As the final days of the Trump Administration come to a close, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is releasing a nationwide Construction Inspections contract. Both the PWS and RFQ are now available. HUD insures financing of the construction of new Office of Healthcare Programs (OHP) projects or the repair or rehabilitation of existing OHP projects, as authorized by several sections of the Housing Act of 1959 (HA), National Housing Act (NHA) and National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA). There are a combined total of 3625 inspections required throughout the US. The specific NAICS and size standards are 541350 – “Building Inspection Services”/541611 – “Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services” with a size standard of $8M and $16.5M, respectively. The anticipated contract type is a Firm Fixed Price (FFP).
The Contractor is responsible for ensuring the contract manager, alternate contract manager and inspectors are thoroughly familiar with all HUD programs and procedures as they apply to the duties of the HUD Representative (also called “HUD Inspector”) in HUD handbooks, specifically those listed in Section 2.3.1 and that they remain abreast of all changes to applicable handbooks, publications and forms. As the HUD Representative on the project site, the Contractor shall be responsible for assisting other parties (owner, sponsor, builder, supervisory architect, mortgage company/lender, etc.) in utilizing HUD forms and procedures relative to the construction phase of the residential care facility project development. The Contractor/Project Manager shall possess three years of recent experience in managing and overseeing employees who perform construction inspection activities, or a total of five years of experience in overseeing employees performing a combination of residential care facility, and commercial construction inspections, with a minimum of one of those five years being residential care facilities. The contract manager and alternate must also have at least three years of satisfactory experience in performing construction inspections which demonstrate the knowledge and experience listed below for inspectors.
The operative component here is that you either have to have three years of recent experience in construction inspections or a combined total of five years lifetime experience with one year specific to residential care facilities. To that point, this is additionally a SBA 8(a) set aside contract. If you or your firm is interested in bidding this Contract, please reach out direct to retain Foreclosurepedia for assistance bearing in mind that the cut off date is 14 December 2020.