MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Board

This is an important announcement from the MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Development Board’s Chair, Dave Slutz and CEO, Jim Oliveira. We are seeking robust proposals from educational institutions, training providers, private businesses, labor organizations, trade and professional associations, and social service, faith-based and community-based organizations interested in operating an FY 2021-22 Out-of-School Youth Program.

Our funding source is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). All program participants must reside in our New Bedford Service Delivery Area (SDA) of New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham.

The RFP is now accessible on our website at

All interested parties are invited to an Information / Bidder’s’ Conference via a Zoom Meeting scheduled for Monday April 19 2021 at 10:00 am. Also a mandatory Bidder’s Conference will be held on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Both Zoom Meeting details will be posted to our website.

Proposals must be submitted by Thursday May 13, 2021 by 2:00 p.m. To be considered, proposals must be sent by USPS as follows: one original that includes authorized party signatures, plus five copies and a USB including all pages of the application. Mail to:

MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Board
Attn: Brian Silva-Boutwell, Interim Youth Program Manager
Quest Center for Innovation
1213 Purchase St.  Box 11
New Bedford, MA  02740-6694

This request does not bind the MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Development Board to accept any or all proposals and allows us to negotiate with proposers if it is in the best interest of our Youth Committee. Women-owned small business (WOSB) certified firms are encouraged to apply.