The District of Columbia (DC) Department of General Services ("Department" or "DGS") is issuing this Request for Proposals to engage one (1) certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Contractor ("Contractor") to provide management support services, which includes training, to approximately 150 youth employees, ages 18-24, participating in the annual District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) sponsored Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
The SYEP is designed to help young individuals in the District get a start on making their transition into the workforce. Students from ages eighteen (18) to twenty-four (24) are paid to participate in a six (6) week workforce training and development program that provides them with a real account of a 'day's work' in a number of professional fields. DGS will employ approximately 150 youth employees between the ages of 18-24 for six (6) weeks. Some of the youth are at-risk with criminal backgrounds. Because DGS does not regularly employ youth, the Department managers have little to no experience managing youth workers and seeks management support for the duration of the summer program.
The Contractor shall provide all management, expertise, supervision, labor, administrative support, materials, tools, parts, supplies, equipment, and transportation necessary to effectively and efficiently fulfill the requirements of this Scope of Work for a base period and up to four
(4) option periods.