TPMA has been contracted by Northern Middle Tennessee Workforce Board Inc. to lead the procurement process for selecting a Title I Service Provider. TPMA is a full-service consulting firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with over 30 years of experience in workforce development activities, including helping workforce boards in strategic planning exercises. Through analysis, alignment, and action, TPMA applies our mission statement of empowering organizations and communities through strategic partnerships and informed solutions that create positive, sustainable change in every project assigned. For more information on TPMA’s experience and expertise, please visit us at


As the contracted entity to lead this procurement process, TPMA serves as a separate and independent outside entity to conduct the competition for the Title I Service Provider. TPMA will review and evaluate all submitted proposals on a scale coordinated and agreed upon by the Northern Middle Workforce Board with guidance from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Based on its evaluation, TPMA will submit its selection, a description of the selection process, and scoring justification to the Boards for approval.


RFP Timeline

The table below provides a timeline of activities for this procurement. In the event dates are changed, TPMA will provide notice through the procurement portal:


Activity Date
RFP Release April 1, 2024
Deadline for Bidder Questions April 10, 2024
Deadline for Bidder Questions April 17, 2024
Intent to Apply April 22, 2024
Proposal Deadline (email only) May 3, 2024
Interviews (if necessary) May 20-24, 2024
Selection of Winning Bids May 31, 2024
Negotiations with Winning Bids Beginning June 3, 2024
Acceptance of Contract Terms June 30, 2024
Contract Transition Period July 1- September 30, 2024
Northern Middle TN LWDB Approval TBD
Notification to All Bidders July 1, 2024
Full Implementation Date October 1, 2024

To download the RFP, click here. To review the Q/A document, click here.