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PRA, PHDC Officials Testify in Support of Land Bank

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. officials testified on October 28 in support of creation of a Land Bank for Philadelphia. A Land Bank is a strategic property acquisition and disposition tool and will be the next step in Philadelphia's efforts to address the problem of vacant and blighted properties and to return those properties to productive reuse. Click here to read the complete testimony.

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Request for Information & Qualifications

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority ("Authority") is seeking Statements of Qualifications from financial consultant groups interested in providing advisory services in connection with the potential sale of pools of residential mortgage loans held by the Authority.

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Request for Professional Services

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) is issuing this ITQ to prequalify appraisers interested in providing categories of appraisal services of property transactions. Request for appraiser qualifications - rolling admissions. ITQ
Request for Proposals

PHA Appraiser RFP: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”), acting as agent for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (“PHA”), invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced appraisal firms. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Val Pasquarella, at Valentino.Pasquarella@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until September 24, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to them will be posted on the PRA website. Submissions are due to the PRA no later than October 15, 2014 at 3 pm.
SEE ADDENDUM #1 (see PDF ‘PHA ADDENDUM#1)// Request for Proposal//PHA HUD Standard Terms and Conditions, Insurance Requirements//Campaign Disclosure Forms//Tax Certification Conflict of Interest //Appraiser Questions and Answers

PHA Relocations Services RFP: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “PRA”), acting as agent for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (“PHA”), invites competitive proposals from invites competitive proposals from qualified and experienced relocation firms to provide relocation services. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Melvis Dunbar, at melvis.dunbar@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until October 3, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to them will be posted on the PRA website. Submissions are due to the PRA no later than October 20, 2014 at 3 pm.
Request for Proposal//PHA HUD Standard Terms and Conditions, Insurance Requirements//Campaign Disclosure Forms//Tax Certification Conflict of Interest //Relocation Questions and Answers

PHA Title RFP: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “Authority”), acting as agent for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (“PHA”), invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced title companies or title agencies to complete pre-condemnation title searches, conduct closings and to insure post-condemnation payments of just compensation. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Melvis Dunbar, at Melvis.Dunbar@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until September 24, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to them will be posted on the PRA website. Submissions are due to the PRA no later than October 15, 2014 at 3 pm.
Request for Proposal//PHA HUD Standard Terms and Conditions, Insurance Requirements//Campaign Disclosure Forms//Tax Certification Conflict of Interest

PHA Plot Plan and Legal Descriptions RFP:The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority ( “PRA”), acting as agent for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (“PHA”), invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced firms to complete condemnation plot plans & legal descriptions. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Tania Nikolic, at Tania.nikolic@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until September 24, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to them will be posted on the PRA website. Submissions are due to the PRA no later than October 15th at 3 pm.
Request for Proposal//PHA HUD Standard Terms and Conditions, Insurance Requirements//Campaign Disclosure Forms//Tax Certification Conflict of Interest //Plots & Legal Questions and Answers

PHA Legal Services RFP:The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (the “PRA”), acting as agent for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (“PHA”), invites competitive proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced firms to provide legal representation. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Laura Kern, at laura.kern@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until September 24, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to them will be posted on the PRA website. Submissions are due to the PRA no later than October 15, 2014 at 3 pm.
Request for Proposal//PHA HUD Standard Terms and Conditions, Insurance Requirements//Campaign Disclosure Forms//Tax Certification Conflict of Interest

Germantown YWCA RFP:The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from developers to purchase and rehab the structure at 5820-24 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Brian Romano at brian.romano@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until October 20, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to them will be posted on the PRA website. Submissions are due to the PRA no later than November 13, 2014 at 3 pm.

Download RFP // Exhibit A // Exhibit B // Exhibit C // Exhibit D // Exhibit E // Exhibit F // Exhibit G // Exhibit H // Exhibit I //

Germantown Town Hall RFP: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive proposals from developers to purchase and rehabilitate the structure at 5928-30 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Jessie Lawrence at jessie.lawrence@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until October 20, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to them will be posted on the PRA website. Applications are due to the PRA no later than November 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

Download RFP // Insurance Requirements // Exhibit A // Exhibit B // Exhibit C // Exhibit D // Exhibit E // Exhibit F // Exhibit G // Exhibit H //

Auctioneer RFP: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive proposals from experienced brokerage/auction firms to conduct a one-time auction of approximately 210 properties which are currently owned by the three (3) separate public entities: the City of Philadelphia (City), Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA). All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to Susan Callanen at susan.callanen@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until September 26, 2014. Questions and/or requests for additional information and the PRA’s responses to then will be posted on the PRA website. Applicants must submit 3 original copies of the proposal and one electronic copy on CD to the PRA no later than October 15, 2014 at 3 pm.

Download RFP // Exhibit A // Exhibit B - City of Philadephia // Exhibit B - PHDC // Exhibit B - Redevelopment Authority // Exhibit C // Exhibit D // Exhibit E // Questions & Answers //

RFP for Legal Consultant: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is seeking legal consultant services in connection with the potential sale of pools of residential mortgage loans held by the Authority. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to David Thomas at David.Thomas@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until September 22, 2014. Proposals are due September 29, 2014 at 3 pm. Request for Proposal // Campaign Finance Forms // Insurance Requirements // Tax Cert Conflict of Interest //

Grounds Maintenance RFP: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) invites competitive proposals from qualified landscape companies to maintain various parcels of PRA properties. All Bids are due no later than July 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to David Thomas at david.thomas@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until July 8, 2014. Ground Maintainance RFP // Campaign Finance // Insurance Requirements // Tax Cert Conflict of Interest //

RFP for Grays Ferry Workforce Housing: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is soliciting workforce housing proposals from developers to purchase and develop seven (7) scattered site properties in Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry neighborhood. The Submission Deadline is July 25, 2014; 4:00 PM. All questions or comments regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to Robert.LaBrum@pra.phila.gov..
Download RFP // Exhibit A // Exhibit B // Exhibit C // Exhibit D // Exhibit E // Exhibit F // Exhibit G // Exhibit H //

RFP for Point Breeze: RFP for Point Breeze: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is soliciting proposals from developers to purchase and develop approximately 10,102 square feet of scattered site property in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood. The site consists of Fifteen (15) vacant lots. Proposals that include a portion of their development to workforce housing to income eligible households at 80-100 AMI as defined under federal guidelines may acquire parcels for nominal. The Submission Deadline is July 25, 2014; 4:00 PM. All questions or comments regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to Robert LaBrum@pra.phila.gov.
Download RFP // Exhibit A // Exhibit B // Exhibit C // Exhibit D // Exhibit E // Exhibit F // Exhibit G // Exhibit H

RFP for Audit Services: PRA is seeking to obtain an independent auditor’s report to confirm sources and uses spent on Neighborhood Transformation Initiative activities by the PRA and various City Departments who were recipients of bond proceeds. Interested applicants must submit the proposal no later than 3 p.m. on, July 10, 2014 to the PRA. A briefing session will be held on June 13th at 10AM. Please see RFP for additional details. Any questions related to this RFP may be directed via email to peilin.chen@pra.phila.gov. Download RFP. Campaign Disclosure Forms. Briefing Q&A

This Request for Proposals (RFP) provides interested firms and individuals (“Consultants”) with the information to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (“PHDC”) to provide strategic planning and analytical services (“Services”) in support of the Philadelphia Land Bank. PHDC is managing the startup of the Philadelphia Land Bank at the request of the City of Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

Request for Proposals for Architectural Services:  The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) solicits proposals from experienced Architect(s) for architectural design and construction administration services for six publicly-owned vacant scattered site structures for homeownership in the Point Breeze neighborhood. Read the RFQ // Exhibit A  // Exhibit B // Exhibit C  // Exhibit D  //Exhibit E

Artwork RFP: The Percent for Art Program announces a competition to commission artwork for an exterior canopy for a LEED registered, mixed use residential development known as Carpenter Square, located at the corner of 17th and Carpenter Streets in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
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Selected Bidders

NTI RFP: In June 2014, the PRA issued a Request for Proposals for professional accounting services. The Authority received five (5) bids from the following companies: Mercadien, P.C., Milligan Consultants and CPAs, Mitchell &Titus, Parente Beard, and Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC. The PRA has selected Mitchell & Titus. Although Mitchell & Titus did not have the lowest pricing structure, they were selected because of their technical expertise, their understanding of the scope of work, and their approach to managing the project. If you have questions or comments please send an email to peilin.chen@pra.phila.gov by September 19, 2014 at 4pm.

In June 2014, the Authority issued a Request for Proposals for Ground Maintenance for Various Locations in the Eastwick Section of Philadelphia. All bids were due by July 15, 2014. The Authority received three (3) responses to the RFP: Independence Constructor, Industrial Commercial Cleaning, and Townscapes, Inc. The Authority selected Townscapes, Inc as the most responsive bidder. In addition to presenting the lowest bid, Townscapes provided proof of a capacity both in terms of previous contract, references and equipment.

RFP for Landscape and Tree Removal: In May 2014, the PRA posted a Request for Proposals for Landscape & Tree Removal Contractors. The PRA received two (2) bids from Davey Tree Expert Company and Greenscape Landscape Contractors, Inc. The PRA selected Greenscape Landscape Contractors, Inc. as the lowest bidder and the most responsive bidder. If you have questions or comments regarding this announcement, please send an email to wayne.king@pra.phila.gov by June 18, 2014.

RFP for ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: In December 2013 the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) issued a Request for Proposals seeking architectural services for a scatter-site rehabilitation project in the Point Breeze neighborhood. The PRA received seven (7) bids from the following firms: KSK Architects Planners Historians, Inc., JAS Architects, Garber Clifton Architects, Cicada Architects, Sabir, Richardon & Weisberg Engineers LLC, MAKE, LLC and ISA Interface Studio Architects.

Applicants were evaluated using the following criteria:

Organization Experience: Demonstrated experience on projects of similar size and scope. A successful track record with the PRA or other local agencies. Working knowledge with City specifications, design requirements, and administrative reporting preferred.
Project Approach and Timeline: Clear understanding of roles and responsibilities, overall project goal, program design approach, and final product.
Energy Star/Sustainability: Significant and successful experience incorporating Energy Star design standards or other sustainable, green building practices.
Competitive Pricing: The proposal should reflect competitive fees for fixed services.

After evaluating the seven submitted responses, the PRA has selected Cicada Architectural/Planning, Inc. due to their extensive experience in designing and overseeing infill housing projects in Philadelphia as well as their clear and concise vision for working with the PRA and its Development Consultant. They were the lowest bidder. If you have questions or comments regarding this announcement, please send an email to susan.callanen@pra.phila.gov by March 12, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

RFP for WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT: In August 2013 the PRA posted a Request for Proposals for Website developers. The PRA received nine (9) bids from the following companies: Pro Site Builder, LLC, Zivtech, andCulture, Applied Tactics, Revize, Fuse Ideas, Vita Sys, Captech Ventures, and Vision Internet. The PRA selected Zivtech as the most responsive bidder. Although Zivtech did not have the lowest bid, they were chosen because of their technical expertise, their understanding of the scope of work, and their creative approaches to structuring the website to meet the growing needs of the PRA. If you have questions or comments regarding this announcement, please send an email to peilin.chen@pra.phila.gov by March 12, 2014 at 4:30pm.

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