Request for Qualifications – Partners to Boston and Metro North Application for Massachusetts Gaming Commission Community Mitigation Funds

Through this Request for Qualifications released on 11/10/22, the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development/Economic Development Industrial Corporation (OWD/EDIC) are seeking partners to develop a proposal for the Community Mitigation Fund (CMF) awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Since 2015, the MGC has offered this grant to help advance the workforce development needs of communities in the vicinity of Encore Boston Harbor. For more information, please visit https://massgaming.com/about/community-mitigation-fund/.  Our agencies anticipate jointly developing an application for funding along with selected partners to support hospitality-related skills training programming. There is no guarantee of funding availability or award.

Please email responses to: rfp@masshiremetronorth.org – any questions regarding this RFQ can also be directed to the same email addresses.

There will be no bidder’s conference.

Submission Instructions – Please submit responses with narratives no longer than 2 pages. Please submit narratives in one-inch margin, 12 point fonts, and single spaced. Responses are due by email no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, December 5, 2022.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) Download


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Neighborhood Jobs Trust FY2023


The NJT Trustees are issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) through OWD and their Managing Agent, the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston (EDIC), doing business as the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). OWD will handle all questions concerning this RFP, review all submissions, and prepare funding recommendations. Selected applicants will enter into contracts with EDIC as Managing Agent of NJT. The anticipated start date for contracts awarded under this procurement will be January 1, 2023. Contracts may have a one or two-year period of performance. This RFP solicits competitive proposals for job training services to train eligible Boston residents for in-demand careers.

We are accepting applications in two categories:
Category 1: Occupational Skills Training Programs – Eligible services include occupational skills training or other forms of job training, including Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Applicants in this category will propose a program to recruit, assess and train eligible individuals, and provide job placements. Awards for this category will range from $90,000-$150,000.
Category 2: Supportive Partnerships – These grants will fund partnerships between programs that provide intensive case management and skills development along with occupational skills training and job placement. Proposed partnerships should be tailored to the needs of individuals with barriers to employment. Awards for this category will range from $200,000-$250,000.

Proposal Submission

Full proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM ET on Monday, December 5th. Please consult the RFP below for instructions on how to submit your proposal.


Bidders’ Conference
Organizations interested in bidding on the RFP are strongly encouraged to participate in the scheduled Bidders’ Conference on Monday, October 31st at 12:00 PM ET. All Q&A from the Conference will be made available to the public on the OWD website at owd.boston.gov no later than November 8th.

Bidders’ Conference PowerPoint Download

Bidders’ Conference Q&A Download


Submissions of Inquiry
Questions regarding this RFP should be submitted in writing to Anna Sherr at njt@boston.gov by Monday, November 28th at 5:00 PM ET. Phone calls will not be accepted. Responses to questions received during the procurement process will be posted on the OWD website. It is the bidder’s responsibility to check the website for updates. OWD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM ET on Monday, December 5th.


Examples of Past RFPs

Below are examples of previous RFPs released through the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development. These are provided as references only, as they are not currently open for proposals. Future RFPs may include different parameters than the examples provided here.

FY23 Career exploration and cohort development services to young adults RFP

FY22 OFE Orientation and Recruitment Digital Literacy Implementation RFP

FY20 Alternative Education Initiative RFP
FY20 Community Development Block Grant RFP
FY20 Neighborhood Jobs Trust RFP
FY20 WIOA-Youth RFP

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