Miami Community Ventures, Miami Beacon Council, One Community One Goal, RFP FINAL.

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Miami Community Ventures PILOT Request for Proposal A One Community One Goal Initiative Click Here to View. 

7/18/18QUESTION

From: Jordan Chisolm [mailto:jchisolm@legalservicesmiami.org]

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:25 PM

To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>

Cc: Sheri Colas-Gervais <scolas@beaconcouncil.com>

Subject: RSVP for RFP call

Hello,

I would like to participate in RFP call. Please share call detail.

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:06 PM

To: ‘Jordan Chisolm’ <jchisolm@legalservicesmiami.org>

Subject: RE: RSVP for RFP call

Thank you.  The information went out to the full distribution list a few minutes ago.

Best regards,

From: Sheri Colas-Gervais

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:04 PM

To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>

Subject: FW: Miami Community Ventures RFP

All –

Provided below are call-in details for our conference call review scheduled for Tuesday July 24th at 2:30pm.

Call-In #: 888-204-5987

Access Code: 3204813

Best regards,

7/24/18QUESTION

From: Urban Strategists [mailto:urbanstrategists@gmail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:42 PM

To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>

Subject: Missed conference call

I missed today’s conference call reference the RFP.  I am representing Collective Empowerment Group, Inc. and I would like to know if there is an audiotape of the conference call available online?

Femi Folami Browne

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP

Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 9:33 AM

To: Urban Strategists <urbanstrategists@gmail.com>

Subject: RE: Missed conference call

Greetings:

Thank you for your interest.  We do not have a recording of the call.  We will be posting a number of the questions that came up along with the response in a section of our website, scheduled to be up on Monday.  The link to this section “Miami Community Ventures Frequently Asked Questions” will be highlighted in the front top of our website – on Monday (www.beaconcouncil.com).  The link to the location will be sent to the distribution list for easy access.  We will continue to post questions received and the answers provided, on the website page.  You are also free to ask specific questions via this e-mail and we are happy to respond.  Note that all questions and answers will be posted on the Miami-Dade Beacon Council website.

Best regards,

 7/24/18

 

QUESTION

From: samhines@hinesexecutivesearch.com [mailto:samhines@hinesexecutivesearch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:51 PM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: Conference Call Info

Hello Sheri,

Thanks for taking my phone call.  Please provide me with the conference call information for the 2:30PM conference call regarding the RFP for Miami-Community Ventures.  Thanks very much.

Sam Hines, CEO and Managing Director

Hines Executive HR Solutions, LLC

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:57 PM
To: samhines@hinesexecutivesearch.com; MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: RE: Conference Call Info

The information was forwarded and also listed below –

REMINDER

All –

Provided below are call-in details for our conference call review scheduled for Tuesday July 24th at 2:30pm.

Call-In #:888-204-5987

Access Code:3204813

 7/24/18From: MCV RFP Review Conference Call
Subject: Living WageQUESTIONWill we be using the Miami-Dade County number used for contracts, for the Living Wage target in the RFP?

RESPONSE

Yes.  The Living Wage rate is $13.23/hr.  Attached is the current RFP.

 7/24/18From: MCV RFP Review Conference Call
Subject: BudgetQUESTIONHow does the training allowance work?  Is it part of the $3,000 budget allocated per client?

RESPONSE

The training allowance is not a part of the budget amount noted.  Each client will have a separate employer training allowance that will be negotiated with each employer. This training allowance is for job-specific training to be completed by the employer.  Service provider partners may be asked to recommend the amount to be allocated to an employer (per client).   The allocation will extend for a period of one year after the client has been hired.  Reimbursements will be processed quarterly, once the training has been completed and the CV participant is actively employed.  The service provider partner will monitor delivery and results over the one-year period.

 7/24/18From: MCV RFP Review Conference Call
Subject: Living WageQUESTIONIs the living wage target requirement an average number (averaged out based on wages of all placed clients) or a minimum requirement that applied to all hires?

RESPONSE

A minimum wage requirement that applies to all hires during the pilot.

 7/24/18QUESTION

From: MCV RFP Review Conference Call
Subject: Location of Corporate Partners

Are there any restrictions on where the corporate employers are located and their ability to take advantage of the training job training benefits?  Example:  Can the corporate employer be located in Broward, providing living wage jobs for Miami-Dade County residents?

RESPONSE

The corporate employers can be located anywhere.  The employees who are hired and working must be residents of Miami-Dade County.

8/10/18QUESTION

From: Urban Strategists [mailto:urbanstrategists@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 8:23 AM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: Wraparound Services Defined

The Collective Empowerment Group of South Florida is responding with its strategic partners to the MCV Pilot RFP.  Please clarify for us what specifically Beacon Council means by “wraparound service”?   We want to be as specific as possible in our addressing the delivery, type and quantity in our response.   As  “wraparound services” are a critical component to the success of the pilot,  the provided service will define the type of case management, time-on-task and the projected units of service that may be needed. As a matter of reference, CEG uses the term in describing many of the issues we undertake in our various ministries and by example the list below are there others that qualify:

Referal to or provision of the following:

  • Transportation
  • Health, dental, and vision care
  • Mental health services
  • Behavioral health, nutrition, and wellness
  • Parent and family targeted services including:
  • Child- care
  • Adult education, such as classes on child development, GED, English as a second language
  • Apprenticeships, Job placement and retention assistance
  • Social work and family crisis response
  • Drug Prevention, Counselng
  • Financial literacy
  • Service referrals and assistance

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 11:13 AM
To: Urban Strategists <urbanstrategists@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: Wraparound Services Defined

Greetings:

Thank you for your interest.  Wrap around services may include all of the services noted in your question.  Success Coaching (may also be described as “case management”) designates an individual on the service provider’s team who manages the on-going support needs of the client once hired; aimed at ensuring sustainable employment success.  Wrap-around services may also include recommendations on the type and amount of job-specific training to be provided by the employer.

Best regards,

Partnership Opportunities7/19/18QUESTION

From: Doug Farmer [mailto:dfarmer@cypherworx.com]

Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:20 PM

To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>

Subject: To Whom it may concern

Good Afternoon,  We are a vendor of The Children’s Trust and I was sent the information concerning a RFP for The Miami Community Ventures (MVC) Structuarlly Unemployed bid

We can not provide this service ourselves but I have a question and a solution.  We have an online solution for obtaining a GED.  I did not see any education solution in this bid and was wondering if this is something of value.  Many low income individuals do not have a HS diploma and this would be a solution to helping them secure long term viable employment.

Any interest in adding that to this project?

Best regards,

Doug

Douglas E. Farmer

Vice President Sales

CypherWorx, Inc.

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:23 PM
To: Doug Farmer <dfarmer@cypherworx.com>; MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: RE: To Whom it may concern

Greetings Doug,

Thank you for your interest. Attached is the spec sheet for the MCV program, which includes a sample list of potential community service partners. You are welcome to contact community servicers directly.

Best regards,

Partnership Opportunities7/19/18QUESTION

From: German Dulanto [mailto:director@aiacademy.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:54 PM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: Inquire

Mrs. Sheri Colas-Gervais, good afternoon, we are a Technology Educational Organizational, working with under served youth in Miami-Dade County, we provide multiple Training on Advance Technology, each with a job skill that will soon be in great demand, ie.:

– IoT (Internet of Things) working with devices like ESP8266, Raspberry Pi’s. Arduino’s,

– Home and Factory Automation learning how to use PLC (programming Logic Controllers) (Amazon is building a brand new Hub at Opalocka airport,  they will be needing skilled Staff)

– CAD (Computer Aided Design) software with an introduction to 3D Printing

– An in depth course on Added Manufacturing Technology (commonly called 3D Printing)

– Digital Literacy preparing Youth for all of the above.

– CISCO certifications

– Financial Literacy

– Entrepreneurship ( some of our youth will have a hard time finding a job, BUT! if they become their own bosses they may have a better chance at succeeding and not return to the only option they have when doors close behind them)

– ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) not as a manager but as a member of a Team / Workplace understanding the impact of their actions/decisions in the whole operation of the  business ( Miami Particularly is a hub of warehouses, trading / exporting, receiving Inventory all the time, lots of these Inventory are seating in warehouses and reorder increasing the working capital, harming the organization)

– we do a lot more, these is just a sample

We do all of the above in a:

– Hands-on

– In a Project Based Learning environment

– non-formal environment

Now our questions:

– we would like to know who could we partner with., as to provide Case Management support, location, etc.

– we do not quite understand the Budget, is it a Total amount of $3000.00/client for the full 4 months? we find it not sufficient.

– is there additional amounts for “supplemental” (transportation, emergency, etc.)

We do thank you in advance for your replies

Thanks

German Dulanto 

Director

www.aiacademy.net

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:38 PM
To: German Dulanto <director@aiacademy.net>; MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: RE: Inquire

Greetings,

In response to your questions

– we would like to know who could we partner with., as to provide Case Management support, location, etc. – RESPONSE:  The RFP is open to all organizations.  Attached is a copy of the program spec sheet which includes a sampling of potential community servicers.

– we do not quite understand the Budget, is it a Total amount of $3000.00/client for the full 4 months? we find it not sufficient.  RESPONSE:  The planned budget is per client and is designed after a successful program that has been running in Michigan for five years.  As the program rolls out, should issues arise that were not anticipated, they will be included in future consideration.

– is there additional amounts for “supplemental” (transportation, emergency, etc.)  RESPONSE:  The planned budget is inclusive of all anticipated expenses per client and is designed after a successful program that has been running in Michigan for five years.

Best regards,

Partnership Opportunities7/24/18QUESTION

From: Kerry-Ann Royes [mailto:KARoyes@ywca-miami.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:41 PM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Cc: Sheri Colas-Gervais <scolas@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: YWCA Partnership with applicants.

Hello,

I was wondering if there is a way to make a plug to applicants that the YWCA is looking to partner with RFP applicants.

We are not interested in being a lead service provider, but believe our location in Overtown could be advantageous to a partner reaching the community.

How could we share that today and ongoing in this process?

Thank you.

Kerry-Ann Royes, MBA | CEO

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:49 PM
To: Kerry-Ann Royes <KARoyes@ywca-miami.org>; MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: RE: YWCA Partnership with applicants.

Greetings,

Your question will be posted in the FAQ section that will be set up on our website on Monday.  Other entities with information or questions in-line with your question will be posted in this section.

The Miami Community Ventures FAQ section on our website is available for all to review.

I trust that this is helpful.

Best,

Partnership Opportunities7/31/18QUESTION

From: Donworth, Mary [mailto:mdonworth@unitedwaymiami.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:14 PM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Cc: Benavides, Vanessa <benavidesv@unitedwaymiami.org>
Subject: Question re RFP

Good afternoon, Sheri.  Are you only accepting applications from lead agencies offering all of the wrap around services themselves or offering them in concert with formal partners?  If an organization has one aspect of the wrap-around service that they could offer, can they apply or must they already be part of a fully–formed collaborative and written into that application to apply.

Best regards,

Mary

 RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:05 PM
To: Donworth, Mary <mdonworth@unitedwaymiami.org>
Cc: Benavides, Vanessa <benavidesv@unitedwaymiami.org>
Subject: RE: Question re RFP

Greetings:

We are accepting applications from lead organizations that are offering all of the wrap around services themselves and from those offering them in concert with an agency they choose to partner with.

I trust that this will be helpful.

Best,

Partnership Opportunities8/2/18QUESTION

From: Benavides, Vanessa [mailto:benavidesv@unitedwaymiami.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:32 AM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: Miami Community Ventures RFP – Question

If any potential Lead Agency applicants are looking for partners to provide  financial coaching and other related services to the clients in this pilot, please let me know so we can discuss possible partnership opportunities with the United Way Center for Financial Stability.  My contact information is below.  Thank you.

Vanessa Benavides
Senior Director, Financial Stability | Impact
United Way of Miami-Dade
305.646.7085 Voice & Fax

 RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:42 AM
To: Benavides, Vanessa <benavidesv@unitedwaymiami.org>; MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: RE: Miami Community Ventures RFP – Question

Greetings:

Your question is being posted on the website.

Best,

Partnership Opportunities8/3/18QUESTION

From: Monica ViguesPitan [mailto:mviguespitan@legalservicesmiami.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2018 5:42 PM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: Legal Services of Greater Miami

During the call, it was mentioned that a list of potential partner agencies would be included on the website. I am writing to let you know that Legal Services of Greater Miami would like to be included  on the website as a potential sub grantee for the Miami Community Ventures proposal.

Given the work that we do, our organization could be an asset for a partner that needs assistance in removing legal barriers to employment for its clients.

Please let me know if any additional information is required.  Have a great weekend.

Monica

Monica Vigues-Pitan

Executive Director

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2018 12:59 PM
To: Monica ViguesPitan <mviguespitan@legalservicesmiami.org>
Subject: RE: Legal Services of Greater Miami

Greetings:

Thank you for your interest.  We will post your request in our website FAQ section, under Partnership Opportunities.

Best regards,

Partnership Opportunities8/9/18QUESTION

From: phair@americasworkforcesolution.com <phair@americasworkforcesolution.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 1:28 PM
To: MCVRFP
Subject: RE: Miami Community Ventures PILOT RFP | Introduction of America’s Workforce Solution, LLC & The On It Foundation

Good Morning Ms. Sheri Colas-Gervais:

My name is Calvetta Phair and I’m President of America’s Workforce Solution, LLC (AWS) – a Small Women Owned Minority business providing staffing needs for
Department of Defense (DoD) Prime Contractors and the public/private sectors. Headquartered in Miami, FL, my services are provided nationwide.

The On It Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit that provides STEM education and free technological tools and 21st Century skill-sets to K-12 in the United States.
The organization works in tandem with my staffing company as a ‘social enterprise’ model.

I am interested in receiving the questions/answer and interested vendors distribution list if applicable for the subject note RFP.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Best Regards,

Ms. Calvetta Phair – President
America’s Workforce Solution, LLC
18520 NW 67th Avenue, Suite 186 – HQ
Miami, FL 33015
+1 305.240.8117 – Local
+1 888.534.6683 – Office
Phair@AmericasWorkforceSolution.com
http://www.AmericasWorkforceSolution.com
linkedin.com/in/americasworkforcesolution
You may view my ‘Featured Supplier Spotlight Blog’ link here: https://www.supplierconnectionblog.net/supplier-spotlight-americas-workforce-solution/

Click here to view The On It Foundation Executive Summary & Americas Workforce Solution Capabilities tatement.

RFP Request7/25/18QUESTION

From: Melanie Hernandez [mailto:mhernandez@p-scdg.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:15 AM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: MCV RFP Information request

Good morning,

I am contacting you on behalf of Nadege Vilsaint from Prosperity Social Community & Development Group, Inc.Our agency did not receive the information on the MCV RFP. We were wondering how we can get that information. We attended the conference call yesterday.

Thanks you,

Melanie Hernandez

Administrative Assistant

Prosperity Social Community Development Group, INC

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:31 PM
To: Melanie Hernandez <mhernandez@p-scdg.org>; MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: RE: MCV RFP Information request

Greetings,

We are happy to provide the RFP and to add you to the general distribution list.  Attached is the RFP.

Best regards,

8/2/18QUESTION

From: Karla Gottlieb [mailto:karla@olcdc.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 4:57 PM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: FW: MCV RFP – Frequently Asked Questions

Hello,

I have two questions for the MCV RFP. Can you please let me know:

  1. I see that grantees are paid $3,000 per client. What is the maximum budget payout? What is the maximum number of people we can serve?
  2. With this grant, can we serve Opa-locka and Liberty City only? Or is it preferable to serve more than these areas?

Thank you so much!

Warm regards,

Karla

Karla Gottlieb

Director of Partnership Engagement

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:50 PM
To: Karla Gottlieb <karla@olcdc.org>; MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: RE: MCV RFP – Frequently Asked Questions

Greetings:

Thank you for your interest.  In response to your questions –

·         The maximum budget amount would be the $3000 x 77 which is the maximum number of clients for the pilot.

·         The target areas for this pilot RFP are Liberty City, Overtown, and Goulds.  Assuming the pilot program is a success, the program will then be available to communities throughout Miami-Dade County.

Best regards,

 8/13/18QUESTION

From: Nadege Vilsaint [mailto:n.vilsaint@p-scdg.org]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 5:30 PM
To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com>
Subject: Re: RFP- information

the documentation of credentials, capabilities and financial data.. if not; would be good to submit with the grant. Please

RESPONSE

From: MCVRFP
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 5:59 PM
To: Nadege Vilsaint <n.vilsaint@p-scdg.org>
Subject: RE: RFP- information

Greetings,

Thank you for your interest.  Ideally tax Returns and financial reports for the past one or two years.

I trust that this will be helpful.  Your question and answer will be posted on the FAQ website page for this RFP.

Best,

 

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