Metro North Regional Employment Board
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Youth Services Operator Procurement


Metro North REB Announces Release of Youth Services RFP

The Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB) announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a Youth Services Operator(s) for Fiscal Year 2019 covering the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 with potential renewals of up to two additional years. Approximately $332,190 will be available for the selected Youth Services Operator for the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. The two youth programs specifically part of this RFP are funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth program and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Connecting Activities program. The selected operator will be responsible for providing workforce development services for youth within the Metro North region under these two programs. The selected operator may also implement other youth programs that may become available through the REB from public and private sources. In addition, there may be opportunities for additional funding for youth services contracted directly between the selected operator and youth providers/partners in the region. The selected operator should describe an innovative service delivery plan for these funded projects as well as articulate a long-term strategic vision for youth services in Metro North.

Please click on the following links to download the RFP and Budget Form:



Questions and Answers, and Amendments, will be posted here. Bidders are responsible for checking back for new Q & As, as well as any addenda or modfications to the RFP.

  • RFP Amendment I ( posted 12/7/2017)- Bidder’s Conference Webinar Participation



December 4, 2017

Request for Proposals released

December 13, 2017

Bidder’s Conference Webinar 2:00pm EST

December 20, 2017

Letters of Intent due by 4:00pm EST

A letter of intent is required for a proposal to be considered

Submit to

January 12, 2018

Deadline for submission of written questions

January 26, 2018

Proposals due by 4:00pm EST

By March 2, 2018

Bidders notified of outcome

Contract start date

July 1, 2018



MNREB FY 17-20 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan provides information on the REB’s overarching priorities, target industries and occupational clusters, and target priority populations. 

[Download Strategic Plan [PDF]  






Please note that this system was not designed to keep track of which organizations have downloaded a specific document. As a result, it is the responsibility of every Bidder to check this webpage (  for any addenda or modifications to a solicitation for which they intend to respond. The REB accepts no liability and will provide no accommodation to bidders who fail to check for amended solicitations and submit inadequate or incorrect responses.





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