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RFP - Technical Support for Development of a Data Warehouse

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The National Labor Exchange (NLx) Research Hub was established to provide workforce development professionals, academic researchers, and other organizations that rely on labor market information with high-quality, transparent, real-time and historical data that represents the diversity of jobs available in the labor market. The efforts of the NLx Research Hub are managed by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and its Center for Employment Security Education and Research (CESER), through National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. 

The NLx is a partnership between NASWA and DirectEmployers Association. The NLx collects and distributes job openings exclusively found on corporate career websites and state job banks. All openings are unduplicated, currently available, and from vetted employers. In 2019, the NLx made available over 15 million unduplicated job openings, from employers of all sizes.

Purpose of This RFP

NASWA is interested in identifying potential industry partners to augment its project team in the development of the NLx Research Hub cloud environment, as part of the NSF Convergence Accelerator Phase 1 project period. Interested parties are asked to provide information on their personnel, corporate experience, and related labor categories and pricing information in the following areas:

  • Requirements development
  • Database architecture/management
  • System architecture/monitoring
  • IT security
  • Software engineering/development
  • ETL development
  • AI, machine learning, and data science

If you intend to respond, and are interested in receiving additional information on NASWA’s standard contractual Terms and Conditions, please submit a request to

RFP Timeline

RFP Activity​ Timeline​
Q&A Period (Via email submission) October 19 - 22, 2020
Collated Q&A Responses Released (PDF) October 28, 2020
Proposals Due November 2, 2020
Best and Final Offer Pricing (optional) November 6, 2020
​ Award (anticipated) November 13, 2020

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