RFQ and BPA
|Social Security Notice to organizations applying to become Employment Networks (EN) under the Ticket to Work Program |
Thank you for your interest in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Ticket to Work Program. On or around July 3, 2017, we expect a new Request for Application (RFA) to replace the current Request for Quotation (RFQ).
We believe that if you wait and you apply under the new RFA, it will require fewer actions from you than if you submit a proposal now under the current RFQ. If you submit the RFQ now, you will still have to review and accept the terms and conditions of the RFA, after it is published on or around July 3, 2017 (expected). We appreciate your interest in serving beneficiaries participating in the Ticket to Work program; please do not hesitate to contact us at ENService@ssa.gov for questions or clarification about this notice.
Organizations and individuals that wish to become ENs operating under the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program must submit a RFQ to the Social Security Administration (Social Security). The RFQ explains the duties of an EN, requirements for award consideration, and directions for submitting a quotation.
Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)
If respondents to the RFQ are qualified to become ENs, Social Security will award them BPAs. Each BPA has a 10-year period of performance.
Once awarded, the BPA becomes the EN's Statement of Work (SOW). It lists the compliance requirements of the Ticket to Work program (Ticket program) and should be stored for easy reference.
If you have questions about becoming an EN or the RFQ or BPAs, contact Social Security's Employment Network Service Branch (ENSB) as follows:
Call Toll Free: 866.584.5180
Call Toll Free TYY: 866.584.5181