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									                                          RIVERSIDE COUNTY

                          WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (WDB)
                                        AND
                          ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (EDA)


                                     REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
                                             (RFP)

                                         Program Years 2007-2010



  Community College Education Assistance Center



                             Release Date:
                             February 13, 2007


                              Date Due:
                      March 15, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. PST.


                               Deliver to:
                     Workforce Development Center
                          1151 Spruce Street
                         Riverside, CA 92507
                          8 a.m. until 5 p.m., M-F




          PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DUE DATE
            LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
              U.S. POSTMARK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED


Bidders may download an electronic copy of the RFP at www.rivcojobs.com
                    Request for Proposal Significant Dates

RFP Release Date                                             February 13, 2007

Proposal Due Date                                            March 15, 2007

WDB Executive Committee Review                               April 18, 2007

Board of Supervisors Approval                                May 8, 2007

Notification of Funding                                      May 9, 2007

Program Start Date                                           July 1, 2007

Program End Date                                             June 30, 2008




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                                              TABLE OF CONTENTS
Proposal Outline…………………………………………………………………………………5

Section I. General Information

      I.       Introduction.................................................................................................6
      II.      Program Period and Funds Available .......................................................6
      III.     Proposal Submission and Deadline .........................................................6
      IV.      Documentation to be Submitted ...............................................................7
      V.       Conflict of Interest ......................................................................................7
      VI.      Failed Competition .....................................................................................7
      VII.     Type of Contract and Method of Payment ................................................8
      VIII.    Compliance with All County Requirements .............................................8
      IX.       Cost Allocation Grid ..................................................................................8
      X.        Audit Requirements ...................................................................................8
      XI        Constraints .................................................................................................8
      XII.      Question/Answer Website………………………………………………… .....9
      XIII.     General Conditions ....................................................................................9
      XIV.      Proposal Review Process .........................................................................10
      XV.       RFP Evaluation Criteria .............................................................................10
      XVI.      Selection ....................................................................................................11
      XVII.     Rejection of Proposal ................................................................................11
      XVIII.    Appeal Process ..........................................................................................11
      IX.       Terms and Conditions ...............................................................................12

Section II

      I.       Program Components ................................................................................12
      II.      Target Population .......................................................................................13
      III.     Proposal Requirements .............................................................................13
      IV.      Programmatic Controls ..............................................................................13
      V        Contractual Requirements .........................................................................13
      VI       Records Management ................................................................................13

Section III Request for Program Application Package

      I.       Proposal Coversheet ..................................................................................14
      II.      Organizational Description ........................................................................15
               1. Agency History ......................................................................................15
               2. Personnel Management ........................................................................15
               3. Other Administrative Functions ...........................................................15

      III.     Program Description ..................................................................................15
               1. Career Orientation .................................................................................15
               2. Group Career Assessment ...................................................................16
               3. Financial Aid Information......................................................................17


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                   4. General Job Development ....................................................................17

Section IV         Required Forms and Budget Forms

Drug Free Workplace Certification .................................................................................18
Debarment Certification ..................................................................................................19
Certification Regarding Non-Discrimination .................................................................20
Certification of Child Support Compliance ....................................................................21
Certification Regarding Lobbying ..................................................................................22
Affidavit of Non-Collusion ...............................................................................................23
Job Description For WIA Funded Staff ..........................................................................24
Line Item Budget ..............................................................................................................25




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PROPOSAL OUTLINE

  This Request for Proposal (RFP) is divided into four (4) sections:

  Section I consists of an outline that provides general RFP information

  Section II provides general information on the Community College Education Assistance Center Services
  the Workforce Development Board (WDB) is seeking for the Program Years 2007-2010. This section
  describes general and technical guidelines that must be followed when responding to this RFP.

  Section III of this RFP includes a coversheet and a series of questions, both specific to the services
  being requested and open-ended aimed at soliciting information about the proposing agency and its
  proposed program(s). These questions help facilitate the evaluation of all proposals by providing a
  uniform structure and a common set of questions all agencies must answer. Please follow the format and
  reference the question number in your answer.

  Section IV includes questions about the organization and payment schedule forms. They may be
  computer generated as long as the same format is used. Provide job descriptions for all WIA funded
  staff. Include name of staff and position within the organization. Denote vacant positions, if appropriate.




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SECTION I

 I. INTRODUCTION

      Passed by Congress in 1998 to help address the challenges of a global economy, the Workforce
      Investment Act (WIA), which replaced the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), took effect July 1,
      2000 and provides federal funding for workforce development nationwide. Under WIA, every local
      workforce area has a Workforce Investment Board (Workforce Development Board (WDB) in
      Riverside County) that oversees the use of WIA funds.

      The reforms envisioned by WIA are pivotal to meeting the needs of business in the 21st Century.
      The Riverside County WDB has developed a set of strategies and goals to ensure that business
      has access to a highly skilled workforce. One of the goals is to strengthen linkages with
      education. Because they are so adaptable and accessible, community colleges are increasingly
      critical providers of job training, both for degree-seekers and for workers seeking to retool, refine,
      and broaden their skills.

      A ”Core” service under WIA is first in a linear progression of increased services levels designed
      to assist job seekers. These services are provided to anyone who needs them and consist of, in
      part, labor market information, initial assessment of skill levels, and job search and placement
      assistance. By providing core services at a community college, individuals are exposed to the
      skill enhancement opportunities possible. In providing core services on campus, college
      becomes less intimidating and encourages job seekers to enhance their skills, either now or in
      the future.

      The Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA), in cooperation with the Riverside
      County Workforce Development Board (WDB), is accepting proposals from Community College
      Bidders in response to this Request for Proposal (RFP). Services are needed to provide group
      career assessment, career orientation, financial aid information, and general job development for
      Riverside County residents. Services requested under this RFP shall be provided in accordance
      with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 Title I legislation. The Economic Development
      Agency- Workforce Development Division serves as the Local Workforce Investment Area
      (LWIA), WIA sub-grant recipient, administrative and fiscal entity for all WIA funds received for
      Riverside County.

 II. PROGRAM PERIOD AND FUNDS AVAILABLE
      The procurement will cover a period of three years, effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.
      Contracts will be awarded on an annual basis with contract renewal based upon satisfactory
      performance and funding availability. The amount of funding available for the initial period shall
      be $200,000.


III. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE
    A.       Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. PST., on Thursday, March 8, 2007.
             LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

             Hand Deliver proposals or mail by the deadline to:


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                            Workforce Development Center @ Riverside
                            1151 Spruce Street
                            Riverside, CA 92507
                            Attn: Planning & Development Unit

      B.     Proposals must be typewritten on 8 ½ X 11 white paper and with 12-point font.
      C.     Three (3) copies are required of which one (1) must have an original signature of the
             person(s) that legally represent the organization.
      D.     Support letters from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors or Workforce
             Development Board are strictly prohibited.

IV. DOCUMENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED
      The proposal must include the following in the specified order:

      1. Proposal cover page
      2. Application package checklist
      3. Table of content
      4. Proposal summary form
      5. Narrative (RFP questions) and required attachments
      6. Program line item budget forms
      7. Cost allocation plan
      8. Drug free workplace certification
      9. Debarment and suspension certification
      10. Certification regarding non-discrimination
      11. Certification of child support compliance
      12. Certification regarding lobbying
      13. Affidavit of non-collusion

      Note: Failure to provide requested documents will be grounds for cancellation of
            a bidder’s contract award.


V. CONFLICT OF INTEREST

      Agencies employing or retaining employees of EDA, WDB and/or other Riverside County
      employees as contractors, subcontractors, consultants or in any other capacity, must make such
      information known within their proposal document. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of
      the proposal, cancellation of contract or contract award.

VI. FAILED COMPETITION
    If less then two proposals are received during this Request for Proposal period, EDA will deem it a
    failed competition. If only on responsive proposal is received, then the competitive process had not
    been fulfilled (failed). EDA reserves the option to either reissue the procurement or enter sole-source
    procurement.        The sole-source procurement will follow the standards of non-competitive
    procurements as outlined in Riverside County Economic Development Agency Polices and
    Procedures           Number:        18-01        Procurement          Standards,       located       at
    www.rivcojobs.com/docs/procurement/policies.

VII. TYPE OF CONTRACT AND METHOD OF PAYMENT



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       EDA reserves the right to negotiate a cost reimbursement contract with funded agencies based on
       submission of the line item budget.

VIII. COMPLIANCE WITH ALL COUNTY REQUIREMENTS
       All agencies and individuals awarded WIA contracts will be subject to all actions (past, present, and
       future) by WDB, and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and all regulating authorities.
       EDA.

IX. COST ALLOCATION GRID
        Bidders must submit a cost allocation grid that describes how, where applicable, other than WIA
        funding will share in the cost of the program. At a minimum this information should include a
        listing of all sources of funding and amounts of funding received the bidder’s agency.

 X. AUDIT REQUIREMENTS
        1. EDA Program Compliance Unit will conduct a Financial and Programmatic Monitoring Review of
        all contracts at least once a year.

        2. EDA requires all service providers meet audit requirements of the Single Audit Act, Office of
        Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, or other directives, whichever are applicable to
        their agency. Selected service providers will be required to procure audits in accordance with the
        following:

             a. State, local government and non-profit entities receiving $500,000 or more annually in
                federal awards shall obtain an audit in accordance with OMB Circular A-133.

             b. State, local government and non-profit entities that receive less than $500,000 a year in
                federal awards may be required to conduct a program specific audit, as determined by EDA.

             c. The service provider agrees that all records will be available to EDA at the service provider’s
                site.

             d. Audits will be conducted within six months after the close of the contractor’s fiscal year. The
                service provider will submit their audit reports to EDA within 30 days of issuance by their
                auditors.

  XI. CONSTRAINTS
        Funds may not be used to:

        1.      Support activities which would be otherwise provided in the absence of these funds;
        2.      Cover costs which are not appropriate and reasonable for the operation of the grant;
        3.      Acquire equipment which is not necessary for the operation of the grant; or
        4.      Reimburse project-related costs incurred prior to the effective date of a fully executed
                contract.
        5.      Cover costs that are not allowed per regulation or law.



XII.    QUESTION/ANSWER WEBSITE


2007-2010 RFP                                                                                Page 8
        EDA will not host a Bidder’s conference to address questions related to this RFP. Questions
        must be submitted by email to larnold@rivcoeda.org no later than March 1, 2007. No facsimiles
        or phone calls will be accepted. All questions and answers will be posted electronically on the
        Riverside County Workforce Development Center website at www.rivcojobs.com/rfp.asp. All
        answers will be posted on a flow basis with the final response occurring by 5:00 p.m. Pacific
        Daylight Savings Time on March 8, 2007.

XIII.   GENERAL CONDITIONS
        Notwithstanding any other provision of this RFP, Bidders are hereby advised that this RFP is a
        solicitation for proposals only and is not intended nor to be construed as an offer to enter into any
        contract or other agreement, or engage in any formal competitive bidding or negotiation pursuant
        to any statute, ordinance, rule or regulation.

        1.     The response to this RFP shall be made according to the specifications contained herein.
               Failure to adhere to RFP instructions may be cause for rejection of a proposal. A
               proposal which contains conditions or limitations set up by the Bidder may be deemed
               irregular and rejected by EDA.

        2.     EDA reserves the right to reject proposals that are incomplete, do not meet minimum
               submission requirements, or do not conform to program goals. Incomplete proposals or
               proposals that do not follow the proposal format will be rejected and disqualified from the
               review process.

        3.     The selection of service providers and the distribution of available funds will be approved
               by the WDB and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, with recommendations from
               EDA.

        4.     Proposals submitted in response to this procurement are not binding until an award has
               been made and a contract has been negotiated and signed by both parties.

        5.     Any Bidder submitting a proposal understands and agrees that its proposal shall
               constitute acknowledgement and acceptance of, and intent to comply with, all the terms
               and conditions contained in this RFP. The determination of compliance with the terms
               and conditions of this RFP shall be in EDA’s sole judgment, and its judgment shall be final
               and conclusive. Any proposal not meeting the terms and conditions may be rejected.

        6.     False, incomplete, or unresponsive statements in connection with this proposal may be
               cause for its rejection. The evaluation and determination of the fulfillment of this
               requirement shall be in EDA’s sole judgment, and its judgment shall be final and
               conclusive.

        7.     A Bidder submitting a proposal shall not change the wording of the RFP, and no words or
               comments shall be added to the general conditions and detailed specifications. Proposals
               submitted with unauthorized changes to the RFP may be deemed irregular and rejected.

        8.     If awarded a contract, the Bidder shall warrant and certify that it will comply with the
               California Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990 (Cal. Gov. Code § 8350 et seq.) as
               amended, including provision of the requisite certification as set forth therein.

        9.     If awarded a contract, the Bidder will comply with 29 CFR Part 93 Certification Regarding
               Lobbying (and regulation).


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       10.    Successful Bidders will be required to certify and agree that all persons employed by the
              Bidder, its affiliates, subsidiaries, or holding companies are and will be treated equally by
              the firm without regard to or because of race, religion, ancestry, national origin, or sex and
              in compliance with all federal, state and local anti-discrimination law. The state, EDA and
              its service providers assure compliance with nondiscrimination provisions of section 188
              of the Act.

       11.    Successful Bidders will be required to ensure program facilities and services are in
              compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

       12.    All proposals submitted become the exclusive property of EDA. The Bidder is responsible
              for all costs associated with the development of proposals in response to this RFP, and
              use of current WIA funds is not allowed for this purpose.

       13.    Program duration and funding recommendations for the WIA CCEAC is for the period of
              July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.


XIV.   PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCESS

       The proposal review process will include the following steps:

       A.     EDA staff will use standardized evaluation criterion to review all proposals.
       B.     If necessary, EDA staff may conduct a site visit to determine the organization’s ability to
              deliver proposed services.
       C.     Based on the evaluation conducted, EDA staff will make funding recommendations to the
              Executive Committee of the Workforce Development Board.
       D.     Final funding recommendations will be forwarded to the Riverside County Board of
              Supervisors for approval.

       Note: The Workforce Development Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.


XV.    RFP EVALUATION CRITERIA

       EDA has developed the following criteria to select Bidders to provide a Community College
       Education Assistance Center:

       Organizational Description-45 maximum points
              1.     Agency History-10 points
              2.     Personnel Management-15 points
              3.     Other Administrative Functions-10 points

       Program Description-110 maximum points
             1.    Career Orientation-45 points
             2.    Group Career Assessment-40 points
             3.    Financial Aid-10 points
             4.    General Job Development-15 points

       Total possible points are 155. The minimum score for consideration of funding is 93.



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 XVI.    SELECTION
         As part of the selection process, WDB may conduct interviews with the proposer and reserves
         the right to make site visits. Such considerations may be addressed through final contract
         negotiations.

XVII.    REJECTION OF PROPOSAL
         1.     False, incomplete, or unresponsive statements in connection with this proposal may be
                cause for its rejection. The evaluation and determination of the fulfillment of this
                requirement shall be in EDA’s sole judgment, and its judgment shall be final and
                conclusive;

         2.     The response to this RFP shall be made according to the specifications contained herein.
                Failure to adhere to RFP instructions may be cause for rejection of your proposal. A
                proposal, which contains conditions or limitations set up by the Bidder, may be deemed
                irregular and rejected by EDA;

         3.     The WDB reserves the right to reject proposals that are incomplete, do not meet minimum
                submission requirements, or do not conform to program goals. Incomplete proposals or
                proposals that do not follow the proposal format will be rejected and disqualified from the
                review process;

         4.     The proposal is received at any time after the submission deadline time and date set for
                receipt of proposals;

         5.     The proposal is incomplete or fails to meet the RFP specifications, i.e., does not clearly
                document collaborative partners, including Lead Agency requirements;

         6.     The proposal does not include a Proposal Summary Form signed by an authorized
                signatory for the proposing agency;

         7.     The proposal is not prepared in the format described; or

         8.     The proposal contains misrepresentations or lack of accurate and specific information.

XVIII.   APPEAL PROCESS
         If any agency submits a proposal that is not recommended for funding during the review process,
         and the agency can show that the proposal did not receive due consideration or that other
         irregularities existed, the agency may appeal the recommendations to EDA. The appeal must be
         submitted to EDA within ten working days of the notification of refusal, stating the reasons for
         disagreement with the funding decision. Appeals received after the established time frame will
         not be accepted. Send all funding appeals to:

         Kathryn Fortner, Assistant Director/Workforce Development Administrator
         Riverside County Economic Development Agency
         1151 Spruce Street
         Riverside, CA 92507
         RE: Procurement Appeal – Community College Education Assistance Center



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IX.      TERMS AND CONDITIONS
         If awarded a contract, the Bidder will be subject to compliance with the Contract Terms and
         Conditions as provided to the successful bidder.

      SECTION II

      I. PROGRAM COMPONENTS

         The Riverside County Economic Development Agency is looking for a bidder to provide Core
         Services under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) System in a community college setting. By
         providing core services at a community college, individuals are exposed to the college
         atmosphere which makes it less intimidating and encourages job seekers to enhance their skills
         and reinforces the life-long learning philosophy.

         Under this RFP, EDA is looking for the following design:


               Group career assessment services component must be conducted in a group setting and
                may include, but are not limited to, an assessment of: occupational skills, work history,
                interest aptitudes, education, attitudes towards work, family environment, motivation and
                behavior support service needs and the need for job placement. Various methods could
                be used to conduct the assessment, including self-paced and self-scored interest or
                aptitude tests.

               Career orientation component must be customer centered and promote identification of
                vocational needs and skills, aptitudes, employment barriers, career goals, educational and
                career options, transferable skills to change jobs or obtain upward movement within a
                company through entry into the college system.

               Financial aide information component may be provided during the career orientation or it
                may be posted in the proposed center. The goal is to provide potential college students
                with available grants, loan and work-study programs. This component may be aligned
                with current infrastructures that provide similar or additional information to prospective
                students.

               General job development component must provide general information regarding job
                leads, employer information, job connectivity with skills and/or goals, paper and electronic
                form job leads, connection to job search databases. The center may develop or use
                existing job postings boards to provide a public viewing area for interested parties.




      II. TARGET POPULATION
         Residents of Riverside County.

      III. PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
         Proposals must include:


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      A.     A description of the proposed services.
      B.     A detailed description of staffing levels, job descriptions and qualifications of program staff.
      C.     A brief statement of the organization’s history.

IV. PROGRAMMATIC CONTROLS
      Programmatic controls will be instituted by the Bidder to ensure:

      A.     Reports and/or documents contain complete and correct information.
      B.     Existing Management Information System (MIS) or ability to implement a comprehensive MIS
             tracking system to track customer data.
      C.     Ability to properly use and maintain the required customer tracking SMARTware system.
      D.     Discrepancies in reports and/or documents are to be resolved in a timely manner as
             prescribed by the EDA WIA program.

V.    CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS
      In order to contract for WIA funds, an agency must meet the following requirements:

      A.     Be legally capable of entering into a contract and able to provide proof of administrative
             ability in administering programs.
      B.     Be able to start up proposed services within 30 days from the execution of the contract.
      C.     Be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. If selected for funding, an agency
             will be required to meet EEO requirements.
      D.     Comply with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
      E.     Be able to meet insurance requirements:

             1.      Worker's Compensation - as required by State Law.
             2.      Comprehensive General Liability - in an amount no less than one million dollars
                     ($I,000,000) Combined Single Limit for bodily injury and property damage.
             3.      The County, its Officers, Employees, Agents and the Workforce Development Board
                     of Riverside County are to be covered as insured.
             4.      Notice of Cancellation - Each insurance policy shall be endorsed to state that the
                     coverage shall not be suspended, voided, or canceled except after thirty (30) days
                     prior written notice has been given to EDA.
             5.      If self-insured, a statement from the Community College must be submitted during
                     contract execution.
             6.      Comply with WIA law regulations
             7.      Comply with Cost Principles for Educational Institutions Circular A-21

VI. RECORDS MANAGEMENT
      A.    All records shall be made available to EDA for auditing on an as-needed basis.
      B.    The Bidder will comply with the federal, State of California and EDA policies and procedures.




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SECTION III




                       COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE CENTER

                                          PROPOSAL COVERSHEET
 Legal Name of Agency:                                                            Phone #:

 Contact Person Address:                                  Title _______________Fax #:

 E-mail address: ___________________________________

                                              Type of Organization:

    Private for profit agency                                    Woman-owned agency
    Not for profit agency                                        Faith-based organization
    Individual/sole proprietorship                               Minority business owner
    Partnership                                                  Community-based organization
    Public agency                                                Corporation



  Proposed Services:



  Funds requested:

  Brief summary of proposed services:




 The applicant certifies that the information in this proposal is correct to the best of their knowledge and
 belief and that the submittal of this proposal has been duly authorized.




 Signature of Authorized Representative                                Date


 Signature of Additional Authorized Representative                     Date


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     ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION-45 points maximum

      1.    Agency History-10 points

            a. Has your organization provided services as outlined in the RFP in the last two (2)
               years for disadvantaged, targeted populations?          If yes, please describe your
               experience. If no, what experience will enable you to provide the proposed services?

      2.    Personnel Management-15 points

            a. Identify the staffing needs for the proposed services, specifying the number of staff in
               each classification.

            b. Complete a job description for each staff classification, identifying duties, education,
               experience, and responsibilities.

            c. Provide an organizational chart that includes all staff involved with operating the
               proposed services.

      3.    Other Administrative Functions-20 points

            a. Describe your experience in tracking customer data and mechanisms utilized.

            b. Describe the methods for internal oversight to ensure quantitative and/or qualitative
               goals and objectives will be met.

            c. Identify the headquarters, site(s) and location(s) of the project activities. Detail
               availability of public transportation and parking for customers. Are assessment services
               easily mobile to accommodate customers who are disabled or lack transportation? If
               not, how do you plan to accommodate this population and meet the Americans with
               Disabilities Act (ADA)?

            d. Describe your experience in developing partnerships with public and community-based
               organizations.

     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION-110 pts

      1.    Career Orientation-45 points

            a. Describe how the career orientation model will include and incorporate some
               of following topics:

                Introduction to educational options, majors, and programs services, assistance
                with resources, an orientation to college life, study skills, student rights
                responsibilities, graduation and transfer requirements interpretation of
                probation policies, admission procedures, requirements for majors, student
                academic, support services, transitional issues, exploration of values, interests
                and abilities, life problem-solving and self management skills, changes that
                occur over the life span, self-assessment including identifying one’s skills and
                matching personality with work.


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            b. Describe how the information attained will enable students to make
               informed choices on majors, certificate programs and in academic
               planning.

            c. Describe the type of information that will be provided for individuals seeking
               direction about changing careers through life-long learning.


            d. Identify the staff person who is responsible for the orientations as well as the
               amount of time necessary to facilitate the orientation, and indicate how
               customers are scheduled and how the information will be provided.

            e. Describe what techniques and tools will be available to identify personal and
                employment goals: (i.e., family situation; education; work history; occupational
                interests; attitude toward work; motivation; behavior patterns affect employment
                potential and financial situation).

            f. Describe your referral mechanism in place to refer people to community
               organizations, public nonprofit organizations.

            g. Where will the Education Assistance Center be located? What will be the hours
               of operation?

            i.   Describe methods for coordinating outreach activities with the local Workforce
                 Investment Act one-stop?

      2.    Group Career Assessment-40 points.

            a. Describe the total number of years experience administering group career
               assessment services.

            b. Describe the Career Assessment tools and methods you will utilize to assist
               customers in choosing the most suitable career path.

            c. Describe the method(s) and indicators you will use to conduct an initial career
               assessment in a group setting.

            d. Describe how students will use standardized tests and career inventories
               to identify interests, values, abilities and short and long range goals.

            e. Describe the schedule of availability to offer a tailored group career assessment
               workshop.

            f. Describe how results can provide direction to individuals in determing need for skill
               enhancement training through the community colleges.

            g. Describe the tools available to individuals for identifying current labor market
               information focusing on occupational trends.


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      3.    Financial Aid Information-10 points

            a. Describe the methods for providing the general public with federal and state
               financial aid information.

            b. Describe your experience in providing the financial aid information in a group
               setting for the general public.

      4.    General Job Development-15 points

            a. Describe methods to be used in providing customers with information in
                 targeting and acquiring a job. Topics will include job search strategies,
                 including resume writing and interview skills.
             b. Describe what methods and/or tools will be used to provide general information
                in career investigation; decision making, goal setting and job search strategies,
                as well as resume writing and interviewing skills will be addressed include time
                management, test taking and study techniques.

            c. Describe your experience in providing universal access via a computer lab,
               electronic software for core services outlined under this RFP.




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 SECTION IV
         DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE CERTIFICATION


 AGENCY NAME


The agency named above hereby certifies compliance with Government Code Section 8355 in matters relating
to providing a drug-free workplace. The above named agency will:

1. Publish a statement notifying employees that unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession,
     or use of a controlled substance is prohibited and specifying actions to be taken against employees for
     violations, as required by Government Code Section 8355(a).

2. Establish a Drug-Free Awareness Program as required by Government Code Section 8355(b) to inform
     employees about all of the following:

        a.   The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace,
        b.   The person's or agency's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace,
        c.   Any available counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs, and
        d.   Penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations.

3. Provide as required by Government Code Section 8355(c) that every employee who works on the
     proposed contract or grant:

        a. Will receive a copy of the agency's drug-free policy statement, and

        b. Will agree to abide by the terms of the company's statement, as a condition of employment on the
           contract or grant.

                                             CERTIFICATION

I, the official named below, hereby swear that I am duly authorized legally to bind the agency to the above
described certification. I am fully aware that this certification, executed on the date and in the county below, is
made under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California.
 OFFICIAL'S NAME
 DATE EXECUTED                                           EXECUTED IN COUNTY OF
 AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE
 TITLE
 FEDERAL I.D. NUMBER




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      DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, INELIGIBILITY, AND VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION
       LOWER TIER COVERED TRANSACTIONS CERTIFICATION

1.     By signing and submitting this proposal, the prospective recipient of federal assistance funds is
       providing the certification as set out below.

2.     The certification in this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when
       this transaction was entered into. If it is later determined the prospective recipient of federal assistance
       funds knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the
       Federal Government, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may pursue available remedies, including
       suspension and/or debarment.

3.     The prospective recipient of federal assistance funds shall provide immediate written notice to the
       person to whom this proposal is submitted if at any time the prospective recipient of federal assistance
       funds learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason
       of changed circumstances.

4.     The terms "covered transaction," "debarred," "suspended," "ineligible," "lower tier covered transaction,"
       "principal," "proposal," and "voluntarily excluded," as used in this clause, have the meanings set out in
       the Definitions and Coverage sections of rules implementing Executive Order 12549.

5.     The prospective recipient of federal assistance funds agrees by submitting this proposal that, should
       the proposed covered transaction be entered into, it shall not knowingly enter into any lower tier
       covered transaction with a person who is debarred, suspended, declared ineligible, or voluntarily
       excluded from participation in this covered transaction, unless authorized by the DOL.

6.     The prospective recipient of federal assistance funds further agrees by submitting this proposal that it
       will include the clause titled "Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Voluntary Exclusion –
       Lower Tier Covered Transactions," without modification, in all lower tier covered transactions and in all
       solicitations for lower tier covered transactions.

7.     A customer in a covered transaction may rely upon a certification of a prospective customer in a
       lower tier covered transaction that is not debarred, suspended, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from
       the covered transaction, unless it knows that the certification is erroneous. A customer may decide the
       method and frequency by which it determines the eligibility of its principals.

This certification is required by the regulations implementing Executive Order 12549, Debarment and
Suspension, 34 CFR Part 85, Section 85.510, Customers' responsibilities.

The prospective recipient of federal assistance funds certifies, by submission of proposal, that neither it nor its
principals are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily
excluded from participation in this transaction by any federal department or agency. Where the prospective
recipient of federal assistance funds is unable to certify to any of the statements in this certification, such
prospective customer shall attach an explanation to this proposal.



 Agency                                                      Name and Title of Authorized Representative


 Signature:                                                                  Date:


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   CERTIFICATION REGARDING NON-DISCRIMINATION

    The Service Provider recognizes that the County of Riverside, the Workforce Development Board
    and EDA cannot contract with any organization which is not in compliance with the following
    assurances and certifications.

                                                 CERTIFICATION

    The Service Provider certifies that it does and will continue to comply with the prohibitions against
    discrimination:

    A. as provided by the provisions of Workforce Investment Act of 1998, 29 CFR Part 37.

    B. on the basis of age under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975;

    C. on the basis of disability under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;

    D. on the basis of sex under the Title IC of the Education Amendment Act of 1972;

    E. on the basis of race, color or nation origin under Title VI, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;

    F. on the basis of race, color, or national origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief;

    G. on the basis of any disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; and

    H. on the basis of any other characteristic or status prohibited by the laws of the United States, the
       State of California, and the County of Riverside.




     Agency                                                   Name and Title of Authorized Representative


     Signature:                                                               Date:




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   CERTIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE

    The Service Provider recognizes that the County of Riverside, the Workforce Development Board
    and EDA cannot contract with any other organization which is not in compliance with the following
    assurances and certifications.

                                             CERTIFICATION

    The Service Provider certifies that in accordance with the Child Support Enforcement Act it does
    recognize and acknowledge:

    A. The importance of child and family support obligations and shall fully comply with applicable
       state and federal laws relating to child and family support enforcement, including, but not limited
       to, disclosure of information and compliance with earnings assignment orders, as provided in
       Title 42, Chapter 7, Part D; and

    B. that the best of its knowledge is fully complying with the earning assignment orders of all
       employees and is providing the names of all new employees to the New Employees Registry
       maintained by the California Employment Development Department (EDD).




     Agency                                              Name and Title of Authorized Representative


     Signature:                                                         Date:




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   CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING

    The following certification is specifically incorporated into any proposal or bid the Bidder has
    submitted, is submitting or may submit in the future to EDA, with or without incorporation by
    reference in the solicitation; regardless of whether such solicitation is issued by public notice or other
    means; and regardless of whether such solicitation is presented in writing, orally, electronically, or by
    other means.

                  If you are unable to certify as follows, this application will be rejected.

                                              CERTIFICATION

    The Bidder certifies that -

    A   No federally appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the Bidder, to
        any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of an agency, a
        Member of Congress, and officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of
        Congress in connection with the awarding of any federal contract, the making of any federal
        grant, the making of any federal loan, the entering into of any amendment, or modification of
        any federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.

    B. If any funds other than federally appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person
       or influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of
       a Member of Congress in connection with this federal contract, grant, loan or cooperative
       agreement, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, “Disclosure Form
       to Report lobbying,” in accordance with its instructions.

    C. The Bidder shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award
       documents for all sub awards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants and contracts under
       grants, loaned, and cooperative agreements) and that all Bidders shall certify and disclose
       accordingly.

        This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this
        transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for
        making or entering into this transaction imposed by Title 31 U. S. Code § 1352. Any person
        who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than
        $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.




     Agency                                               Name and Title of Authorized Representative


     Signature:                                                           Date:




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   AFFIDAVIT OF NON-COLLUSION
    The following certification is specifically incorporated into any proposal or bid the Bidder has
    submitted, is submitting or may submit in the future to EDA, with or without incorporation by
    reference in the solicitation; regardless of whether such solicitation is issued by public notice or other
    means; and regardless of whether such solicitation is presented in writing, orally, electronically, or by
    other means.

    As used in the affidavit, the term “Proposer” shall mean the Bidder herein and shall include the term
    “bidder” used elsewhere in procurement notices, policies, procedures, and other issuances of
    Riverside County EDA.

                                                AFFIDAVIT

    The Proposer, or its duly authorized representative, does depose, say, and declare that this proposal is
    genuine and not a sham or collusion, not made in the interests or on behalf of any person or entity not
    herein named, and that the Proposer has not directly or indirectly induced or solicited any other proposer
    to put in a sham proposal, or any other person, firm, or corporation to refrain from submitting a proposal,
    and that the Proposer has not, in any manner, sought by collusion to secure for itself an advantage over
    proposer.

    The Bidder, if an individual, or the Bidder’s authorized representative executing this application,
    declares, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States and the laws of the State of
    California that this certification is true and correct.



     Agency                                               Name and Title of Authorized Representative


     Signature:                                                           Date:




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      JOB DESCRIPTION FOR WIA FUNDED STAFF

Prepare a job description for each proposed staff position to be funded by WIA, including managerial,
supervisory, instructional, job development, and counseling.

AGENCY:

PROGRAM:

POSITION TITLE:

Directly Responsible to:

General Statement of Duties:




Education and Qualifications:




WIA Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:




Responsibilities:




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       BUDGET PLAN/BUDGET DETAIL

PART 1 BUDGET PLAN
A. Staff Salaries
C. Staff Benefits
D. Staff Benefit Rate (percent)     %
E. Staff Travel
F. Operating Expenses (communications, facilities,
   utilities, maintenance, consumable supplies, audits,
   etc.)
G. Lease
H. Consumable Materials
I. Supportive/Job Retention Services
J. Other (describe):
K. Total Funding Request

NOTE: BIDDER MUST ATTACH A DETAIL PAGE IDENTIFY THE STAFF PERSON, TITLE,
HOURLY WAGE, % OF TIME DEDICATED TO THE PROJOECT.




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