Request for Proposals - 2017 Learn and Earn

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for qualified applicants to provide career development curriculum and paid summer work experience for students under MassCEC’s Learn and Earn Program.

Learn and Earn was launched as a pilot program in the summer of 2014. Over 140 high school students have since participated in the program and have received employment during the summer as well as academic year training with curriculum focused on clean energy. Selected applicants will design and deliver a training program to high school students that provides (i) career exploration, (ii) work readiness training, (iii) paid work-based learning that focuses on clean energy and (iv) dual enrollment that provides credit from a high education institution.

Completed applications must be received by MassCEC no later than 2:00 pm Monday, March 31, 2017. Only complete, timely responses will be considered. Please refer to the following information for important deadlines:

Request for Proposals Release Date

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Close of Applicant Webinar Registration

Monday, January 23, 2017, 4pm

Applicant Webinar*

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1pm

Deadline for Written Questions

Monday, January 30, 2017, 2pm

Final Questions and Answers Posted

Friday, February 10, 2017, 5pm

Letter of Intent to Apply (Email)**

Friday, February 17, 2017, 4pm

Application Due Date

Friday, March 31, 2017, 2pm

Applicants Notified of Status

June 2017

Estimated Contract Start Date

Monday July 3, 2017

* An optional applicants’ Webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1 pm. Answers to generally applicable questions will be allowed during the Webinar and questions and answers will be posted on the MassCEC website via a Q&A document. Directions to participate will follow registration.

All potential applicants interested in participating in the webinar must register by January 23, 2017 at 4 pm. To register, please email Andrew Chabot. Please include “2017 Learn & Earn” in the subject line of the email.

**Applicants are required to email a Letter of Intent to Tamika Jacques by Friday, February 17, 2017 by 4pm. Applicants should email name applicant and state their intent to have an application submitted to MassCEC by the submission deadline.

Request for Proposals – 2017 Learn and Earn RFP Webinar

Request for Proposals (RFP) – 2017 Learn and Earn

2017 Learn and Earn RFP – Attachment D