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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS For DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
The Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland, Florida (LHA) acting for itself, instrumentalities and/or affiliates is requesting proposals from qualified professionals for an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) of various Development Consulting Services. Proposals from respondents may contemplate providing these services to LHA as individuals, firms, or teams. The awarded continuing contracts will be for a base period of two (2) years with an option to extend for up to an additional three (3)-year period. The services will be contracted as individual task orders issued against the main contract and will include specific scopes of work. Individual task orders must be awarded within the IDIQ contract term. If the duration of a task order extends beyond the term of the IDIQ contract, the terms and conditions of the IDIQ contract will continue in effect through completion of the task order.
Successful respondent must demonstrate the ability and experience to work with staff to implement large and small scale, comprehensive, mixed-finance, mixed-income, and mixed-use revitalization plans that includes both residential and non-residential uses including commercial/retail, offices, community facilities, condominiums/townhomes/ single-family houses for sale communities. Additionally, respondents should list any development consulting services that have been provided in the past to clients as it relates to the closeout and the possible re-syndication of tax credit properties. Finally, proposals should demonstrate extensive development experience in the fields of master planning and urban redevelopment through various housing programs offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Program (HUD), Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC), and Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Examples of programs that LHA, its instrumentalities and/or affiliates have used and/or are currently investigating to develop affordable housing include but are not limited to the following:
- Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE VI)
- Rental Assistance
Demonstration (RAD) Program
- Choice Neighborhood Initiative
- Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs)
- Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
- FHA LIHTC Section 221(d)4 and Section 220 programs
Although the above referenced programs are currently being used or have historically been used by LHA, it’s instrumentalities, and/or affiliates to develop affordable housing, respondents awarded IDIQ contracts via this RFP will not be limited to only investigating the use of these potential funding sources.
Note that task orders issued via this RFP shall be specific to any property owned and controlled by LHA, its affiliates, instrumentalities or partnerships. Furthermore, it may also include any new endeavor or partnership with the City of Lakeland, another entity, or agency.
It is also the intent of LHA, it’s instrumentalities, and/or affiliates that the Property Manager of any future and present redeveloped property or properties will be self-performed by West Lake Management, LLC from the beginning of the process.
The complete Request for Proposals (RFP) may be obtained by emailing a request to Procurement@LakelandHousing.org Responses must be submitted by 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Monday, September 30, 2019.
Closing Date: 9/30/2019