Request for Proposals for Legal Services for the Allentown Housing Authority

 The Allentown Housing Authority (AHA), by virtue of its contract with the United States of America, acting through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, pursuant to the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby requesting proposals for legal services as specified in RFP No. 2024-002-000-50-4130030 for the term from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027.

The Authority provides housing and housing related services to low-income families in the City of Allentown. The Authority has a public housing inventory of 1,009 low-rent housing units and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program provides support to 1,740 families.

Attention is called to all respondents that all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity requirements for federally assisted contracts must be complied with. This includes strict compliance with Executive Order 11246, as amended (establishing a goal of 6.9% for female employment and 1.3% minority percentage by craft); Nondiscrimination; Executive Order 11625, Minority Business Enterprises; Executive Order 12138, Women Business Enterprise; Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968; Civil Rights Act of 1964; and Minority Business Participation. Also, pursuant to 62 PA.C.S. Sec 4601-4604, the Authority is permitted to use a secure electronic bidding platform, such as The PennBid Program.

Interested respondents may obtain contract specification documents containing detailed submission requirements by accessing The PennBid Program at https://pennbid.bonfirehub.com/.

Interested firms are requested to respond by proposal submission (satisfying the requirements of this Invitation) on or before Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 3:00 PM EST. Complete Proposals shall be submitted electronically via https://pennbid.bonfirehub.com/projects.

Questions may be submitted via the “Vendor Discussions tab” within Messages on the left side of the pennbid.bonfirehub.com webpage before Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 3:00 PM EST. Responses will be provided to all bidders no later than Friday, April 19, 2024 at 3:00 PM EST.

The Allentown Housing Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or to waive any informalities in bidding, and to withhold award for a period of sixty (60) days.

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