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The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish.

DYCD contracts with various community-based organizations that provide services and activities for youth and low-income populations.


SCHOOL-BASED CAREERREADY SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SYEP) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) REISSUE

Release Date: September 26, 2019 
Pre-proposal Conference: October 10, 2019 at 2:00PM
Pre-proposal location:  2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007
EPIN:  26020I0001

Proposal Due Date is: November 21, 2019 at 2:00pm in the HHS Accelerator System

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the School-Based CareerReady Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Request for Proposal (RFP). Through this RFP, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is seeking appropriately qualified contractors to implement the School-Based CareerReady Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). DYCD anticipates funding several program models that will strengthen New York City’s (NYC) workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials, and skills needed to succeed in today’s and future economy. The SYEP School-Based CareerReady model is designed to strengthen connections between academic learning and summer career exploration. In this model, select New York City public high schools and SYEP contractors will work collaboratively to implement both school year and summer program components. The school’s administrative and academic leadership will play a key role in supporting the implementation of the program by developing student selection criteria, providing input into work-readiness training and summer experiences, and arranging access to classroom space and other support as needed. The school will identify and refer youth to the program. During the spring term, work-readiness training will be offered in the school building during afterschool hours. If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to rfpquestions@dycd.nyc.gov by November 14, 2019. Please be sure to indicate “School-Based CareerReady RFP” in the subject line.

Meet and Greet with School Principals:

In an effort to facilitate a seamless match between proposers and selected schools comprising the CareerReady SYEP model, DYCD has scheduled a meet and greet with principals on the eligible school list.

This meet and greet has been scheduled for October 22, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at DYCD Main Office, 2 Lafayette Street, 14 Floor.

Attendance is not required, but strongly encouraged.
RSVP Link: https://forms.gle/EZP5qYwibpojUpit5


SPECIAL INITIATIVES SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SYEP) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) REISSUE

Release Date: September 26, 2019 
Pre-proposal Conference: October 10, 2019 at 2:00PM
Pre-proposal location:  2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007
EPIN: 26020I0002

Proposal Due Date is: November 21, 2019 at 2:00pm in the HHS Accelerator System

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the Special Initiatives Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Request for Proposal (RFP). Through this RFP, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is seeking appropriately qualified contractors to implement the service options in the Special Initiatives Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). DYCD anticipates funding several program models that will strengthen New York City’s (NYC) workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials, and skills needed to succeed in today’s and future economy. Youth workforce programs are a pivotal resource for preparing America’s future workforce. Summer youth employment programs are particularly important for low-income youth who may face multiple barriers to obtaining early work experiences. Youth benefit from workforce development programs that offer hands-on exposure, paid internships and work experience, access to jobs skills training, and opportunities to develop social, civic, and leadership skills. Additionally, developmentally appropriate, robust work experiences can help promote a college-bound culture and build useful transferable competencies such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication.

If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to rfpquestions@dycd.nyc.gov by November 14, 2019.  Please be sure to indicate “Special Initiatives SYEP Reissue” in the subject line.


BEACON – Truman High School Reissue Request for Proposals

Release Date: September 12, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: September 19, 2019 at 3:00PM
Pre-proposal location:  2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007
EPIN: 26019I0009

Proposal Due Date is: October 18, 2019 at 2:00PM in the HHS Accelerator System

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the Beacon- Truman High School Reissue Request for Proposal (RFP).  Through this RFP, DYCD will award one contract to a qualified nonprofit organization to operate a Beacon Community Center program at the Harry S. Truman High School located at 750 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10475 (Beacon). Beacon Community Center programs (Beacons) serve youth from Kindergarten through age 21 as well as adults aged 22 and older, including seniors. Located in public schools across New York City (City) and operating year-round in non-school hours on weekdays, weekends and in the summer, each Beacon transforms its host school into a resource for the whole community by offering an integrated range of programming tailored to local needs. For all participants, especially youth, Beacons offer a safe place to engage in recreational activities, discover new interests, acquire skills, and find opportunities to contribute to the community, guided and supported by program staff.

If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to rfpquestions@dycd.nyc.gov by October 9, 2019.  Please be sure to indicate “Beacon Truman RFP” in the subject line.

In accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules, section 3-02(h), the Department of Youth and Community Development is making available the Beacon Truman High School Reissue RFP Pre -Proposal Conferences (PPC) attendance sheets, and Transcripts, from the PPC which was held on September 19th, 2019.


SYEP Work Readiness: Curriculum Development, Training and Support Request for Proposals

Release Date: August 21, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: September 5, 2019  at 2:00PM
Pre-proposal location:  2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor New York, NY 10007
EPIN: 26019P0051

Proposal Due Date is: September 24, 2019 at 2:00PM at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, Room 1407 New York, NY 10007

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the SYEP Work Readiness: Curriculum Development, Training, and Support Request for Proposal (RFP).  Through this RFP, DYCD is seeking one qualified contractor to develop and deliver a web-based/digital, mobile-friendly work-readiness training curriculum for DYCD’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and provide training and ongoing support to SYEP and DYCD staff.

It is anticipated the agreement will be for three years starting November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022, with an option to renew for up to an additional three (3) years.

The RFP can be downloaded here.  The RFP package is also available for pickup at DYCD`s office of Contract Procurement, between the hours of 9:30AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th floor, New York, New York 10007.   Organizations sending messengers to pick up the RFP package must ensure the messenger has the name, address, phone number, fax number and contact person of the organization requesting the package. RFP packages will not be distributed without the above information.

Although not mandatory, it is recommended interested proposers attend the pre-proposal conference scheduled for Thursday September 5, 2019  at 2:00PM at the following location:

The Department of Youth and Community Development
2 Lafayette Street, 14th floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10007

If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to rfpquestions@dycd.nyc.gov. Please be sure to indicate “SYEP Work Readiness: Curriculum Development, Training, and Support RFP” in the subject line.

Additional Documents:

In accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules, section 3-02(h), the Department of Youth and Community Development is making available the SYEP Work Readiness: Curriculum Development, Training, and Support RFP Pre -Proposal Conferences (PPC) attendance sheets, Transcripts, and presentation from the PPC which was held on September 5th, 2019.


Applied Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposals

Release Date: May 29, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: June 13, 2019 at 2:00PM
Pre-proposal location:  2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor New York, NY 10007
EPIN: 26019P0001

Proposal Due Date is: July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, Room 1407 New York, NY 10007

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the Applied Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposal (RFP).  Through this RFP, DYCD is seeking up to seven (7) qualified contractors with the experience, technical expertise and capacity to conduct applied research and evaluation services of a wide variety of community-based, anti-poverty and community development programs. The goals of the RFP are to establish a pool of qualified contractors to deliver products that help cultivate a culture of learning and data-driven decision-making; inform program improvement as well as program and policy development; contribute to continuous quality improvement; and explore and spotlight best practices.

It is anticipated the master service agreements will be for three years starting September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Task order terms will vary based on the individual projects but will be within the master service agreement term.

The RFP can be downloaded here.  The RFP package is also available for pick up beginning May 29, 2019 at DYCD’s Office of Contract Procurement, between the hours of 9:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, New York City. Organizations sending messengers to pick up the RFP package must ensure the messenger has the name, address, phone number, fax number and contact person of the organization requesting the package. RFP packages will not be distributed without the above information.

Although not mandatory, it is recommended interested proposers attend the pre-proposal conference scheduled for Thursday June 13, 2019 at 2:00PM at the following location:

The Department of Youth and Community Development
2 Lafayette Street, 14th floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10007

Proposals are due July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, Room 1407 New York, NY 10007. Proposals submitted after this time will be considered late and will not be accepted.

If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to rfpquestions@dycd.nyc.gov. Please be sure to indicate “Applied Research and Evaluation Services” in the subject line.

On June 26, 2019, the following addendum has been released for the Applied Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposals.  Please  read the addendum carefully and submit a completed Acknowledgement of Addenda, Attachment H, with your proposal submission on July 10, 2019 by 2:00PM.

In accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules, section 3-02(h), the Department of Youth and Community Development is making available the Applied Research and Evaluation Service Pre -Proposal Conferences (PPC) attendance sheets, Transcripts, and presentation from the PPC which was held on June 13th, 2019.



Advance & Earn Program Request for Proposals

Release Date: May 1, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: May 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pre-proposal location: 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor Auditorium New York, NY 10007

Proposal Due Date is:   The deadline has been extended to July 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity) and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), is seeking qualified organizations to provide new education and workforce development programs for opportunity youth (youth adults ages 16-24 who are not in school and not working). Programs will combine services currently offered through DYCD’s YOUNG Adult Literacy Program (YALP) and Intern & Earn (formerly Young Adult Internship Program [YAIP]). The new programs will offer a continuum of education and employment services from literacy instruction through advanced training and job placement or college enrollment supported by comprehensive support services tailored to individual needs.

Proposal submission
All proposals must be submitted through the HHS Accelerator system in the manner set forth in the “Procurement” section. The deadline is extended to Juy 3, 2019 at 2:00pm. Go to www.nyc.gov/hhsaccelerator to learn more and to apply.

Questions
Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to rfpquestions@dycd.nyc.gov no later than June 19, 2019. Please indicate “Advance & Earn” in the subject line.

In accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules, section 3-02(h), the Department of Youth and Community Development is making available the Advance and Earn Pre -Proposal Conferences (PPC) attendance sheets, Transcripts, and presentation from the PPC which was held on May 15th, 2019.


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