Questions and Answers
Wage Pathway Evaluation Study Services
Document #: JFSR1617158114
Question: Is there a preferred page limit for the proposal?
Answer: There is not a preferred page limit for the proposal; however, it is encouraged that proposals be concise, address the specific requests of the proposal, and not provide onerous descriptions and documentation.
Question: Are each of the three wage pathway programs currently operational?
Answer: The Wage Pathway Model has not been identified as three programs. If you are referencing Section 1.3 Overview of the Project where it lists three Ohio initiatives that will incorporate the Wage Pathway Model: 1)the Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP) commences on 7/1/16; 2)the Skills-Based Hiring data mapping technology of OhioMeansJobs.com has been incorporated into the system and can be viewed in the job search function and occupational search data; and, 3)the Adult Diploma Program (ADP)is currently operational statewide in select areas, of which Cuyahoga County is one of the areas. The nearest ADP to Summit County is in Stark County.
Question: Good afternoon, I understand that the RFP may only be awarded to a state-funded Ohio institution of higher education. Would that institution be permitted to then subcontract a portion of the work to an entity that is not a state-funded Ohio institution of higher education? Thank you, Molly
Answer: RFP Section 8.9 “Subcontractor Identification and Participation Information” allows for a state-funded Ohio institution of higher education to propose subcontractors. The Ohio institution of higher education must clearly identify any subcontractor tasks and describe the role or function the subcontractor will have for the project as detailed in Section 8.9., including that they must provide evidence of the subcontractor’s qualifications and expertise relative to the tasks assigned to them. However, no subcontractors may be used to fulfill key personnel roles described in Section 3.3 (Principal Investigator, Chief Statistician, Database Administrator). Subcontractors may be entities that are not a state-funded Ohio institution of higher education, however under Section 8.23 “Prohibition Against Services Performed Outside the United States”, no funds provided by ODJFS can be used by a vendor and/or their subcontractor(s) to purchase services provided outside the United States.
Question: Does this research require an experimental or quasi-experimental approach?
Answer: The Scope of Work outlined in Section 4 does not require an experimental or quasi-experimental approach. It does include an Independent Literature Review, Evaluability Assessment, Implementation Study, Outcome Study, Cost Study and Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting.
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