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Organizational Background

The San Diego Workforce Partnership is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization chartered by the County and the City of San Diego to support workforce development in the San Diego region. The organization’s primary funding is allocated by the Department of Labor under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The organization receives additional funding from the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego and private philanthropy, among other sources. The organization’s mission is to empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. The vision of the Workforce Partnership is that every business in our region has access to a skilled workforce and every job seeker has access to meaningful employment. For additional information, please visit workforce.org.

Project Scope

The Workforce Partnership seeks to engage one or more vendors to provide training leading to phlebotomy technician I certification for up to 20 enrolled Workforce Partnership participants in Fall 2021.

The successful respondent(s) will be asked to provide phlebotomy courses for the purpose of training individuals and preparing them for California certification. The phlebotomy training program must be approved by Laboratory Field Services in the California Department of Public Health.

Respondents may choose to bid for a subset of training slots, with the understanding that this may impact the level of service they are requested to provide and the level of funding available to them. Training must be completed by November 1, 2021.


Please provide a clear and concise budget that outlines all service delivery costs as well as any software or start-up/activation costs. Budget should clearly specify pricing approach (e.g. by student, machine, task, hourly rate). Both start up and annual costs will be considered in vendor selection. Pricing must be inclusive of cost of supply and provision of services during the service period and include any applicable taxes. The prices quoted should be valid for a period of 3 years.

Respondents should propose a cost per client. The Workforce Partnership expects to spend no more than $50,000 in total on services procured for 20 clients under this RFB in fiscal year 2022.

Bid Format

Submit the following items by email to procurement@workforce.org no later than 5 p.m. PST on July 23, 2021 with “RFB RESPONSE: Phlebotomy Training, Sector Initiatives” in the subject line of the email.

1. A single PDF document containing:

     A. Title page

    • Include organization name, address, phone number, website and federal tax identification number, as well as the name, phone number, email and electronic signature for the person authorized to negotiate the contract and make decisions for the organization.

     B. Organizational background and qualifications (no more than 5 pages) addressing the following points:

    • Organizational history
    • Description of your instructors’ credentials and experience
    • Description of instruction sites including name(s) and location(s)
    • Description of COVID-19 safety measures for in-person learning activities
    • How many students can be accommodated during the requested grant period
    • Student outcomes data (ex. # of students placed in employment in XX time following credential attainment)

     C. Three references from other clients with whom you have conducted similar work in the past

    • Include the name of the organization, the name of an individual who we can contact at the organization, the contact’s email address and phone number and a brief (no greater than 25 words) description of the work performed for the organization

     D. List of Licenses & Certifications:

    • Proof of CDPH license/number and the date of application for license renewal
    • List of instructors with their license numbers
    • Certification(s) of small, minority-owned, women-owned or labor surplus area business (if available)

     E. Sample schedule with the number of hours for each activity

     F. Sample curriculum

     G. Sample of recent customer service data reflecting the experiences of individuals trained by your organization

    • Third party evaluations are most preferred, followed by reviews posted directly by customers on the internet and then internal customer service surveys if no other resources are available

     H. Letter(s) of support (optional)

2. Completed and signed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (Attachment)

What’s Next: Timeline

July 20, 2021
Final day to submit questions
July 21, 2021
Responses to questions will be posted on the Procurement Page of the Workforce Partnership website
July 23, 2021
Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. PST
July 30, 2021
Successful respondent(s) will be notified
August 23, 2021
Services may begin

Miscellaneous Requirements


Questions must be submitted by email to procurement@workforce.org with “RFB QUESTION: Phlebotomy Training Sector Initiatives” in the subject line no later than 5 p.m. PST on July 20, 2021.

Service agreement template

By submitting a proposal, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in the Attachment labeled “Service Agreement Template” should you be selected as a successful bidder.

Conflict of Interest

Bidders are required to list any and all individuals who contributed to the preparation of the proposal in the attachment labeled “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.” Disclosure of any actual or potential conflicts of interest related to this RFB is required. All bidders must fill the form out and submit, if even if there are no actual or potential conflicts of interest.

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