Action Ottawa Requests for Proposals Summer 2018
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Action Ottawa Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. The RFP can be received by registering and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This RFP includes the following capital funding:
- Up to a total of $11M is available from the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH) 2014 Extension and the Social Infrastructure Fund (SIF) Program streams; and
- Up to a total of $5M is available from the Government of Ontario program entitled Home For Good (HFG); and
- Up to a total of $9M is available for the 289 Carling Avenue RFP from the HFG program for up to 60 units of supportive housing. Please note that the 289 Carling Avenue RFP is only open to Not for Profit and Charitable Housing Providers.
Three RFP’s have been issued to address the following priority areas:
- Supportive Housing for the following provincial priority homelessness areas (Chronic homelessness, Youth homelessness, Indigenous, Homelessness; and Homelessness following transitions from provincially-funded institutions and service systems (e.g., hospitals and prisons); and
- Mixed Composition Affordable Housing, (includes a variety of mixed income, household size and unit/dwelling type affordable housing proposals). The RFP document will be available July 26, 2018; and
- Previously funded Action Ottawa Projects with unfunded units seeking additional funding, for eligible proponents only. Please contact the Affordable Housing Branch for more information.
The deadline for inquiries is Friday, August 25, 2018.
The RFPs will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
All inquiries and questions should be directed to the following email address: email@example.com.
Inquiries re: Action Ottawa RFP Summer 2018
Despite the discrepancies in various documents, the Closing/ Submission Deadline for
all three RFPs is October 17, 2018.
S. 6.1 of the RFP indicates that “General contractors are not to be included in a Proponent’s response to this RFP.”
We wanted to clarify:
- whether the statement in the RFP means that the proponent cannot already have a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) on their team before the RFP submission, or whether the CM/GC should just not be mentioned in the Proponent Team & Competencies section?; and
- hether this requirement has any implications on this proponent’s eligibility to submit a proposal in response to this 2017 RFP?
If a Proponent already has previously engaged a CM/GC and submits a response to the RFP, they may be required to conduct a new competitive procurement process for the CM/GC if the City determines that the CM/GC were not hired under a fair and competitive process and/or the determines that would be more cost effective to procure a new CM/GC depending on the stage of planning and/or construction the project is in.
S. 6.1 of the RFP also indicates “If Proponents select to include a development consultant and/or architect as part of their team in the RFP response, the Proponent will be required to show that the team members were selected based on a clearly defined statement of work and a transparent and competitive procurement process…” Would the proponent for the project described above be deemed to be not eligible to apply for funding in response to this RFP if they did not engage their development consultant or architect through a competitive process? Again, the proponent has been working on the project for some time now, and engaged their development consultant and architect back in 2014/2015, before these new requirements were set out.
Correct, if a development consultant or architect was not procured through a competitive procurement process, the City may require that the proponent conduct a fair and open process to consider other development consultants and/or architects prior to moving forward with the consultant that has been retained to submit the proposal.
I would like to receive more information on whether or not we at our Non-Profit Housing would qualify for the following programs
You would be eligible to apply to the RFP for New Projects and/ or the RFP for 289 Carling Avenue.
The RFP for New Projects is for Mixed Composition Affordable Housing. The RFP for 289 Carling Avenue is for supportive housing for the following provincial priority homelessness areas: chronic homelessness, Youth homelessness, Indigenous, Homelessness; and Homelessness following transitions from provincially-funded institutions and service systems (e.g., hospitals and prisons).