PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF INTENT FOR NOVA TO SERVE AS WIOA AJCC OPERATOR FOR NOVA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF NOVA’s intent to seek approval from the State to directly serve as the WIOA AJCC Operator for the NOVA workforce development area.

According to State Directive WSD19-13 , the role of the AJCC (America’s Job Center of California) Operator includes the following: coordinate the service delivery of required AJCC partners and service providers; and ensure the implementation of partner responsibilities and contributions agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding. While the intent of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the State Directive WSD19-13 is to competitively procure the AJCC Operator, the Uniform Guidance allows for very limited instances in which alternative procurement methods may be permitted that include sole source procurement.

In 2018, NOVA applied to be the WIOA AJCC Operator for the NOVA workforce development area, with support from the local AJCC partners, and was approved by the State. In 2021, WSD19-13 requires that organizations who were approved to be an AJCC Operator through sole source procurement reapply to be an AJCC Operator. Given NOVA’s extensive knowledge of WIOA and the local service-delivery system, longstanding history of performance excellence, and widespread and beneficial relationships with AJCC partners, it intends to seek approval again from the State to directly provide the AJCC Operator activities for the NOVA workforce development area through sole source procurement. AJCC Operator activities will include coordinate the service-delivery activities of the AJCC required partners and service providers by convening and facilitating quarterly partner meetings to ensure effective delivery of services to shared customers. In addition, the AJCC Operator will build relationships and serve as a hub for information sharing across partners to promote cohesiveness and continuity.

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