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Request For Proposals (RFP)/Request for Qualifications (RFQ)/Request for Applications (RFA)

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OHCD has one RFA with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society:

Request for Applications
Philadelphia LandCare Program, Community LandCare Component

Since 2004, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has received funding from the City of Philadelphia‘s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) to improve and manage vacant land through the Philadelphia LandCare Program.     The Community LandCare Component (CLC) utilizes community based non-profit organizations within the City that have the experience and capacity to perform community revitalization work consisting of trash pickup, weed removal and mowing of selected lots.  Under this Request for Applications (RFA), this program component shall be referred to as the Community LandCare (CLC)Currently this program utilizes thirteen (13) non-profits to improve and maintain 2,100 parcels monthly. Through this RFA the CLC Program will be expanded to sixteen or seventeen (16 or 17) non-profits groups.

Non-profits selected under this RFA will provide basic cleaning and mowing on unimproved lots in their own communities, keeping them clean from weed and debris. The CLC’s purpose is to provide the opportunity for the community to have a direct role in the appearance of their neighborhood while creating jobs for community residents.  Also part of the Philadelphia LandCare Program is work conducted by largely for-profit companies which improve vacant lots with trees, soil, grass and a wood post rail fence.  This for-profit activity is not covered under this RFA.   

This Request for Applications (RFA) is soliciting applications for all activity under the CLC .   Current providers under this program should also submit an application in order to be considered for future contracts.  Non-profit organizations selected through this process will be awarded contracts managed through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society based on available resources.  No direct City of Philadelphia contract will be made via this RFA.

Contracts will be awarded for a minimum of 50 parcels and not more than 200 parcels.  These contracts require monthly cleaning visits from April through October 2016 at the rate of $25.00 per parcel for each monthly cleaning visit with the expectation of yearly renewals from June through July for up to three years dependent on successful performance and continued program funding. 

Questions regarding this RFA may be asked at the briefing session, and then subsequently in writing via email for a period of one week after the briefing date.

A briefing will be held on November 10, 2015 at 9am in PHS's Boardroom, 5th Floor, 100 N. 20th St., Philadelphia. Attendance is strongly encouraged for all applicants as special technical assistance will be reviewed at the time.

Proposal Deadline
A completed application form and all relevant information are due on  December 7, 2015 by 5:00 pm and must be submitted to the attention of:

Keith Green,
Associate Director of Philadelphia LandCare Program,
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA  19103

Please download and complete both of the following documents for this RFA:

RFA Philadelphia LandCare Program, Community LandCare Component
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