Operation of the Shriver Job Corps Center with O/A and CTS

Type: Solicitation • ID: 1605JE-21-R-00009


Posted: April 2, 2021, 10:29 a.m. EDT

Solicitation updated to include Amendment 0001.

The US Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Office of the Senior Procurement Executive (OSPE), Job Corps Acquisition Services (JCAS) is issuing a Request for Proposal, (RFP), for Operation of the Shriver Job Corps Center located at 270 Jackson Road, Devens, MA 01434, which will include Outreach and Admissions (OA) and Career Transition Services (CTS) for eligible individuals participating in the Job Corps program. The RFP will be posted as a small business set-aside.

The Job Corps program was originally established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; current authorization for the program is authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The Job Corps program is a national residential and non-residential training and employment program administered by the US Department of Labor to address multiple barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged youth, ages 16-24 years, throughout the United States.

This effort requires the contractor to operate the aforementioned Job Corps center which includes provision of academic, career technical, career success and independent living skills, career readiness training, and support services, for a total planned On-Board Strength of 300 students, consisting of 272 residential and 28 non-residential students. The contractor shall also operate residential quarters (housing) and services for all students as applicable. The Contractor shall provide OA services in the following workforce development areas in the state of Massachusetts. Visit for the recruitment area map.

MassHire Merrimack Valley and MassHire North Shore (Essex County); MassHire Metro North, MassHire Greater Lowell, MassHire North Central and MassHire Metro South/West (Middlesex County); and MassHire Boston and MassHire Metro North (Suffolk County).

The contractor shall ensure the annual arrival of a minimum of 1087 students to the Shriver Job Corps Center. The contractor will also be required to provide CTS annually for students enrolled at the Shriver Job Corps Center, regardless of where the graduate or former enrollee resides or matriculates, and former enrollees within their eligibility period that separated under the prior operator.

The RFP will be available on the World Wide Web at the government point of entry, Contract Opportunities located at The RFP will be posted as a small business set-aside will be fixed price, and will have not-to-exceed CLINS for construction, equipment, and career technical skills training. It is anticipated that the resultant contract will have a two-year base period of performance and three, one-year option periods. A pre-proposal conference will be held. The date, time and place of the pre-proposal conference will be identified in the Request for Proposal, (RFP). It is recommended that potential offerors download and read the RFP from the web site prior to attending the pre-proposal conference. All questions must be submitted in writing and will be addressed via an amendment to the RFP.

Posted: March 16, 2021, 12:04 p.m. EDT
Posted: March 16, 2021, 8:24 a.m. EDT


Response Deadline
April 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EDT Past Due
March 16, 2021, 8:24 a.m. EDT (updated: April 2, 2021, 10:29 a.m. EDT)
Set Aside
Small Business (SBA)
Place of Performance
Devens, MA 01434 United States

Current SBA Size Standard
$21 Million
Fixed Price
Est. Level of Competition
Signs of Shaping
71% of obligations for similar contracts within the DOL Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management were awarded full & open.
On 3/16/21 DOL Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management issued Solicitation 1605JE-21-R-00009 for Operation of the Shriver Job Corps Center with O/A and CTS due 4/16/21. The opportunity was issued with a Small Business (SBA) set aside with NAICS 611519 (SBA Size Standard $21 Million) and PSC M1CZ.
Primary Contact
Barry Jordan   Profile
(202) 693-3303

Secondary Contact

Steven Fusco   Profile
(617) 788-0118


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