10/11/2021

Request for Proposal (RFP): Public Housing Agency (PHA) Operations Expertise

Description:

CSH is seeking a subcontractor(s) to provide technical assistance (TA) funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH).

The goal of the TA is to help Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) increase their knowledge of, and ability to successfully implement, HUD’s Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program.

In collaboration with CSH and HUD, subcontractor(s) are responsible for:

  • Providing capacity-building technical assistance to PHAs identified by HUD focused on successful and strategic implementation and operation of the Emergency Housing Voucher program.
  • Providing support, as needed, around the development of products that support PHAs and their community partners in successfully implementing the Emergency Housing Voucher program.

Sub-contractor(s) should have the following qualifications and specialized expertise:

  • Experience supporting Public Housing Agencies in quality implementation of housing and services
  • Familiarity with guidance related to HUD-designated Small Rural PHAs
  • Knowledge of HUD’s Emergency Housing Voucher program; and
  • Experience supporting PHAs in connecting with partners (such as Continuums of Care) around efforts to end homelessness.

This subcontract opportunity will commence immediately upon the selection of the subcontractor and will go through September 30, 2022.

The subcontractor’s work will mainly comprise of the following:

  1. Direct TA: Provide technical assistance to assigned PHAs to help them develop a relationship with their local CoC, execute a MOU, and generally make the PHA aware of EHV technical requirements.
  2. Product Development: As needed, assist CSH with the development of products that support PHAs and their community partners in successfully implementing the Emergency Housing Voucher program.
  3. Coordination: Subcontractor(s) are responsible for coordinating with CSH, HUD, and other TA Providers through regular e-mail and phone communication as assigned.
  4. Reporting: Subcontractor(s) are responsible for complying with all Federal and CSH reporting requirements on this agreement.

Milestones and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Subcontractor(s) will deliver high-quality technical assistance to assigned entities and provide support, if needed, to develop Emergency Housing Voucher-related products.

Deliverable 2: Subcontractor(s) will create reports including monthly invoicing narratives per TA assignment or product, and any ad hoc reporting requested.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $50,000 is available for this project.

Application Process

In order to be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, completed versions of the forms below must be submitted to fedta@csh.org no later than October 22, 2021. The successful applicant will be awarded on a conditional basis, pending a conflict of interest review and submission of additional documents concerning rate substantiation and invoicing capacity. 


You may apply as an individual subcontractor or as an organization, including up to 6 staff members in the application. The following forms are included:

Please submit all completed forms, your resume (or resumes for all staff members listed in Attachment C), and a 2-paragraph description of your core competencies and accomplishments (or applying organization’s competencies) along with a sample of supporting documentation generated by your organization’s financial management system[1] that can demonstrate your ability to comply with 2 CFR 200.302 and 2 CF 200.303 to fedta@csh.org by October 22.

In order to be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, full completion and submission of the forms below are required by October 22. Organizations applying must be able to comply with the administrative and financial management requirements of the prime award from HUD, including the financial management standards for funds control and accountability, as specified in 2 CFR 200.302 and 2 CFR 200.303. Organizations cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract. Organizations who receive funding under a sub-recipient subaward must have an active registration on the System for Award Management found at sam.gov.

All of the application information and forms must be submitted fully completed for consideration.

Evaluation:

CSH will evaluate applications and select a valid proposal utilizing the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work (up to 30 points);
  • Staff experience and qualifications (up to 30 points);
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services (up to 20 points); and
  • Ability to comply with the administrative and financial management requirements of the prime award from HUD (up to 20 points).
  • We will contact you regarding the determination of adding you as a CSH subcontractor. Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers’ compensation and commercial general liability insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.

If you have any questions, please contact fedta@csh.org.


[1] Financial Management System documentation requirement does not apply to individual contractor/sole proprietors.

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