Open Procurements

Any open procurement can be found in this section.
If no procurements are listed, NBHA has no open solicitations at this time.

***INVITATION TO BID***
2019-04-FA CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
The Housing Authority of the City of New Britain (NBHA) is requesting proposals from Certified Public Accounting individuals or firms to perform fee accounting services for its public housing agency. A duly qualified accountant or accounting firm shall perform on site services (number of visits negotiable) in addition to offsite monitoring, working with the Finance Manager to review the Authority’s books and records. All services must be provided in accordance with the existing rules, orders, directives, and regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, (including the HUD Accounting Handbook, Financial Management Handbook, HUD Audit Guidelines, the Annual Contributions Contract and Project Based Asset Management as is required by law. The scope of services requested of the Fee Accountant will relate to all of the NBHA’s programs including, but not limited to, 804 units of Public Housing, Approximately 874 units of Housing Choice Vouchers and the Capital Fund Program (CFP) as well as all other grant programs as awarded. It is expected that the fee accounting services will be performed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and other guidelines as typically required in the Housing Authority industry. NBHA will award a firm fixed-price contract.

The RFP package may be obtained by contacting ysuarez@nbhact.org.

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ADDENDUM #1-Questions & Answers

RFP submissions are due by 3:00 PM, May 08, 2019. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Deliver one (1) unbound marked original, three (3) bound copies and one (1) flash drive of the technical qualifications and fee proposal (Fee Proposal shall be submitted in a separate envelope and must be clearly marked “Fee Proposal”) to the following address:
John T. Hamilton, Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of New Britain
16 Armistice St.
New Britain, CT 06053

The NBHA reserves the right to reject any and or all proposals or to waive any informalities in the qualifications, if such action is in the best interest of the NBHA. No proposal should be withdrawn for a period of 120 days subsequent to the closing date set for submission without the express consent of the NBHA.

The NBHA is an EEO/AA Employer and conducts its business in accordance with all Federal, State and local guidelines. SBE, MBE, WBE and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to participate in this process.

***INVITATION TO BID***
2019-04-GC GENERAL COUNSEL
The Housing Authority of the City of New Britain (Authority) is seeking qualifications from experienced, area law firms to provide general legal services. Proposals requested are for a two (2) year period, with a fixed fee for services to remain constant for both years and an option of (3) three one (1) year renewals.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to obtain complete data from each law firm that will enable the Authority to determine the most qualified firm.

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II. STATEMENT OF WORK:

1. To serve as legal counsel for the Authority in Court proceedings, and to appear for, and represent the Authority as general counsel in any litigation as either plaintiff or defendant counsel, as the case may apply. Render legal advice on all civil action and claims by, or against the Authority, whether in the nature of contract. The exception to this would be any extraordinary or unusual litigation, which would require prior approval of fees by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In these cases, a separate and special litigation service contract would be negotiated for each litigation, as they may occur.

2. Advise and inform Executive Management Staff and the Board of Commissioners of the Authority on matters pertaining to legal rights, obligations, regulations, and laws, either existing, new, or pending, which would have an effect or impact upon the operations and policies and procedures of the Authority. Review decisions and other legal documents for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and give legal consultation and guidance in connection with the management of its business, and handle any other routine legal services as requested by the Authority.

3. Attend meetings as requested by the Authority. These meetings may consist of regularly monthly scheduled Board of Commissioners meetings; Special Board of Commissioner meetings (as requested by the Executive Director); tenant grievance hearing conferences (when appropriate); management and planning meetings with Authority staff (as requested); and attend any other meetings deemed necessary by the Authority. Supervise and attest the drafting of resolutions and meeting minutes as they are recorded by the meeting secretary when requested.

4. Review procurement policies and procedures, contracts, bid processes, and professional service agreements for compliance with the Authority’s existing policy, HUD and State of Connecticut regulations and existing laws, and executing approval of such utilizing standard Opinion of Counsel documentation as required by these Agencies. Research, analyze, assist in the development and / or provide opinions toward the development of Authority policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local applicable laws and regulations.

5. Interface with HUD legal counsel in order to comply with existing and changing regulations related to Public Housing Programs, and review and approval of contracts with these agencies relative to these programs.

6. Institute and bring to successful conclusion in Court of Original Jurisdiction all actions for recovery of possession of dwelling units, including the eviction processes, the collection of rent, and any other lease violations, as requested by the Authority.

The RFP package may be obtained by contacting ysuarez@nbhact.org or Downloading the FULL RFP.

RFP submissions are due by 2:30 PM, May 29, 2019. NBHA must receive sealed submittals of the RFP and a fee proposal. Submit one (1) unbound original, two (2) bound copies and one (1) flash drive). Deliver to the address below. No electronic submittals will be accepted. Use the Cover Page HERE for your submission. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Fee Proposal shall be submitted in a separate envelope and must be clearly marked “General Counsel” to the following address:
John T. Hamilton, Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of New Britain
16 Armistice St.
New Britain, CT 06053

The NBHA reserves the right to reject any and or all proposals or to waive any informalities in the qualifications, if such action is in the best interest of the NBHA. No proposal should be withdrawn for a period of 120 days subsequent to the closing date set for submission without the express consent of the NBHA.

The NBHA is an EEO/AA Employer and conducts its business in accordance with all Federal, State and local guidelines. SBE, MBE, WBE and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to participate in this process.

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