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Submission Deadline:  Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:00pm (PST)
Proposers' Conference RSVP Deadline:  Tuesday, February 21
Notice of Intent Deadline:  Friday, February 24
Business Inclusion Program (BIP) and Outreach Deadline:  Wednesday, March 15


The purpose of this Request For Proposals is to solicit proposals from organizations or individuals interested in managing a YouthSource Center (YSC) serving youth ages 16 – 24 with a focus on engaging disconnected youth with school or work, improving student retention and bolstering academic proficiency.

The YSC will be expected to provide support, career and workforce development services to youth in the City of Los Angeles. Successful respondents will be responsible for leading local partners to increase resources and outcomes for disconnected youth.

Community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, education institutions and public agencies may submit proposals to this RFP.


The full RFP and all related documents and forms may be downloaded through the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (LABAVN).
**Registration is required for access**

review the LABAVN Walkthrough Guide for further assistance



Proposers' Conference

YouthSource Center ProgramsA proposers’ conference is scheduled to review the RFP document, discuss requirements and answer questions. City staff will not provide assistance regarding a proposer’s specific individual submission. All prospective proposers are required to RSVP for the conference by email. Due to limited capacity, proposers are limited to two attendees Please bring your own copy of the RFP as copies will not be provided.

Wednesday, February 22 - 1:00pm
Economic & Workforce Development Department
6th Floor Main Conference Room
1200 West 7th Street, Los Angeles 90017

RSVP by Tuesday, February 21 via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(please include full names of individuals attending)



Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is open beginning February 22 through March 21. All technical assistance questions must be submitted by e-mail only. Please identify the RFP title on the subject line of your message. The proposer’s question must identify the RFP page and section of the subject matter to which the proposer is referring.

To ensure fair and consistent distribution of information, all questions will be answered by regularly updated Q&A pages linked from this webpage and on LABAVN. No individual answers will be given.

The last day for submitting technical assistance questions is Tuesday, March 21
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Mandatory Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal

In order to more efficiently manage the number of potential respondents to this RFP, submission of the “Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal” form (Exhibit V) is mandatory. The form must be submitted by email, using the name of the proposing organization and the name of this RFP in the email subject line.

The deadline for submitting the Notice of Intent is Friday, February 24 by 12:00 noon (PST)
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Business Inclusion Program (BIP) and Outreach

The BIP outreach is performed through the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (LABAVN) system, accessed by going to www.labavn.org. Registration is required to access the LABAVN system. A proposer’s failure to utilize and complete the BIP Outreach may result will result in a proposal not being accepted.

Conducting outreach to subcontractors must be performed no later than Wednesday, March 15 by 12:00 noon (PST)
review BIP Outreach Guide for further assistance