2012 WIA Request for Proposals
Strategic Planning Facilitation Services
Pee Dee Local Workforce Investment Area
Question: If I'm not mistaken, a RFP was issued in 2008 for Strategic Planning for Pee Dee Workforce Investment Board. Which firm or individual was awarded the contract based on the 2008 RPF and what was the cost?
Answer: The contract award for 2008 was made to Thomas P. Miller and Associates in the amount of $45,000.
Question: Is the firm or individual awarded the 2008 Strategic Planning eligible to bid?
Question: Other than your Program Year 2011 Modification, have there been any updates to the stategic plan that resulted from the 2008 RFP? If so, were the updates completed using internal staff or external consultants? If external consultants were used, who did the work and what was the cost of the updates?
Answer: Staff, along with the Pee Dee WIB reviewed/updated the Strategic Plan on an annual basis. No external consultants were used for the updates.
Question: I've searched your website and have been unable to locate your Strategic Plan. Is your plan available electronically? If so, please direct me to the appropriate location on your website.
Answer: Our 2008 Strategic Plan is available electronically and will be posted today at www.peedeewib.org. Please note that, due to changes in funding levels and the necessity that the administrative entity also become involved in day-to-day operations, some of our previous plans may no longer be relevant and/or feasible.
Question: To what extent has your most recent Strategic Plan been fully or partially implemented?
Answer: A summary report, detailing our local area's progress toward strategic objectives will be posted today at www.peedeewib.org.
Question: Based on past experience, effective outreach and community engagement, which is so critical in terms of inclusiveness, communication, and buy-in, can be challenge in a multi-county region. What assistance should the consultant expect in terms of identifying key stakeholders in each County and assistance with securing sites or venues for focus groups and/or ohter community and outreach activities?
Answer: Pee Dee LWIA staff will assist the consultant with identifying key stakeholders, extending invitations for focus groups, and securing sites for meetings, focus groups, and outreach activities, if such assistance is required.
Question: What is the budget range for this project?
Answer: The Pee Dee LWIB has set aside the $25,000 incentive it received for achieving the designation of High Performing Workforce Board to procure Strategic Planning. Ideally, we hope to award a contract in that amount or less. However, all interested offerors are encouraged to apply, as cost, alone, will not be the determining factor in making the award. The WIB may decide it is most advantageous to negotiate an award in an amount slightly higher than planned and use other funds to supplement the $25,000 budgeted for this purpose.