Contract Opportunities

Request for Proposals and Quotes


SOWIB Request for Qualifications: RFQ 22-511 Career Readiness

The intent of this solicitation is to identify an individual or organization with specific expertise in working with youth on career and personal goals to develop and implement a weeklong Work Readiness program. 

RFP 22-510 -- initial award notifications were announced via email on 4/8/22


SOWIB Request for Proposals: RFP 22-510 Service Provider

 - Adult & Dislocated Worker Service Provider

 - Youth Service Provider


SOWIB is looking to award up to $3 million dollars in this funding cycle through a mix of competitive grants that fall into two categories:

-Small grants of up to $250k

-Large grants ranging from $300k-$1,000,000

-Coos, Curry, or Douglas counties. Choose to offer service in any or all counties.

-Previous experience with State and Federal Workforce Programs (WIOA) is not required.


We are looking for service providers of all sizes, from a 1-person operation to a team of 100 and everything in between. We have created a very short, simplified application process allowing you quickly answer the most important question. “How could your organization use additional funds innovatively to connect individuals to competitive employment”.


We are looking for programs that provide outside-the-box solutions that help connect any population, especially those that often face disproportionated barriers to participating in the workforce.

Additional Documents:

Glossary of WIOA Workforce Terms

RFP 22-510 Bidders Conference Introduction

RFP 22-510 Bidders Conference - 3/17/22 Q&A

RFP 22-510 Questions Answered - Updated 3/24/22

 Eligible WIOA Participants 

Performance Indicators

SOWIB Policy PW-306 Youth Eligibility

RFP 22-510 Service Provider Administrative Capacity Questionnaire

Please direct questions/comments to: RFP@SOWIB.ORG