PHDC Announces RFQ For Home Improvement Contractors

Oct. 6, 2020

PHILADELPHIA-Now PHDC introduced the Ask for for Skills (RFQ) for further contractors for the dwelling advancement packages-Standard Technique Fix Software (BSRP) and Adaptive Modification Application (AMP).

PHDC’s residence enhancement applications use compact contractors to make a great deal-wanted emergency property repairs for revenue-skilled Philadelphians. The Request for Skills (RFQ) gives fascinated contractors with the data needed to put together and submit qualifications in order to take part.

“PHDC has been helping the most susceptible inhabitants in Philadelphia keep their houses by supplying emergency dwelling repairs for the very last 40 a long time,” said David Thomas, President & CEO, PHDC. “We at the moment have a wonderful foundation of contractors, but we have to have far more. Right now, we have men and women waiting, particularly for plumbing and carpentry providers. This signifies work opportunities can be assigned promptly but our present contractors are at their max of the total of careers they can get. To serve additional residents, we want much more contractors, and we need to have them these days!”

Gains of functioning with PHDC:

  • Continuous stream of operate
  • Chance to mature business
  • Speedy and guaranteed payment (ordinary < 30 days)
  • Provide assistance in resolving issues with homeowners
  • Help maintain availability of affordable housing in Philadelphia
  • Help vulnerable homeowners in Philadelphia keep their homes

Annually, 38-45% of PHDC home improvement contracts are assigned to MBE/WB E (Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise) contractors, and 100% of contracts are given to small and mid-size businesses. “We give small businesses and minority businesses a steady stream of income and a chance to grow and expand their business. This relationship strengthens our economy, our neighborhoods, our contractors, and our homeowners. It is a win-win,” said Thomas.

Contractor Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with the trade for which qualifications are being submitted
  • Been in business as the same legal entity for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Must have the appropriate trade license(s). Plumbers and electricians must be licensed in their trade by the City of Philadelphia. All other contractors must have a City of Philadelphia Contractor License
  • Must be registered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office as a Home Improvement Contractor
  • Must have no City tax, water or other delinquencies. The contractor may be in a current payment agreement to resolve such delinquencies
  • No conflict of interest as disclosed on any forms or other documentation provided.
  • Must not own any property that is subject to any significant unresolved violation of City codes and ordinances
  • Must not own a property in Philadelphia subject to tax foreclosure proceeding in the last five years
  • Not have any owners/partners/officers of company been convicted of any felony within the past five years

Complete responses are being reviewed, and qualified contractors will receive a response within 30-45 days. Selected contractors will be given assignments immediately.