REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HOUSING CONDITIONS SURVEY
TOWN OF DANBY, NEW YORK
Introduction & Summary
The Town of Danby, New York is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants for a Housing Conditions Survey of the town. This work is funded in large part through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for which the Town is a sub-recipient from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (HCR). Results of this Housing Conditions Survey (HCS) will help decisionmakers, stakeholders and community members develop a meaningful sense of the housing conditions that exist in the Town, an understanding of key housing issues, and a compilation of the relevant data. This information will be critical to the Town for formulating various community policies and to inform preparation of compelling housing rehabilitation proposals in the future, for which CDBG or other funding may be sought.
Qualified consultants are asked to fully consider the scope of services and the contracting and submission requirements described in this Request for Proposals (RFP) prior to submitting proposals. The Town will work diligently to follow and comply with all HCR, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG, and other State and Federal guidance, laws, and regulations which apply to this CDBG-funded project, this procurement, and any contract executed by the Town through this RFP. This compliance includes all provisions which are clearly stated in Chapter 4 of the HCR CDBG Grant Administration Manual on Procurement Standards. The applicable elements of the contract provisions stated in Exhibits 4-1 & 4-2 of that manual will be included in every contract associated with this RFP. While many of these provisions are for construction contracts instead of planning projects such as this, these exhibits are included as Attachment A to this RFP.
This RFP is being forwarded directly to firms which may be qualified to undertake such services that are presently known to the town, and is being advertised broadly through the New York State Contract Reporter, the American Planning Association NY Upstate Chapter, and other available outlets. This RFP is posted in the documents section on the Town’s Planning & Zoning web page https://towndanby.digitaltowpath.org:10768/content/Departments/View/7. As further described in this RFP, that web page will be the central source for information and, while changes to this RFP are not expected to be made, any potential changes. Proposals are due to the Town of Danby no later than August 23, 2019.