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File #: 21-0602   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2021
Title: Approve Sole Source Contracts for Adult and Youth Workforce Development Services in San Mateo County
Attachments: 1. CLCP Contract, 2. Job Train Contract

Approve Sole Source Contracts for Adult and Youth Workforce Development Services in San Mateo County

NOVA contracts out adult and youth workforce development services in San Mateo County, under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). It currently contracts with the Central Labor Council Partnership (CLCP) for adult services and with JobTrain for youth services. NOVA has been approved by the State to directly provide adult and youth services at the Sunnyvale Job Center.

CLCP provides career services to adult job seekers at the San Mateo Job Center. Services include assessment, career advising and individualized employment planning, training, online job board and career navigation workshops that support a customer-driven model. JobTrain provides youth services at its Menlo Park center to primarily out-of-school youth, ages 16 to 24. Services include assessment and case management, guidance toward secondary school diploma or equivalent, preparation for postsecondary education and training, and connections with prospective employers.

The adult and youth services in San Mateo County are competitively procured and were last procured in 2017. At that time, contracts were awarded to CLCP and the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) for adult services and to JobTrain for youth services. The City Council approved the adult and youth services contracts at its June 20, 2017 meeting (RTC No. 17-0536 for adult services, RTC No. 17-0507 for youth services). Contracts were for one year with the option to renew up to three additional years. Renewal was dependent upon successful performance and available funding. In 2018, the SMCCCD contract was not renewed through mutual agreement due to challenges with launching the program. The CLCP and JobTrain contracts were extended for the allowable three additional years and will expire June 30, 2021.

Pursuant to federal law (29 USCA Section 3122...

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