Bidding Opportunity
**The due date for this bidding opportunity has passed**

Housing Quality Standards (HQS)/NSPIRE Inspection Services

Due Date: 03/14/2023 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: RFP #7432-23
Bidding Categories: Housing and Human Services
Other Comments:
1. Purpose/Background

The Housing Authority of the County of Boulder, Colorado (hereinafter referred to as “Boulder County Housing Authority” or “BCHA”) is seeking a qualified person or entity (hereinafter referred as “Contractor”) to provide housing inspection services for the housing choice voucher program. BCHA is a local government agency which administers federally funded housing voucher programs which provide a rental subsidy for residents and to units through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher programs (hereinafter referred to as “Section 8”), respectively, for residents leasing from private landlords and BCHA. BCHA does not own federal Public Housing units. As the program administrator, BCHA is required comply with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Quality Standards (HQS) standards to ensure that the homes are decent, safe and sanitary. No later than October 1, 2023, Inspectors would need to be certified to conduct NSPIRE inspections. The Section 8 programs are administered pursuant to 24 CFR 982.

BCHA currently manages up to 985 Housing Choice Vouchers, including 88 Project-Based Vouchers, located throughout Boulder County and the city of Broomfield. All BCHA owned units with either subsidy must be inspected by a third-party entity to ensure compliance with HQS/NSPIRE standards as defined by HUD.

2. Written Inquiries

All inquiries regarding this RFP will be submitted via email to the Boulder County Purchasing Office at purchasing@bouldercounty.org on or before 2:00 p.m. February 24, 2023. A response from the county to all inquiries will be posted and sent via email no later than March 1, 2023.

Do not contact any other county department or personnel with questions or for information regarding this solicitation.

3. Submittal Instructions

Submittals are due at the email box only, listed below, for time and date recording on or before 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time on March 14, 2023.
Vendors must answer whether line-item pricing information submitted with a bid is confidential or closely held.

Please note that email responses to this solicitation are limited to a maximum of 50MB capacity.

NO ZIP FILES OR LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES WILL BE ACCEPTED. THIS INCLUDES GOOGLE DOCS AND SIMILAR SITES. ALL SUBMITTALS MUST BE RECEIVED AS AN ATTACHMENT (E.G. PDF, WORD, EXCEL).

Electronic Submittals must be received in the email box listed below. Submittals sent to any other box will NOT be forwarded or accepted. This email box is only accessed on the due date of your questions or proposals. Please use the Delivery Receipt option to verify receipt of your email. It is the sole responsibility of the proposer to ensure their documents are received before the deadline specified above. Boulder County does not accept responsibility under any circumstance for delayed or failed email or mailed submittals.

Email purchasing@bouldercounty.org; identified as RFP # 7432-23 in the subject line.

RFP 7432-23

The attached addendum supersedes the original Information and Specifications regarding RFP # 7432-23 where it adds to, deletes from, clarifies or otherwise modifies. All other conditions and any previous addendums shall remain unchanged.

BIDS will only be accepted electronically by emailing purchasing@bouldercounty.org.

Please note:

Responses to questions have been extended to March 7, 2023.

RFP #7432-23 Addendum 1

The attached addendum supersedes the original Information and Specifications regarding RFP # 7432-23 where it adds to, deletes from, clarifies or otherwise modifies. All other conditions and any previous addendums shall remain unchanged.

Please note: BIDS will only be accepted electronically by emailing purchasing@bouldercounty.org.

RFP #7432-23 Addendum 2

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