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PRA drops Dupree condemnation, recommits to Mantua:

Click here to read the statement by Brian Abernathy, Executive Director of the PRA.

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.

Vacant Land
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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.

Read the RFQ

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 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 attorneys to provide legal representation. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to ryan.harmon@pra.phila.gov. Questions will only be accepted until January 23, 2015. The deadline for this RFP is February 4, 2015 at 3pm.
Blumberg Legal Services RFP // Legal Services Contract // Campaign Disclosure Forms // Insurance Requirements // Philadelphia Tax Status Certification Request //

RFP for Compliance Monitoring: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from qualified HOME Compliance Monitoring companies to assist with the compliance management of approximately 6,000 HOME funded units in various stages of their compliance period.  All Bids are due no later than January 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM.  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 December 22, 2014.
Request for Proposal// Attachment A// Attachment B// Attachment C// Attachment D - Home Compliance Projects//

Marshall Street RFP: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority ("PRA") invites competitive workforce housing proposals from developers to purchase and develop properties located at 942, 948, 950, 962, 981, 983, 985, 987, 993, 995, 996, 998, 1010, 1012 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia's East Poplar neighborhood. Proposals are due January 29, 2015. See attached for more information.
Request for Proposal// Attachment A// Attachment B// Attachment C// Attachment D// Attachment E// Attachment F// Attachment G// Attachment H// Questions & 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 November 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 December 5, 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 //

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.
Read the RFP.

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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