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The Housing Authority of Florence is soliciting Request for Qualifications Proposals (RFQ'S), mailed, emailed, or hand delivered, until 8:00 a.m. on April 15, 2021.  Proposals must be clearly marked (Request for Proposals - "A & E, & Development Services" ATTN:  Esperone Huggins)

This solicitation is for Architectural/Engineering, and Development Services related to any commercial and residential construction projects that the HAF might wish to use the services.  Unlike sealed bidding, this is a competitive proposal method which permits consideration of technical factors other than price.  The contract shall be three (3) years from the date of the award with an option of a one (1) year renewal.  The contract will be subject to termination upon thirty (30) days advance notice by either party.

Services are to include all development, architectural, plumbing, mechanical, structural, and electrical engineering related to these projects.  Services will also include Civil engineering design for all site layout, streets, curbs, gutters, surveying/staking, and erosion control measures/permitting.  This will be an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract.

A schedule of fees and list of qualifications is required to constitute an acceptable proposal. 

All qualified proposals meeting required terms and specifications will be evaluated using the following criteria below:


Factor Description & Max Point Values

Evidence of firm's ability to perform the work, as evidenced by profiles of the principles and staff's professional and technical competence and experience.

20 points


Ability to provide professional services in a timely manner

20 points


Familiarity / experience with low-income public housing programs, LIHTC and local building codes

20 points


References submitted with the proposal.

15 points


South Carolina office location

15 points


Section 3 Plan

5 points



5 points


A contract award will be made in writing to the most qualified, responsive, and responsible bidder as stated in 2 CFR 200.320 (d)(5) in the Code of Federal Regulations.


Contact Esperone Huggins 843-669-4163 ext. 3380 or email for questions about this solicitation.


The HAF reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals presented.