Bid Detail

14-201 - Redevelopment of Various Residential Properties

End date: Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 2 p.m.

The City of Springfield is requesting proposals for the redevelopment of various residential properties. The City will entertain all offers. For specific information on individual properties including street and parcel identification number, address, current use and minimum bid see bid specifications.

Additional Information

A review committee will be established to review complete proposals and will be composed of representatives from the Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development, Office of Housing, City Treasurer, City Council and neighborhood representatives.

The Committee may, in its sole and absolute discretion, reject any and all, or parts of any and all proposals; may re-advertise this RFP if so inclined; postpone or cancel at any time this RFP process; change, adjust, or modify the anticipated schedule of events. The Committee further reserves the right to waive any minor informalities pertaining to any proposals received. The determination of the criteria and process whereby proposals are evaluated, the decision as to who will receive preferred developer status, or whether or not an award shall ever be made as a result of this RFP shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of the City.

If a nonprofit organization is chosen preferred developer, it will be expected to enter into an agreement with the City to make an annual in-lieu-of-tax payment, the amount of which will be calculated as follows:
(Assessed Value per Thousand) x (Tax Rate) x (Fifty Percent)

The proposer selected shall make the annual payment in lieu of tax payment commencing in the fiscal year of the closing and all subsequent fiscal years.

This Request for Proposals is for the real property only. All contents of the property and any personal property therein may not be included in this sale at the discretion of the City of Springfield.

All bidders are buying property subject to all current zoning and building restrictions. Changes to the use of the property may require a variance. The City makes no representations regarding success of variances and/or specials permit applications.

The City of Springfield has made all efforts to ensure that the information is accurate. However, it is the buyer's responsibility to investigate to their satisfaction any matter as it may relate to the property.

The City of Springfield is requesting proposals for the redevelopment of the following vacant lots:

• NS Melrose Street (08520-0012)
• SS Melrose Street (08520-0025)
• NS Marshall Street (08305-0007)
• ES Pine Street (09715-0124)

The properties are located throughout the Maple High-Six Corners neighborhood and the Old Hill Neighborhood. Both areas were very heavily affected by the June 1, 2011 tornado and this Request for Proposals (RFP) is an important piece of the City's rebuilding process.

The City is most interested in proposals that create newly constructed, single family homes on each of these lots. The City is seeking high quality home design plans that are in character with the existing neighborhood. The City will be seeking amenities that will attract a high caliber/higher income purchaser including garages, energy efficiency, etc.

In an effort to meet public policy goals, local developers who submit high quality design and amenities will get preference over out of town developers who submit similar quality proposals.

While financial benefits (i.e. price paid for the property) of a proposal are important to the selection of the developer, coupled with all selection criteria, the City will also consider the broader fiscal and economic developments to be realized from the project. The City will not be obligated to select the proposer offering the highest purchase price if another proposal better satisfies the selection criteria and other requirements of this RFP as a whole.

Full site plan review by the Office of Planning & Economic Development will be required and approval of design and/or construction plans is at the sole discretion of the City of Springfield. The City reserves the right to impose additional re-use/design restrictions as it deems necessary.

All bidders are buying property subject to all current zoning and building restrictions. Changes to the use of the property may require a variance. The City makes no representations regarding success of variances and/or specials permit applications.
Properties are being sold "as is" and the City makes no representations regarding the physical or environmental conditions. The selected developer accepts the property "as is" with no exception.

If a nonprofit organization is chosen preferred developer, it will be expected to enter into an agreement with the City to make an annual in-lieu-of-tax payment, the amount of which will be fifty percent (50%) of the tax that would otherwise be paid by a for-profit venture.

This Request for Proposals is for the real property only. All contents of the property and any personal property therein may not be included in this sale at the discretion of the City of Springfield.

The City of Springfield has made all efforts to ensure that the information is accurate. However, it is the buyer's responsibility to investigate to their satisfaction any matter as it may relate to the property.

The City is making available a maximum amount of $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds towards the redevelopment of the properties included within this RFP. CDBG-DR funds must be spent in accordance with the following:

• Springfield's CDBG-DR Action Plan (http://www3.springfield-ma.gov/planning/fileadmin/Planning_files/Community_Development/11-27-13_CDBG_DR_Action_Plan_FINAL.pdf)
• HUD Guidance in the March 5, 2013 Federal Register (FR-5696-N-01) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-05/pdf/2013-05170.pdf)
• The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, 42 USC 5301-5321.

Proposers may request CDBG-DR funds in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP). Award of funding will be at the sole discretion of the City of Springfield. In order to be awarded funds, proposer's must have demonstrate ability to comply with CDBG-DR requirements and must have a successful track record utilizing comparable federal funds and complying with comparable federal regulations.
The work to be performed with CDBG-DR funding is subject to the requirements of section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3).

The purpose of section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

The parties to this contract agree to comply with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135, which implement section 3. As evidenced by their execution of this contract, the parties to this contract certify that they are under no contractual or other impediment that would prevent them from complying with the part 135 regulations.

The contractor agrees to send to each labor organization or representative of workers with which the contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other understanding, if any, a notice advising the labor organization or workers' representative of the contractor's commitments under this section 3 clause, and will post copies of the notice in conspicuous places at the work site where both employees and applicants for training and employment positions can see the notice. The notice shall describe the section 3 preference, shall set forth minimum number and job titles subject to hire, availability of apprenticeship and training positions, the qualifications for each; and the name and location of the person(s) taking applications for each of the positions; and the anticipated date the work shall begin.

The contractor agrees to include this section 3 clause in every subcontract subject to compliance with regulations in 24 CFR part 135, and agrees to take appropriate action, as provided in an applicable provision of the subcontract or in this section 3 clause, upon a finding that the subcontractor is in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135. The contractor will not subcontract with any subcontractor where the contractor has notice or knowledge that the subcontractor has been found in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135.

The contractor will certify that any vacant employment positions, including training positions, that are filled (1) after the contractor is selected but before the contract is executed, and (2) with persons other than those to whom the regulations of 24 CFR part 135 require employment opportunities to be directed, were not filled to circumvent the contractor's obligations under 24 CFR part 135.

Noncompliance with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135 may result in sanctions, termination of this contract for default, and debarment or suspension from future HUD assisted contracts.

With respect to work performed in connection with section 3 covered Indian housing assistance, section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C 450e) also applies to the work to be performed under this contract. Section 7(b) requires that to the greatest extent feasible (i) preference and opportunities for training and employment shall be given to Indians, and (ii) preference in the award of contracts and subcontracts shall be given to Indian organizations and Indian-owned Economic Enterprises. Parties to this contract that are subject to the provisions of section 3 and section 7(b) agree to comply with section 3 to the maximum extent feasible, but not in derogation of compliance with section 7(b).

All work performed with CDBG-DR funding must comply with the minimum wage rates as set forth by both the United States Department of Labor and the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety, shall prevail in the execution of the work under the contract. Successful Proposer's will be required to pay the higher of the two wage rates for all applicable positions.


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