Request for Proposals (RFP)
Expanded Workforce Recovery Programs
Denver Workforce Services is seeking providers to help expand programs for Denver residents from targeted populations who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 with regard to employment, education, and economic security. The proposed additional services will be funded as part of a relief and recovery grant to the city through U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
Innovative programs are being sought to help re-skill workers displaced from pandemic-affected jobs into career pathways in high-growth, in-demand occupations. Digital literacy and digital access remain a concern, along with needs for support services to reduce barriers to employment security. Programs funded through this RFP will complement the city’s existing workforce services.
PRE-BID MEETING: A pre-bid meeting will be held virtually at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. LINK TO JOIN.
Questions to be addressed at this virtual meeting are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
We posted the Q&A from the Pre-Bid Meeting on this page as an RFP Addendum before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
FINAL PROPOSALS DUE: By 4 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021.
RFP GUIDELINES(PDF, 377KB)
CDBG-CV Part I Services RFP Sample Agreement(PDF, 860KB)
CDBG Part II Sample Agreement(PDF, 758KB)
CDBG Duplication of Benefits Attestation(PDF, 2MB)
ADDENDUM #1 - Q&A From March 31, 2021 Pre-Bid Meeting(PDF, 206KB)
SLIDE DECK Presented at March 31, 2021 Pre-Bid Meeting(PDF, 987KB)
PROPOSAL CHECKLIST(PDF, 278KB)
Denver Workforce Services delivers and oversees contractors for the city’s public workforce system, and recently released its 2019-20 Annual Report. Denver Workforce is operated by Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO), which serves as administrator of HUD funds for the City & County of Denver. For this and other solicitations, DEDO offers its 2021 User’s Guide: What you need to know as you Apply for, Receive, and Report on HUD Funds. For further questions on this RFP, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.