RFQ: Emerging Grant Opportunites


100 E. Royal Lane, Suite 130, Irving, TX 75039

PHONE: 469-549-3600

FAX:  469-549-3685

Issued: July 27, 2017
Send Responses to: Andy Overton
: Aoverton@ser-national.org
Phone: 469-549-3657
Fax: 469-549-3685



Project: Technical Assistance
Cost of Project $48,000 for the period 9/1/2017 to 6/30/2018 with the option to renew for three one-year terms, with a contract price of $48,000 per year.
Deadline for Responses: August 14, 2017
Special Instructions: Quotes must be received prior to the deadline via mail, courier, fax or email


Project Description: SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc., is formally requesting quotes for technical assistance in the tracking, implementation, and potential policy implications of legislative, regulatory, and programmatic areas of the Older Americans Worker programs, as well as in the WIOA, Older American Act, Early Head Start, Job Corps., and SCSEP. This assistance will include an overall report/presentation to Ʒ¥ and our affiliates during our Annual meeting.



Project Specifications: The contract negotiated as a result of this solicitation may commence September 2017 and end June 2018.  There is also an option to renew for three one-year terms. Vendor must be prepared to begin after notification of award date of contract. SER-Jobs for Progress National Inc., is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization and is totally funded under grant monies.  Ʒ¥ may cancel the contract at any time and for any reason with a 30-day notice.


Quote Response: Bids can be mailed, faxed, emailed or delivered to:

Andy Overton

SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
100 E. Royal Lane, Suite 130

Irving, Texas  75039

Email: Aoverton@ser-national.org


Deadline: All quotes are due on Monday August 14, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. CT


Senate Releases Funding Allocations for Appropriations Subcommittees

The Senate just released their FY 18 302(b) funding allocations. The Labor-HHS Subcommittee received $164.06 billion, a $3 billion(1.8%) increase from fiscal 2017 enacted levels and $8 billion (5%) above the House FY 18 funding level.

The Senate has more funding for Labor-HHS than in the House as Senate Appropriators are working off FY 17 levels for their total top line number, which is roughly $5 billion above the House’s top line number.  The Senate Labor-H Subcommittee also received a slightly larger allocation than they received last year.

Also, a bit of good news, late last night during the House Labor-HHS markup, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) offered an amendment to restore ETA funding to FY 17 levels. In response to this amendment, Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) indicated that the reductions to ETA programs were due to the overall allocation being lower than last year, rather than a lack of support for workforce programs. He highlighted how the Subcommittee funded ETA programs at levels well above what the Administration requested and he would like to work with his Democratic colleagues to restore some of these cuts when there is a larger budget agreement in place with more funding available.

Chairman Cole’s desire to reduce these cuts to workforce programs in combination with the just announced higher allocation in the Senate Labor-H bill sets up well for restoring the cut to SCSEP and other ETA programming.

RFQ: Purchase and Installation of a 4′ Trex Fence

RFQ: Purchase and Installation of a 4′ Trex Fence

SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.®

Cultivating America’s Greatest Resource: People

100 East Royal Lane Suite 130 • Irving, Texas 75039

Request for Quote: Purchase and Installation of a 4′ Trek Fence

Deadline for Responses: July 14, 2017 12:00 p.m. CST

Date of Completion: July 28, 2017

Inquiries and proposals should be directed to:

Keith A. Overton, CPA, CF
p: 469-549-3657 | f: 469-549-3687



Section 1 – General Information

A. Purpose of this Request for Quote (RFQ)

Ʒ¥ Jobs for Progress National, Inc. (Ʒ¥) is contracted by the Department of Labor to operate a portion of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

The purpose of this RFQ is to select approved vendors to provide quality one-day soft skills training to SCSEP participants in California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin.

Goods and Services solicited in this RFQ

Refer to Section I. B. Quote Specifications for a detailed listing of the requirements of the soft skills training.

B. Quote Specifications

Please address the following:

Ability to provide quality Soft Skills training to SCSEP participants with the following curriculum to include, but not limited to:

  • Business Etiquette and Workplace Attire
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Diversity
  • Problem Solving
  • Job Preparation

Services will be conducted in the location below and for the number of participants indicated in each location. The selected provider will need to coordinate with Ʒ¥ staff to ensure proper delivery of services. Providers may submit for all or one location and may combine locations within the state, if feasible and preapproved by Ʒ¥. Ʒ¥ will cover transportation cost, where needed, for participants to attend trainings.