Advance Central PA regularly posts public notices pertaining to workforce development programs, procurement opportunities, etc.

Open public notices are listed below.

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RFP / Contracting Opportunities

Advance Central PA is responsible for planning, evaluation, and oversight of workforce development programs/services in the nine-county regions. Utilizing the various methods of procurement, Advance Central PA solicits products and services from the community at large. All proposals will be screened for inclusion of all required information and evaluated by a committee. Once the committee evaluates and ranks all proposals received, a recommendation is made to the Board of Directors or Executive Management. Advance Central PA strongly encourages all vendors to read all sections of the procurement and adhere to the submission instructions.

Advance Central PA releases solicitations for commodities and services on a periodic basis. Please continue to visit our website periodically for formal solicitations.

Multifunctional Devices

Advance Central PA seeks a vendor or vendors for the lease and maintenance of seven (7) Multifunctional Devices (MFD) for use in PA CareerLink® Offices in Bellefonte, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Williamsport and Sunbury and for the lease and maintenance of two (2) Multifunctional Devices (MFD) for use in the Advance Central PA office in Lewisburg.

Proposals are due January 28, 2022.

Evaluative Study Services

PA CareerLink® and Local Workforce Development Board Programs

Advance Central PA competitively seeks a qualified provider of independent third-party evaluation services to assist in implementing evidence based contracting and evaluation tools that result in continuous improvement of Advance Central PA’s workforce development programs. The selected provider will conduct all research including gathering data, performing interviews with WDB and PA CareerLink® partner staff, program participants, and businesses. The selected provider will compile results into a briefing report and make recommendations for continuous improvement ensuring the Central PA CareerLink® network and services provided are relevant, efficient, and effective. The selected provider will also provide data resources, forms, evaluation tools, etc. that Advance Central PA can implement and use for future analysis of our programs.

Proposals are due February 16, 2022.

Local / Regional Plan

The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC), dba Advance Central PA, is a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires local workforce development boards and chief elected officials to engage in an integrated regional and local workforce planning process to prepare, submit, and obtain approval of a single collaborative regional plan that incorporates local plans for each of the local areas within the given workforce planning region. This Includes the Central Workforce Development Area and Juniata County within the South-Central Workforce Development Area. These plans serve as a four-year action plans to develop, align, and integrate service delivery strategies to support the Commonwealth’s vision and strategic and operational goals.

PY 2021-2024 Regional and Local Plans

Advance Central PA’s Regional and Local Plans for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025, outlining the workforce strategies and goals have been reviewed and approved by the Workforce Development Board, Local Elected Officials Board, and the Commonwealth. The plans outline strategic workforce priorities for the next four years.

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