Government Contract | California

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000500012


Agency Bid No. Title: 952-5452

Received Date: 03/03/2016

Close Date: 04/01/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference 03/08/2016 10:00 AM, Questions Due By 03/17/2016 10:00 AM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The County of Fresno, on behalf of DSS is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to provide comprehensive vocational training, job readiness, assistance with job search and assistance with case management with the components previously identified for qualified CalWORKs WTW adult participants ages 18-59, mandated by law to participate in employment and training services to maintain eligibility to receive cash benefits or those who volunteer to participate. The goal of the requested services is to assist individuals receiving CalWORKs to reach self-sufficiency and transition to independence through long term employment. A. Target Population The populations to be served through this RFP have a diagnosed learning disability, have been assessed with a learning disorder through educational test results and / or an appraisal, have a learning difficulty, or a have physical disability or mental health barrier. Participants have the ability to be employed but have limited employment experience, minimal education, and/or need additional skills to become employable. Participants are mandated by law to participate in employment and training services under the CalWORKs WTW program to maintain eligibility to receive cash benefits. Other participants eligible to receive services volunteer to partake in CalWORKs WTW activities. All WTW participants are ages 18-59 and reside throughout the County, including rural areas, and require supportive, vocational and employment services to enhance their ability to compete in the labor market. The WTW participants to be served through this RFP require comprehensive and intensive levels of service due to a diagnosed learning disability, assessed learning disorder, have difficulty learning, a physical disability, mental health issue, are non-English or limited English speaking, and / or have minimal education and work history. WTW participants may have additional barriers including but not limited substance abuse, domestic violence abuse, and / or legal issues. Bidders shall work closely with the DSS Case Managing Job Specialist (CMJS) and DSS contracted vendors to assist participants in addressing additional barriers. Requested services require case management assistance including but not limited to counseling, monitoring and follow-up, and shall be delivered with frequent and open communication with the DSS CMJS. The learning disability classification includes several areas of functioning in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors. While learning disability, learning disorder and learning difficulty are often used interchangeably, they differ. Disorder refers to significant learning problems in an academic area. These problems, however, are not enough to warrant an official diagnosis. Learning disability on the other hand, is an official clinical diagnosis, whereby the individual meets certain criteria, as determined by a professional (psychologist, pediatrician, etc.). The difference is in degree, frequency, and intensity of reported symptoms and problems, and the two should not be confused. When the term learning disorder is used, it describes a group of disorders characterized by inadequate development of specific academic, language, and speech skills

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Product Codes: 92486, 95239

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: County of Fresno

State: California

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Shannon W. Kirby County of Fresno Purchasing, 4525 E. Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Fresno, California, 93702

Phone: 559-600-7116

Fax: 559-600-7126




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