RFP for Technical Assistance has been released

Jennifer Christian MD

The RFP for Technical Assistance to RETAIN is now available  -- but it is NOT AVAILABLE to everyone.  

The RFP is accessible ONLY to organizations that ALREADY HAVE A PRE-EXISTING CONTRACT to provide services to the US Government.   The RFP is asking those organizations to bid on this particular piece of work.  

Entities (and individuals) that do not have these pre-existing arrangements are NOT ELIGIBLE to bid -- but can most likely serve as sub-contractors or consultants.

So if you want to participate, get in touch with an organization that is a "GSA Schedule Holder" --  Someone from ODEP used that term to describe the entities who would receive the announcement of the Technical Assistance RFP.   The short-form term is TA.

If anyone has seen the text of the actual RFP for TA, please let us know some juicy details -- like WHO can bid and what the Statement of Work looks like!

Jennifer Christian

From: RETAIN Demonstration Projects <SAW-RTW@...>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 2:25 PM
To: RETAIN Demonstration Projects <SAW-RTW@...>
Subject: RETAIN Updates -- TA Solicitation & Grant Application Deadline Reminder

Good Afternoon!

Thanks for your continued interest in the RETAIN Demonstration Projects. This is a friendly reminder that applications are due two weeks from today – no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, August 3, 2018. We are excited to see the proposals many of you have been working so hard on!

In addition, please be advised that the solicitation for the RETAIN Technical Assistance Provider contract was published this week on GSA eBuy. The Request for Quotes number is 1306566. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested in applying.

Best regards,


U.S. Department of Labor