The Procurement and Contracts Division is requesting approval of an Agreement with First Step Staffing, Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, to provide temporary labor services to be utilized by multiple City Divisions.
First Step Staffing, Inc. is a non-profit, alternative organization with a goal of full-time employment for their associates. They take the risk out of hiring individuals eager to get back on their feet by providing specialized support such as transportation, job coaching, and on-site management. First Step participates in the homeless continuum of care to provide employment opportunities and programs for those that are homeless, returning citizens, and veterans. As such, they are connected to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). First Step is a social enterprise using earned revenue to support their clients.
The initial contract term is three (3) years with the option to renew for two additional one (1) year periods, in the estimated annual amount of $1,500,000.00.
First Step Staffing, Inc. M/WBE Participation Plan for this contract totals 10% as is as follows:
KBI Staffing Solutions MBE 10%
Approving and authorizing the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into an agreement with First Step Staffing, Inc., as noted above, in the estimated annual amount of $1,500,000.00, subject to review and approval by the City Attorney’s Office.