Advance Michigan and the Macomb / St. Clair Workforce Development Board (M/SCWDB) are seeking competitive proposals for the implementation and delivery of the following opportunities, made available through funding from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment: 


Request for Proposal: Sustainability Consulting Services and Development of an Industry Investment Model for Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative Projects

Questions due April 20, 2017.

Proposals due April 26, 2017.

Statement of Purpose:

WIN is issuing this request for proposal to outsource programming resources to assist with the development of a sustainability strategy and industry investment model through engagement with WIN staff members and grant partners and review of current grant subtask status and funding levels. These activities are defined as follows: 

1.    Sponsorship/membership model review and development: Review and creation of sponsorship and/or membership model for subtasks and projects that currently engage several industry stakeholders, including the Defense Innovation Network (iBridge tool:!/), Opportunity Detroit Tech, Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC), and Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA). These partners come together to identify regional talent needs and develop education and training solutions, in partnership with community partners, to address those needs.  These initiatives are frequently known as sector strategies or industry cluster initiatives and are funded nationally in a variety of ways.  Advance Michigan partners seek to identify a regional model that is most appropriate for local partners in the area. Currently, the MI Bright Future program managed by WIN has developed a sponsorship/ membership model.  It is expected that the MI Bright Future model will serve as an example for the development of these additional plans.

2.    Industry investment model consulting/business planning: Development of a membership and/or fee-for-service model for companies interested in: 
a.    apprenticeship offered through any of the above (or other) industry collaborative groups.
b.    data services, including but not limited to data that can support talent forecasting/succession planning.


To download the complete RFP, click here.

To view the RFP Q&A list, click here.