The Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Chicago Operations Branch has released a pre-
solicitation for the HUD Nationwide Construction Inspection Services (draftSOL-86614121R00001). The
contract opportunities Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5).
With the product service code C219, the procurement includes Architect and Engineering services. The
contract is under the Brooks A-E Act (Public Law 92-582, 40 U.S.C. 541 et, seq.), using the procedures
identified in 40 U.S.C. 11 and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6. NAICS Code is 541310 and
the place of performance is in the United States.
The final RFP is expected to be released by the end of August 2021. For the solicitation, the Government
aims to use a phased approach, which means that offerors need to submit Technical Proposals. This
approach intends determination of qualifications and competence, before inviting highly qualified firms
to submit Price and Business Proposals.
Moreover, the competition is anticipated to be limited to small businesses, who meet the $8 Million
small business size standard applicable to the respective NAICS code.
What the Industry Needs to Know?
The federal agency that is looking to buy these services has decided to make a rigorous cash assessment
in order to select the best companies in the market to give them the opportunity to become contractors.
This means that bidders must be well prepared and careful in drafting the proposal, ensuring that the
application complies with all rules set by the federal agency and the Government. Each detail is
significant, therefore, contracting a professional firm to draft the proposal is the best solution.
For a closer insight, we would like to introduce you to some other valuable information. The
Government anticipates awarding to several offerors based on their professional and proven
competence, qualifications, and background.
The Chicago Operations Branch office contemplates making two awards in each of the following regions:
The awarded contracts will have a five-year period of performance under a firm-fixed unit price,
Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The estimated award dates range are from mid-
December 2021 to April 2022. Furthermore, the ceiling of all regions is aimed to be valued at
approximately $50 million.
According to the notice, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Office of Multifamily Housing (MFH)
Program, is presenting the Architecture and Engineering industry the opportunity to work with them
and to perform inspections services. The contractor will observe and evaluate builders and architects on
nationwide new construction projects, as well as the repair or rehabilitation of existing MFH units
through each of the construction phases.
Two types of qualified, professional, key personnel that will perform the inspection during the
construction phases are:
All interested firms in becoming an architect-engineering firm for HUD are advised to refer to the issued
draft solicitation, check all the criteria for evaluation, determine their eligibility based on the solicitation
requirements, and submit questions or feedback.
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