The Workforce Board and it's contractors contract and procure products and services separately. Normally, goods and services relating to direct customer service are handled by contractors and more information on these can be found in either the Business Services or Career Services pages of this web site.
Products and Services Purchases (except training)
For purchases in excess of $150,000, the Board normally issues Requests for Proposals (RFP) to obtain contractors to provide operational, administrative, and special project services as well as office supplies, equipment, office furnishings, and other goods. For purchases under $150,000, the Board generally procures goods and services through Requests for Quotes (RFQ).
Current RFP, RFO and RFQs (Board):
Lease Space for Workforce Solutions Center in Center, Texas
Requests may be downloaded or you may also request a hard copy by contacting:
415 S. First St, Suite 110B
Lufkin, TX 75901
Due to various regulatory requirements, the Board purchases training for different programs and populations differently.
Eligible Training Provider List
Training providers who wish to provide training to WIA participants must submit an electronic application to the Board for each program/course and for each location they wish to offer the program/course. Occupational skills training must be in occupations for which the individual is likely to find immediate employment upon completion of training, these occupations are determined by the Board and are found on the Target Occupations List. The application, rules and requirements, and approved training programs are shown on the Eligible Training Provider System.
Historically Underutilized Businesses
It is the Board's policy to contract, whenever possible, with small and minority owned businesses, women's businesses and enterprises, and labor surplus areas which have historically been under-utilized, disadvantaged organizations (HUBS).