AGENCY FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

AHENSIAN INADILANTO YAN GUINAHA PARA TAOTAO

414 W. SOLEDAD AVENUE ♦ GCIC BUILDING ♦ HAGÅTÑA, GUAM 96910 TELEPHONE: (671) 475-7075 ♦ FAX NO: (671) 475-7045 Honorable Felix P. Camacho Governor of Guam Honorable Michael W. Cruz, M.D. Lt. Governor of Guam

GUAM WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD GUAM DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AGENCY FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS WIA-07-AD-0001 FOR
ADULT/DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAM
RELEASED: March 26, 2007 DUE DATE: APRIL 20, 2007
The Guam Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) in conjunction with the Guam Department of Labor/Agency for Human Resources Development is seeking proposals for training and educational opportunities for Adults and Dislocated workers. The purpose of these programs is to promote self-sufficiency and stability for all participants of the program. A proposer may submit proposals on one or both programs of this RFP and must address each component program in a separate complete proposal with all required documents and information .
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RFP TIMELINE WIA 07-AD-0001 ACTIVITY Release Request for Proposal Completion Date March 26, 2007

Question & Answers Posting to GDOL Website

March 26, 2007 March 29 & 30 April 3, 2007 April 6, 2007 April 20, 2007 5:00 PM

Capacity Building/Pre-proposal Conferences Last Day to submit Questions Receipt of Proposals Evaluation of Proposals/Recommendation for Award Negotiations GWIB Approval Contract Review/Signatures/Routing

April 23 –24, 2007 April 25, 2007 April 26, 2007 May 1 – 18, 2007

Post Award Conference One-Stop Career Center Orientation Contract Start Date

June 15, 2007 June 22, 2007 July 1, 2007

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INTRODUCTION: The Guam Workforce Investment Board (GWIB), the Guam Department of Labor (GDOL)/Agency for Human Resources Development (AHRD) issues Request for Proposal (RFP) WIA-AD-07-0001 for innovative adult/dislocated workforce development programs to operate under the provisions of the Workforce Investment Act. GWIB, GDOL/AHRD intends to be as inclusive as possible in the solicitation. The aim is to receive a wide variety of innovative proposals in many areas. As Guam continues its structural economic changes, industry-cluster analysis has emerged as one of the hottest tools in economic development research. The GWIB, GDOL/AHRD embraces the industry cluster concept. As a result, we are interested in proposals that prepare our people for employment in a competitive economy. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA, Public Law 105-220) provides the framework for a national workforce preparation system that is flexible, responsive, customer-focused and locally managed. The GWIB, GDOL/AHRD envision a system that meets the needs of residents and businesses alike. The goal of programs under the Act is to increase employment, job retention, earnings, and develop the work potential of all our participants. The contract period shall run from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009, subject to the availability of funding. The GWIB and department reserve the right to renew for the second year (2008-2009) based on performance. To be considered, the proposals must involve a fresh approach to assisting adults and dislocated workers. Particular preferred consideration will be given to providers who clearly delineate how their project outcomes will assist in meeting federal and local goals. PURPOSE: The Adult and Dislocated Worker Program, under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business. Goals/Objectives
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To increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment; To increase retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into employment; To increase earnings received in unsubsidized employment for dislocated workers; and To enhance customer satisfaction for participants and for employers.

The Guam Workforce Investment Board via the Guam Department of Labor/Agency for Human Resources development will receive sealed proposals at their office at 414 West Soledad Avenue, Suite 400 Hagatna, Guam 96910 until 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2007. All applications must be submitted in person or via regular mail. Fax or E-mail Proposals will not be accepted. All timely 3 ADW-RFP WIA 07-AD-0001

proposals will be reviewed based on the criteria and the selected proposals will be notified by mail and follow-up telephone call. This RFP does not commit the GWIB to award a contract. The GWIB retains the right to accept, reject or negotiate proposals received as well as to vary or waive any provisions set forth in this RFP and to award multiple contracts based on the proposals submitted in the best interest of the GWIB and department, or to reject any and all proposals received and to negotiate with any and all proposers on modifications to proposals. Further, GWIB reserves the right to award a contract or contracts on factors other than price. The contract award or awards will be made to the responsible organization whose proposal(s) will be the most advantageous to the program, past performance, experience, compliance with proposal specifications, prices, and other factors considered in that order. The GWIB reserve the right to accept proposals with minor clerical errors such as misspellings, incorrect page order or similar non-consequential errors, and waive informalities and minor irregularities in proposals received. All data, material, and documentation originated and prepared by the organization pursuant to the contract shall belong exclusively to the GWIB, and be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Proposals must follow the format set forth in the RFP and adhere to the minimum and maximum requirements specified therein. Reductions in, or elimination of the funding of any contract resulting from this RFP process may occur during the contract period when a proposer fails to meet expenditure, participant, and/or outcome goals specified in the contract or when anticipated funding is not forthcoming from the federal government. The contract award will not be final until the GWIB and the department and the organization have executed a mutually satisfactory contractual agreement. The GWIB reserves the right to make an award without further discussion of the proposal submitted. No program activity may begin prior to the GWIB/GDOL/AHRD approval of the award and execution of a contractual agreement. GWIB/GDOL/AHRD reserve the right to cancel an award or a contract resulting from the award if new local or federal law, rule, regulation, policy practice or directive makes it necessary or advisable, in the sole discretion of the GWIB, to change the program purpose or content substantially or to prohibit such a program. GWIB/GDOL/AHRD reserve the right to determine both the number and the funding levels of contracts finally awarded. Such determination will depend upon overall fund availability and other factors arising during the proposal review process. The prospective provider warrants that the costs quoted for services in response to the RFP are not in excess of those that would be charged any other individual for the same services performed by the prospective provider. ADW-RFP WIA 07-AD-0001 4

Questions regarding this RFP must be in writing and emailed to Vera Topasna at planner_wia@guamdol.net. No member of the GWIB or other department personnel is authorized to respond to any inquiries regarding this RFP. All questions and answers will be posted on the GDOL website at www.guamdol.net. No questions will be accepted after April 6, 2007. Capacity Building/Pre-Proposal Conference A capacity building/Pre-proposal conference will be held on March 29, 2007, March 30, 2007 and April 3, 2007. The schedule is as follows: March 29, 2007 March 30, 2007 April 3, 2007 9:00- 1100am 9:00-1100am 9:00- 1100am Faith Based Organizations All Gov’t – Non-Profit Organizations Private for Profit Organizations

Capacity Building/Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at the GCIC Building 3rd Floor Conference Room. Please call 475-7074 to make reservations. Though not a requirement, all interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend this conference. All questions and answers from each of the conferences will be posted on the guamdol website. PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS Proposal Submission and Instructions All proposals are to be submitted in accordance with the terms, conditions and procedures listed in this RFP. A prospective provider may submit proposals on one or both programs of this RFP and must address each component program in a separate complete proposal with all required documents and information . One (1) original proposal and one (1) CD-ROM or diskette) in a sealed envelope marked “ORIGINAL: Workforce Investment Act – 2007-2008 Adult/Dislocated Worker Program Requests for Proposal.”” 1. Proposals must be received at the Guam Department of Labor/Agency for Human Resources Development office, 414 West Soledad Avenue, Suite 400 by 5:00 pm on or before April 20, 2007. Proposals not received by the Deadline will be automatically disqualified from consideration—no exceptions. Faxed or emailed proposals will not be accepted. 2. Include all of the required attachments and forms that pertain to your proposal. Failure to do so will disqualify your proposal from consideration. See Compliance Checklist below for a list of some of the required attachments and forms. It is the proposer’s responsibility to make sure that all the required elements and forms are included in the proposal. Proposals that do not include the required elements and forms will be automatically disqualified from consideration. If you have any questions about the requirements or feel that special circumstances apply to your proposal, please submit a question in writing to planner_wia@guamdol.net and it will be posted and ADW-RFP WIA 07-AD-0001 5

answered on the guamdol website. These questions must be received prior to or presented at the scheduled proposer’s conference. No questions will be accepted after April 6, 2007. Compliance checklist Before submitting your proposal, check the following: 1. One (1) original proposal and one (1) CD-ROMS or diskette 2. Program Cover Sheet 3. Executive Summary 4. Table of Contents 5. Program Description & Program Implementation Plan 6. Attachments: a) Budget Form b) Staffing Summary Form, including disclosure of family relationships with the c) Memoranda of Agreement describing partnerships and roles d) Documentation of Insurance Narrative Proposals must include a narrative of the program elements as well as a detailed budget substantiating the proposed cost of meeting the anticipated program outcomes. The program narrative should include an overview of how services will be delivered, a statement regarding staff qualifications, record keeping standards, coordination of supervision, and follow through and evaluation. Budget Budgets must complete as defined in Attachment 2, Budget worksheet. The proposer warrants that the costs quoted for services are not in excess of those that would be charged any individual for the same services performed by the Service Provider. Success is a primary focal point for reimbursement. Proposals should further include a billing plan per service component which delineates how the budget will be condensed to a unit or billable rate (i.e., hourly, component, or actual expense as incurred). Pre-Award Review and Negotiations Organizations selected through a competitive request for proposal process may be subject to a preaward survey to assure they have: • A satisfactory record of integrity, business ethics and fiscal accountability, and • The necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and • Adequate financial resources or the ability to obtain them In addition, organizations selected through the competitive request for proposal will be subject to pre-contract award negotiations to assure reasonable competitive rates. Referral & review For the Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs, the One-Stop Career Center is the primary source for referrals to the program. Proposers may establish its outreach activity for the proposed service(s). ADW-RFP WIA 07-AD-0001 6

AHRD Case Management Staff, in cooperation with the Provider, must ensure that all participants are deemed eligible for the adult and dislocated worker program. Provider Staff Qualifications The qualifications of staff need to be included in the proposal. The qualifications must include, but are not limited to each staff member’s qualification for his/her position, educational background, and licensure if applicable. In addition, the proposal must make clear any family relationships that exist within the provider’s staff and disclose same in the proposal and thereafter if such relationship should thereafter exist. ADA Compliance All proposers must ensure access to individuals with disabilities pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Debarment and Suspension. Prior to award of a contract, the shall provide certification regarding his/her/their exclusion status, and that of their principals, from the nonprocurement portion of the General Services Administration’s ‘List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Nonprocurement Programs’ in accordance with Executive Orders 12549 and 12689. Dispute Resolution An interested party may dispute a solicitation or other request by the Agency for offers for a contract; for the procurement of services; the cancellation of such a solicitation or other request; an award or proposed award of such a contract; and a termination of such a contract, if the dispute alleges that the termination was based on improprieties in the award of the contract. Disputes must be in writing and addressed as follows: Acting Director, Agency for Human Resources Development with a courtesy copy to the Director of the Guam Department of Labor at 414 West Soledad Avenue Suite 400 Hagatna, Guam 96910. Subject: Dispute Resolution Request The filed dispute shall include: 1. The name, street address, electronic mail address, and telephone and facsimile numbers of the interested party, 2. Be signed by the interested party or its representative, 3. Identify the solicitation title and/or contract in dispute, 4. Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the dispute including copies of relevant documents, 5. Set forth all information establishing the purpose of filing a dispute, 6. Set forth all information establishing the timeliness of the dispute, 7. Specifically request a ruling, and if desired a hearing, by the Acting Director of AHRD, Director of GDOL, and 8. State the form of relief requested, 9. Attach any documents to support the dispute Drug Free Work Place Proposer and/or its employees, agents or their representatives will not purchase, transfer, use or possess illegal drugs or alcohol nor abuse prescription drugs in any way while performing duties or responsibilities resulting from a contract related from this RFP process. ADW-RFP WIA 07-AD-0001 7

Equipment Any software and related documentation developed specifically to support the deliverables, resulting from a contract related from this RFP process shall be owned in its entirety by the GDOL/AHRD. Liability Insurance The successful proposer will need to maintain comprehensive liability insurance and agree to hold the GWIB harmless from all liabilities or claims caused or resulting from the proposers obligation for activities in their proposal. Verification of the liability insurance must be included in the proposal. Record Retention Proposer shall maintain and preserve all financial records related to this contract, including any other documentation used in the administration of the program, in its possession for a period of three years from the date of the submission of the final invoice, and/or will assure the maintenance of such for a like period of time in the possession of any third party performing work related to this contract, unless otherwise directed by GDOL/AHRD. Proposers will allow local and federal representatives access to all records, program materials, staff, and participants related to any contract awarded hereunder. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the three-year period the Provider shall retain the records until completion of the action and all issues which arise from it or until the end of the three-year period, whichever is later. Inspections and Monitoring The GDOL/AHRD Retention and Monitoring Unit (RMU), and any other authorized representatives have the right of timely and reasonable access to any books, documents, paper computer records, or other records that are pertinent to the award, in order to conduct audits and examinations, and to make excerpts, transcripts, and photo copies of such documents. This right also includes timely and reasonable access to personnel for the purpose of interview and discussion related to such documents. The RMU and Fiscal staff will conduct both fiscal and program monitoring throughout the contract period. Audits. The successful proposer understands that, should a contract result from his/her proposal, he/she accepts responsibility for receiving, replying to and/or complying with any audit exception by appropriate Federal or local audit directly related to the provision of Services under the contract and shall be responsible for any negligence found, or repayment due the GDOL/AHRD, as a result of the audit.

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Equal Employment Opportunity. The understands that there shall be no discrimination against any client or any employee because of race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other factor as specified in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments. It is further agreed that the complies with all appropriate Federal and Local laws regarding such discrimination and the right to any method appeal will be made available to all persons who may be served under any agreement which results from this proposal. Withdrawals A submitted proposal may be withdrawn prior to the deadline. A signed and written request to withdraw the proposal must be received by the GDOL/AHRD at 414 West Soledad Avenue, Suite 400 Hagatna, Guam 96910, prior to the deadline. Selection Criteria Proposals will be reviewed initially by a panel of GDOL/AHRD Program review staff and recommendations submitted to the GWIB for approval to enter into contract negotiations. The final contract will also be submitted to the GWIB for approval prior to implementation. Recommendations will be based on compliance with proposal requirements, cost of services to be delivered, staff qualifications, and prior history of the contractor with contractual agreements. (See Attachment #5 – Rater’s Sheet) Service Delivery Contractors must assure GDOL/AHRD that services are already available or can be developed and ready for program implementation within 30 days of the contract initiation. The Service Provider will be required to report to GDOL/AHRD through monthly reports of participants and activities, with outcome measures. The Services Provider will maintain a case file on each participant. Financial Management Requirements The financial management system of each contractor who receives an award shall provide federally required records and reports that are uniform in definition, accessible to authorized federal and local staff, and verifiable for monitoring, reporting, audit, program management, and evaluation purposes. The financial system shall provide fiscal control and accounting procedures that are: 1. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. It shall include: a) Information pertaining to awards, obligations, unobligated balances, assets, expenditures and income b) Effective internal controls to safeguard assets and assure their proper use c) A comparison of actual expenditures with budgeted amounts d) Source documentation to support accounting records e) Proper charging of cost and cost allocations 2. Be sufficient to: a) Permit preparation of required reports ADW-RFP WIA 07-AD-0001 9

b) Permit the tracing of funds to a level of expenditure adequate to establish that funds have not been used in violation of applicable restrictions Cost Principles and Allowable Costs 1. Providers must adhere to all requirements in OMB circulars 29CRF parts 95 and 97 uniform administrative requirements, circular A-87 cost principles for governments, Circular A-133 audit requirements, Circular A-122 cost principles for non-profit organizations 2. Providers must adhere to administrative requirements 29 CFR part 98 debarment & suspension, 29 CFR part 93 drug-free workplaces, 29 CFR part 93 lobbying, 29 CFR 31.2(h) nondiscrimination. There are certain costs, which are either allowable or unallowable and there are certain prohibited activities. In part this section explains the OMB circulars, which are applicable to determine allowable costs. The circular to be used will depend on the type of organization.

For the cost of: State, local or Indian tribal government Private nonprofit organization other than an (1) institution of higher education, (2) hospital, or (3) organization named in OMB circular A-122 as not subject to that circular Educational Institutions For profit organizations other than a hospital and an organization named in OMB Circular A-122 as not subject to that circular

Use the principles in: OMB circular A-87 OMB Circular A-122

OMB Circular A-21 48CFR part 31, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, or uniform cost accounting standards that comply with cost principles acceptable to the Federal agency.

Determination of Allowable Costs The Circulars state the basic principles that are used to determine the allowability of costs. The Circulars state the principles as follows: To be allowable, costs must meet the following general criteria: a. Be necessary and reasonable for proper and efficient performance and administration of Federal awards; b. Be allocable to Federal awards under the provisions of this Circular; c. Be authorized or not prohibited under Federal or local laws or regulations; d. Conform to any limitations or exclusions set forth in there principles, Federal laws, terms and conditions of the Federal award, or other governing regulations as to types or amounts of cost items; e. Be consistent with policies, regulations, and procedures that apply uniformly to both Federal awards and other activities of the government unit;

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f. Be accorded consistent treatment. A cost may not be assigned to a Federal award as a direct cost if any other costs incurred for the same purpose in like circumstances has been allocated to the Federal award as a direct cost; g. Except as otherwise provided for in this Circular, be determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; h. Not be included as a cost or used to meet cost sharing or matching requirements of any other Federal award in either the current or a prior period, except as specifically provided by Federal law or regulation; i. Be adequately documented. Allowable Costs The following are allowable costs a. Personnel and non-personnel costs directly related to providing services to participants. Generally such costs are: 1. Salaries, fringe benefits, equipment, supplies, space, staff training, costs related to providing direct services; 2. Books, instructional materials, and other teaching aids used by or for participants; 3. Equipment and materials used in providing training to participants; 4. Classroom space and utility costs. Disallowed Costs The following are disallowed costs: a. Disallowed advertising and public relations costs as defined in OMB Circular A-87; b. Alcoholic beverages; c. Bad debts; d. Personnel compensation which are unallowable in other parts of the Circular 1. Contributions and donations 2. Legal expenses for prosecution of claims against the Federal Government 3. Entertainment 4. Fund Raising 5. General Government expense 6. Interest 7. Lobbying Funds must not be spent on construction or purchase of facilities or buildings except with certain exceptions. Funds cannot be spent on the following: • Expenses prohibited under any other Federal or local law or regulation; • Foreign travel.

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WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT – ADULT PROGRAM/DISLOCATED WORKER PURPOSE AND GOALS Adult Services encompass workforce investment programs and initiatives that provide millions of adult workers with workforce preparation and talent development services, and help employers find the skilled workers they need. Activities promote and facilitate an integrated public workforce system through which a full array of services is offered. These services are available to workers and employers through the national network of One-Stop Career Centers. Programs advance talent development through a demand-driven system that addresses the needs of skilled workers as well as those in need of training. ETA investments in adult services are aligned with the Workforce Innovation through Regional Economic Development (WIRED) framework and with workforce preparation that includes post-secondary education with industry-recognized credentials in high growth industries. Proposers are encouraged to view the Guam Workforce State Plan and Plans of Work at the GDOL website at www.guamdol.net Please note that the Guam Workforce State Plan and Plans of Work is being modified for submission to USDOL Employment and Training Administration (USDOL ETA) by April 28, 2007 as mandated. For information purposes all updates to the plan will be posted accordingly. Definitions of Dislocated Workers A dislocated worker is an individual who:

Has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment; Has demonstrated an appropriate attachment to the workforce and unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation; Has been terminated or laid off or received notification of termination or layoff from employment s a result of a permanent closure or substantial layoff; Is employed at a facility, where the employer has made the general announcement that the facility will close within a 180 days; Was self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community or because of a natural disaster; or Is a displaced homemaker who is no longer supported by another family member.

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Objectives
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To increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment; To increase retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into employment; To increase earnings received in unsubsidized employment for dislocated workers; and To enhance customer satisfaction for participants and for employers.

SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES The department seeks to encourage service providers to develop proposals that are: (1) creative and innovative, (2) high impact, (3) sustainable, (4) cost-effective, and (5) consistent with the policy priorities established by the USDOL ETA. We therefore encourage proposals that include subcontracting and/or partnerships to allow leveraging of additional resources through collaboration. The proposers program should fit into activities and programs that are being carried out by others within the community, to ensure that these programs do not operate in isolation. The following are the priority industry clusters established by the department: - Construction and Trades - Allied Health - Software and Information Technology - Retail - Hospitality and Tourism In addition, the department is accepting applications for Classroom Based Training: – Programs that offer classroom based training consistent with the intent of the Workforce Investment Act. In addition classroom based training must be training that is available to the general public at large. Courses should be offered at a per participant cost as the department will not commit to a total amount of participants to be referred. Alternative Secondary School – Programs that offers the participant to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalence. This includes alternative secondary school such as the adult high school program or privately run alternative secondary school program. Occupational Skill Training – Classroom based or hands-on training that occurs at employer worksites or institutional training sites that allows the participant to apply knowledge and skills attained in classroom-based activities (theory) for a specific occupational skill or trade. It includes apprenticeship training or customized training programs. Customized Training - This training is designed to meet the special needs of an employer. Such employers are required to pay at least fifty percent of the training. (20 CFR Section 663.715) Skill Upgrading: A training component designed to enhance job skill with efficiency. ADW-RFP WIA 07-AD-0001 13

Proposal Guidelines All proposers should be advised that potential contract entities will be required to provide services to those individuals served in the previous contract period who have been determined eligible to participate and GDOL/AHRD will provide a list of the individuals to the Contractor. A. Proposals must clearly delineate specific services, expected outcomes and evaluation services. Entity submitting proposal must clearly outline each service and the costs associated with the understanding that due to funding one or more of the listed services may be eliminated at any time. Failure to clearly address the purposes, goals objectives, scope of work and deliverables by the proposer may result in immediate dismissal of consideration. The contract period will run from July 1, 2007 through July 31, 2008, contingent upon funding availability. The contract renewal to cover program year 2008-2009 will be dependant upon performance.

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ATTACHMENTS

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Attachment #1
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL COVER PAGE Agency Organization Submitting Proposal Name: _______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip Code: ___________________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________ Fax: _________________ E-mail: _________________

Title of Project: ________________________________________________________________ Check One: G G G For-Profit Organization Not-for-Profit Organization Government Organization

Proposal Contact Person: __________________________________________________________ Contact Person’s Telephone/Extension: ____________________________________________ Total Number of Participants Served: _______________________________________________ Cost per Participant: ___________________________________________________________ Brief Description of Organization: __________________________________________________

I certify that I have reviewed the proper checklist and that all needed documents are attached in this proposal.

____________________________________________________ Authorized Signature

________________________ Date

Typed Name and Job Title

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Attachment # 2
RFP Budget Worksheet
Vendor Name: Program Period: 07/01/07 to 06/30/08
BUDGET BREAKDOWN

A budget breakdown is required of those programs that are not commercially available off-the-shelf training package purchased competitively and shall be submitted separately in a format developed by the proposer. “Commercially available off-the-shelf training package” means a training package sold or traded to the general public in the course of normal business operations, at prices based on established catalog or market prices. To be considered as “sold to the general public,” the package must be regularly sold in sufficient quantities to constitute a real commercial market to buyers that must include other than WIA programs. The package must include performance criteria pertaining to the delivery of the package, which may include participant attainment of knowledge, skills or a job.”

INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete this portion only if proposed training is a commercially available off-the-shelf training package. If costs for books, instructional materials, and training supplies are not included in the tuition, please complete Item B of this Budget Breakdown sheet. A. TUITION-BASED

$____________x __________________x ________________ (Cost Per Credit/Training Hour) (No. of Credits/Training Hours)

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TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, & TRAINING SUPPLIES A detailed listing of books, instructional materials and training supplies is required. Kindly list each item by title (description), quantity, and cost. Items not listed will not be authorized for purchase. Description Quantity Unit Issue Cost Per Item Total

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TOTAL PROPOSED PROGRAM COST (A Only, or A + B): $________________________

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Attachment #3
REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPOSERS Please provide the applicable documentation listed below to the Agency for Human Resources Development: 1. Current Guam Business License and all other licenses or certifications required to conduct specialized training, at time of proposal submission. Certified proof of the required insurance coverage, prior to execution of any Agreement. Copy of the Federal and Local Tax Exemption Certification for documentation purposes (applicable only to private non-profit organizations), at time of proposal submission. Copy of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan, prior to the execution of any Agreement. Resumes, license and/or certification of Training Instructors and Counselors for the project, at the time of proposal submission.

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Attachment #4
REPRESENTATIONS, ASSURANCES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

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Company Name: _________________________________________________________ Company Address:________________________________________________________ Telephone Number: ___________________; FAX: ____________________________ E-Mail Address: ____________________________

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Name and telephone number of the person(s) who has the authority to submit proposals: _______________________________________________________________________

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Name and telephone number of the person(s) who has the authority to sign contracts: ________________________________________________________________________

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The legal status of the proposer’s organization (e.g., corporation, sole proprietorship, post-secondary education institution, etc.): ________________________________________________________________________

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Date of establishment/incorporation: _________________________________________ Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): _______________________________ Worker’s Compensation Account Number: ____________________________________ Is the company co-owned or controlled by a parent company? _____ Yes ____ No If Yes, name of parent company: ____________________________________________

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Is the proposer authorized/licensed to do business in Guam? ____ Yes ____No

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Is the proposer bound by Federal or local Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity rules? _____ Yes ____ No If Yes, has the company filed all required EEO reports to the necessary agencies: _____ Yes ____ No

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The company certifies that it is not debarred nor suspended under Federal and Local rulings from receiving federal funds: _____ Yes ____ No The company certifies that its organization is not on the EPA list of Violating Facilities, but is in compliance with all applicable standards, orders or requirements issued under Section 306 of the Clean Air Act 42 USC 1857 (h); Section 508 of the Clean Water Act 33 USC 1368; Executive Order 11738; and Environmental Protection Agency Regulations 40 CFR Part 15 _____ Yes ____ No Does the company have current or future plans for a buyout or sale? ____ Yes ____ No The company certifies that its organization and/or its principals are not on the General Services Administrations “List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Nonprocurement Programs” in accordance with Executive Orders 12549 and 12689. _____ Yes ____ No The company certifies that it will not enter into contracts with subcontractors who are debarred or suspended from such transactions to complete work-related to this Request for Proposal: _____ Yes ____ No The company certifies that its organization will not and has not used Federal appropriated funds to pay any person or organization for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any Federal agency, a member of Congress, officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with obtaining any Federal contract, grant or any other award covered by 31 USC 1352 _____ Yes ____ No The company certifies that its organization shall also disclose any lobbying with nonFederal funds that takes place in connection with obtaining any Federal award. _____ Yes ____ No The company certifies it is a drug-free work place_____ Yes ____ No

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The company certifies is not delinquent on any Federal or local debt _____ Yes ____ No

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The company certifies that all information contained in this proposal is true and correct, and shall be open to verification, should the SCDJFS chose to do so. The warrants that the costs quoted for services are not in excess of those that would be charged any individual for the same services performed_____ Yes ____ No

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CHECKLIST (Attachment 5) RFP NAME: _________________________________________________________________ Program: ____________________________________________________________________ ** Please remember to submit a complete proposal for each program for which you are applying.** Check that required formatting was followed and all areas are complete 1 paper original of the proposal; 1 disk or CD-ROM in Microsoft WORD (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Cover sheet (Attachment 1) 1 page; Organization name; Address; Phone, Fax, E-Mail Address; Title of project; Type of entity (government, for-profit, non-profit); Contact person(s) for application; Total number of participants served; Cost per participant; Brief description of organization; Official signature and title. Executive Summary: Narrative Proposal contains: Project description; Program elements; Detailed budget substantiating the program costs; Overview of how services will be delivered; Statement regarding staff and qualifications; including disclosure of family relationships with the awarding entity; Record keeping standards; Coordination of supervision; Follow-through; Program Evaluation Procedure; Does not exceed 30 pages maximum.

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Budget Worksheet

Attachments: Cover Page (Attachment 1); Budget Form; (Attachment 2); Representations, Assurances and Certifications (Attachment 4); Staffing Summary Form; including disclosure of family relationships with the awarding agency; ( generated); Memoranda of Agreement describing partnerships and roles; ( generated);

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ADULT/DISLOCATED WORKER PROPOSAL RATING SHEET CATAGORY
Statement of the problems/need is clear; Needs assessment tools utilized; Strategies to be implemented; Statement of goals & objectives clearly Stated; Target group & services they will receive; Target group enhanced/expanded services; Outreach & recruitment activities; Program design & content; Overall approach; Program content; Outcomes; Descriptions of evaluation tools; Management of evaluation process: Outcome relates to 1 or more of the goals; Identifies the types and data to be collected and maintained; Frequency of data; Collection & review; Report procedure described; Demonstrated organization effectiveness; Prior experience with a project of this sort; Fiscal liability demonstrated; Readiness of implementation; Qualifications of staff; Innovative design; Unusual features of the project; Reduction in cost & time; Extraordinary community involvement; Project budget; Reasonable program costs; Model procedures; Holds the potential for replication by organizations; Substantial involvement in community; Collaborations; Total Points

POSSIBLE POINTS
10 pts.

10 pts.

15 pts.

25 pts.

15 pts

10 pts. 15 pts. 15 pts.

40 pts.

30 pts.

30 pts..

10 pts.

25 pts.

250 pts.

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WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT RESOURCES: Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Website: http://www.doleta.gov Guam Workforce State Plan and Plans of Work http://www.guamdol.net American Competitiveness Initiative (Whitehouse Domestic Policy Council, February 2006) http://www.whitehouse.gov/stateoftheunion/2006/aci/aci06-booklet.pdf 21st Century Innovation Workgroup Final Report (Council on Competitiveness) http://www.compete.org/docs/pdf/NII_21st_Century_Innovation%20Report.pdf Measuring Regional Innovation (Council on Competitiveness) http://www.compete.org/nri/regional_reports_and_resources.asp Strengthening America’s Communities, Final Report (Council on Competitiveness / Department of Commerce) http://www.compete.org/newsroom/readnews.asp?id=319 A Governor’s Guide to Cluster-Based Economic Development (National Governor’s Association) http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/AM02CLUSTER.pdf Regional Innovation Guide - Growing the Economy from the Grassroots: The Tools for Creating Prosperity in Regional Economies (Council on Competitiveness) http://www.compete.org/pdf/regional_innovation_guide.pdf Higher Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Trends and the Role of Federal Programs (Government Accountability Office— GAO— Report) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06702t.pdf Building Blocks to Building Skills: An Inventory of Adult Learning Models and Innovations (prepared by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for the U.S. Department of Labor WIRED Project) http://www.cael.org/pdf/publication_pdf/BuildingBlocksforBuildingSkills.pdf

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DEFINITIONS Activities – a specific task or grouping of tasks that provides a service or product and has recognizable results. Deliverables – a tangible, quantitative, measurable result to be attained as a requirement of the contract or agreement such as a product, service, or property. Deliverable Target – a quantifiable goal, result or effect with which to measure success. Industry Cluster – a concentration of businesses and industries that are interconnected by the markets they serve, the products they produce, their suppliers, trade associations and the educational institutions from which their employees or prospective employees receive training. These industry clusters are economic in nature and not geographically bounded. Innovation – the implementation of new ideas to create value and drive change – in products, processes or services, or in work organizations and management systems. The gold standard of innovation is inventing a new (“breakthrough”) technology or process that wholly disrupts existing markets (i.e., a “disruptive” technology), creates whole new markets or drives improvements across other industries (i.e., an “enabling” technology). Identifying critical and emerging skill requirements and creating programs to develop the workforce pipeline as strategic responses to shifting economic demands is very complex. This RFP seeks innovation in building of or linking existing innovative practices to improve key components of the workforce development system. Just in Time Workforce – the coordinated efforts of industry, education and government to ensure that the skilled talent pool is available at the right time and location as needed. Key Partners – individuals or entities who contribute to the concept development, implementation, and sustainability of the project and who have direct accountability for the project. Key Stakeholders – a cross-section of public and private industry representatives who contribute to and benefit from the core functions, products, resources, and technologies of the cluster and the economic trends and influences that impact the growth and development of the cluster. Model – a project or program that is worthy to be imitated and serves as a standard to be repeated since it accomplished goals and objectives that could be used effectively in similar situations. Outcome\Performance Metric – a qualitative or quantative description of intended results,

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effects, or consequences that will occur from carrying out a program or activity; a long-term, ultimate measure of success. Replicability – the ability to be broadly reproduced, imitated, repeated or copied. Sustainability – the establishment of the ongoing means of support and maintenance that will ensure the continued existence of the proposal, program, project, or process. Workforce Pipeline – the source of existing and developing talent to supply the skills requirements of industry on a continued and sustaining basis.

WIRED – Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development

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