City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency Request for Proposal-Buffalo Weatherization Assistance Program

City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency Request for Proposal 

The City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) is seeking submittals from qualified Weatherization Providers (PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR) to participate in the Buffalo Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for the City of Buffalo.  The overall goal of this initiative is to reduce energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring resident health, safety and affordability.  This program will be funded with HUD CDBG and CDBG-CV funds and is a continuation of the existing WAP program. However, as part of BURA’s restorative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BURA is allocating additional resources to this program to help increase low income housing stability and affordability in Buffalo.

All organizations interested in applying to provide programs and services must meet the requirements specified in this Request for Proposals (RFP).  Respondents must have qualified staff on hand for this program and be ready to begin work on the anticipated contract start-up date of October 1, 2020.  It is anticipated that a minimum of 1 to 2 administrators will be selected to work on a prepared scope of services.  Additional program and activity benchmarks, specific to geographic priority areas, will be negotiated upon the award of the contracts to the selected organizations.

It is the policy of BURA, that all local Minority/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE’s) be encouraged to submit proposals.  BURA continues to ensure that all locally owned M/WBE’s are afforded the maximum opportunity to participate as Applicants or Sub-Applicants in the provision of goods and services for BURA.  BURA encourages the award of at least thirty percent (30%) of the total dollar value of this project directly or indirectly to M/WBE’s.

Proposal Submission Deadline: POSTMARKED by September 16, 2020 

Request for Proposal submissions are due are due by mail to:

     Yvonne C. McCray, Director of Housing

       City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

65 Niagara Square

   Room-920 City Hall

Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

 

RE: City of Buffalo/Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency – Weatherization Assistance Program RFP Submission (No. 2020-1WAP)

A full copy of the Request for Proposal can be picked up in 315 City Hall or 920 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square Buffalo NY 14202, the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY 14203 and https://www.buffalourbanrenewal.com/rfps/ or http://www.buffalony.gov/bids

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