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Department for this solicitation: Procurement
Date Prepared: 01/29/24 Types: RFP
Advertisement Type:
Solicitation/Project#: 6100060351 Solicitation/Project Title: 12 Sub Wage Comp Integ Employment (SWTCIE) East
Description: The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I), Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) seeks collaborative opportunities with qualified entities in meeting the needs of the Disability Innovation Fund (DIF)- Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Grant Award PR# H421D220003. OVR is seeking a single entity to manage the delivery of services identified as the “InVEST” (Integrated Vocational Engagement & Support Team) Project at 6 district project sites throughout the term of the contract.

All Offerors are required to create a user profile within the Commonwealth's JAGGAER portal.

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There is mandatory Small Diverse Business (SDB) and Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) Participation.  The Department’s Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) has developed a goal setting policy based upon recommendations from its 2018 Disparity Study.  The goal setting policy requires BDISBO and agencies to identify contract-specific participation goals for SDBs (which include Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises, LGBT Business Enterprises, Disability-Owned Business Enterprises, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises) and VBEs (which include Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises).  Proposers must either agree to meet the participation goals in full or must request a full or partial Good Faith Efforts waiver from one or both of the participation goals. Failure to meet the participation goals or establish they have made good faith efforts to meet the participation goals will result in rejection of a proposal as nonresponsive. The goals that have been established for this Project are set forth below:

                                    SDB - 12%

                                      VBE - 3%

Further information can be found in RFP Questions Groups 1.2 and 1.3.

SDB and VBE Goal Information Session.  The Commonwealth has made significant changes to the SDB and VBE requirements, and failure to meet these requirements may result in your proposal being deemed nonresponsive. Therefore, the Issuing Office will hold an SDB and VBE Goal Information Session for this RFP which we highly recommend you attend. The purpose of this Session is to provide an overview of the RFP and SDB and VBE Participation submission instructions. Offerors may ask questions in accordance with Section 10, Questions and Answers contained in this Description Section. Offerors may also ask questions during the Session, however responses provided during the Session are not official until the question is submitted in writing using the Q&A Board in JAGGAER. Q&A Board questions and written responses shall become part of this RFP.

The location, date, and time of the SDB and VBE Goal Information Session are as follows:

SDB and VBE Goal Information Session - held virtually via MS Teams,
Tuesday, 02/06/2024, 1:00 PM ET.

An RSVP to attend the SDB and VBE Goal Information Session is due via email to Terri Parry, by COB Wednesday, 02/05/2024, 4:00 pm.

Questions & Answers.  Questions must be submitted using the Q&A Board within this event.  Questions must be submitted as individual questions.  Only one question is to be submitted at a time and no attachments are to be uploaded.  Questions must be submitted by the posted deadline. All questions and responses are considered an addendum to and part of this RFP.  The Issuing Office shall not be bound by any verbal information, nor shall it be bound by any written information that is not either contained within the RFP or formally issued by the Issuing Office.  The Issuing Office does not consider questions to be a protest of the specifications or the solicitation.
Department Information
Department/Agency: Department of Labor and Industry Delivery Location: As Identified In The Statement Of Work
County: Multiple Duration: 4 years
Contact Information
First Name: Terri Last Name: Parry
Phone Number:
717-214-4130 Email:
Solicitation Information
Bids must be received by the purchasing agency on the Solicitation Due Date no later than the Solicitation Due Time as set forth in the solicitation. Any conflict between the dates and/or times contained in the solicitation itself or its attachments and this advertisement shall be resolved in favor of the solicitation.

Solicitation Start Date: 01/30/24
Solicitation Due Date: 03/14/24 Solicitation Due Time: 4:00 PM
Solicitation Opening Date: 03/14/24 Solicitation Opening Time: 4:01 PM
Opening Location: Bids Will Be Opened Electronically Using The Jaggaer Bidding Tool
No. of Addendums: 0
Amended Date: 02/26/24

      This procurement has SDB or VBE goals set.
Related Solicitation Files

Original Files
6100060351 12 Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) East BDISBO.pdf
6100060351 SOW Technical Submittal SWTCIE East.docx
RFP 6100060351 Terms and Conditions.pdf
Appendix A Monthly Update Report InVEST Project.doc

Solicitation 6100060351 Addendum 1.pdf

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