the WSRCA’s Target Occupations List (see EXCEL attachment below). The WSRCA is in need of training programs for the five new occupations listed below. To fast track applications for these programs, contact Jenna Akridge at jenna.akridge@ruralcapital.net.   WSRCA requires training providers be a post-secondary educational institution that receives federal funds under Title IV of the Higher Education Act or a career school or college currently licensed by the Texas Workforce Commission.   Effective October 1, 2014, the following occupations will be added to the WSRCA Target Occupation List:

    • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic (51-4012)
    • Machinists (51-4041)
    • Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters (47-2152)
    • Telecommunications Equip Installers & Repairers (49-2022)
    • Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers (49-9025)

Effective October 1, 2014, the following occupations will be removed from the WSRCA Target Occupation List:

    • Automotive Body and Related Repairers (49-3021)
    • Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031)
    • Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (43-9041)
    • Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators (47-2073)
    • Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (53-3032)

Training providers must apply on-line at the Texas Workforce Commission’s Eligible Training Provider System. Once processed by WSRCA and certified by the Texas Workforce Commission, the training program is placed on the Statewide List of Eligible Training Providers.