PHILADELPHIA-Today PHDC announced the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for additional contractors for the home improvement programs-Basic System Repair Program (BSRP) and Adaptive Modification Program (AMP).

PHDC’s home improvement programs use small contractors to make much-needed emergency home repairs for income-qualified Philadelphians. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) provides interested contractors with the information required to prepare and submit qualifications in order to participate.

“PHDC has been helping the most vulnerable residents in Philadelphia retain their homes by providing emergency home repairs for the last 40 years,” said David Thomas, President & CEO, PHDC. “We currently have a great base of contractors, but we need more. Right now, we have people waiting, especially for plumbing and carpentry services. This means jobs can be assigned instantly but our current contractors are at their max of the amount of jobs they can take. To serve more residents, we need more contractors, and we need them today!”

Benefits of working with PHDC:

  • Steady stream of work
  • Opportunity to grow business
  • Quick and guaranteed payment (average < 30 days)
  • Provide assistance in resolving issues with homeowners
  • Help maintain availability of affordable housing in Philadelphia
  • Help vulnerable homeowners in Philadelphia keep their homes

Annually, 38-45% of PHDC home improvement contracts are assigned to MBE/WB E (Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise) contractors, and 100% of contracts are given to small and mid-size businesses. “We give small businesses and minority businesses a steady stream of income and a chance to grow and expand their business. This relationship strengthens our economy, our neighborhoods, our contractors, and our homeowners. It is a win-win,” said Thomas.

Contractor Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with the trade for which qualifications are being submitted
  • Been in business as the same legal entity for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Must have the appropriate trade license(s). Plumbers and electricians must be licensed in their trade by the City of Philadelphia. All other contractors must have a City of Philadelphia Contractor License
  • Must be registered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office as a Home Improvement Contractor
  • Must have no City tax, water or other delinquencies. The contractor may be in a current payment agreement to resolve such delinquencies
  • No conflict of interest as disclosed on any forms or other documentation provided.
  • Must not own any property that is subject to any significant unresolved violation of City codes and ordinances
  • Must not own a property in Philadelphia subject to tax foreclosure proceeding in the last five years
  • Not have any owners/partners/officers of company been convicted of any felony within the past five years

Complete responses are being reviewed, and qualified contractors will receive a response within 30-45 days. Selected contractors will be given assignments immediately.

Interested contractors can apply online.