Notice of Proposals (RFP) -One Stop Operators-


Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Gaston County Workforce Development Board is requesting proposals for the delivery of One-Stop Operator (Career Center Manager) services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program during the period of December 2020 through June 2021.  Proposals must be in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) at in addition to any applicable program changes relating to WIOA (formerly known as WIA) for Program Year 2020 / Fiscal Year 2020-2021. 

Proposals for the One-Stop Operator (Career Center Manager) services will be accepted from public, private for-profit, private non-profit agencies, labor groups and governmental entities, which have the ability to receive, disburse, and account for funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices; are licensed or otherwise authorized to do business in the State of North Carolina; demonstrate the ability to provide the program services as specified in the RFP; are not debarred or suspended for participation in state or county contracts, fidelity bonded; and demonstrate the ability to comply with WIOA requirements.

Proposal packages may be downloaded by clicking the following link:

 RFP Package – Program Year 2020   

A Virtual Bidder’s Conference will be held on October 6th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 

To attend, please request an invitation link & password by contacting Merissa Mitchell, Clerk to the Board via email at and providing your name, company name, company title and contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address).

Any questions regarding this solicitation should be submitted in writing via email to: Angela Karchmer, Gaston Co WDB Director at no later than Noon on Friday October 2, 2020.  

The submission deadline for RFP packages is Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4pm. Attention: Angela Karchmer, Gaston Co Workforce Development Board, 330 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Way, Gastonia, NC  28052  NOTE: Proposals must be submitted in accordance with specifications and requirements contained in the RFP package** 

The contracted amount for One-Stop Operator (Career Center Manager) services for the Program Year is not to exceed $45,500.  

Proposals shall be valid for 90 days and shall be evaluated based on the criteria outlined in the RFP by a Proposal Review Committee.  The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Final project funding will be contingent upon Gaston County WIOA funding for fiscal year 2020-2021, approval by the Gaston County Workforce Development Board,  and Gaston County Board of Commissioners approval of the WIOA 2020-2021 fiscal budget.