New Affordable Home Construction Services for Villas de Fortuna, Sunflower and Palm Lake

Agency: San Antonio Housing Authority
State: Texas
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Posted Date: Oct 7, 2020
Due Date: Nov 10, 2020
Solicitation No: 2009-909-23-5071
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11-10-2020
2:00 p.m.
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818 S. Flores
New Affordable Home Construction Services for Villas de Fortuna, Sunflower and Palm Lake 2009-909-23-5071

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818 S. FLORES ST. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78204
Procurement Department
www.saha.org
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
For
New Affordable Home Construction Services
for Villas de Fortuna, Sunflower and Palm Lake
For
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
AND
AFFILIATED ENTITIES
RFP#: 2009-909-23-5071
Prepared by:
Department of Procurement
of
The San Antonio Housing Authority
818 South Flores Street
San Antonio, Texas 78204
President and CEO ………………………………... David Nisivoccia
Equal Housing Opportunity 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Request for Proposals No. 2009-909-23-5071 New Affordable Home Construction Services for Villas de Fortuna, Sunflower and Palm Lake
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Table of Contents
Section A - Background Information and Evaluation
3
Development Opportunities
4
Timeline
6
Evaluation
7
Section B Instruction to Respondents
9
Point of Contact
9
SAHA Reservation of Rights
10
Disqualification of Respondents
12
Award and Right to Protest
13
Bonding
14
Section C Information to be Submitted
16
Tabs 1 through 8
16
Section D Terms and Conditions
19
Section 3
20
Subcontractors
20
Invoicing
21
Termination
23
Examination of Records
24
Force Majeure
24
ATTACHMENTS and EXHIBITS
Attachment A Villas de Fortuna, Sunflower and Palm Lake
Neighborhood Site Plans
Attachment B - Minimum Design Requirements
Attachment C Universal Design Requirements
Attachment D Project Signs
Attachment E Pre-Submittal Log On Information
Exhibit AForm of Proposal and Cost
Exhibit BHUD Forms, Conflict of Interest Questionnaire, Form 1295
Exhibit C–Profile of Firm, Company Biography, Subcontractors’ List
Exhibit DSection 3 and SWMBE Guidelines and Forms
Exhibit E-Proposal Checklist and Certification
Exhibit I - Insurance Requirements
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Section A
Background Information and Evaluation
I. Background Information:
Founded in 1937, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) has committed more than 80 years to building and
maintaining affordable housing for the residents of San Antonio.
SAHA is one of 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the Moving-to-Work (MTW) designation,
which provides agencies with the flexibility to design and test innovative approaches to enhance the agency’s
programs.
SAHA provides housing assistance to more than 65,000 children, adults and seniors through its Public Housing,
Housing Choice Voucher and Mixed-Income housing programs. As a compassionate agency, we understand safe
and quality affordable housing is the foundation to success, and we have the privilege of managing nearly 70
public housing communities, 46 mixed-income apartment complexes, known as Beacon Communities, and
administering nearly 14,000 rental vouchers throughout San Antonio.
SAHA is one of the largest housing authorities in the state of Texas and has an existing team of experienced staff
and consultants assembled to facilitate the redevelopment of its properties. SAHA is committed to creating
dynamic communities where people thrive and spurs economic growth through the awarding of local contractors
with housing development projects, obtaining real estate and administering rental subsidies with private property
owners.
SAHA is managed by President and CEO David Nisivoccia with an innovative executive team and with the
guidance of seven Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of San Antonio. The SAHA Board of
Commissioners, upon the advice of the President and CEO, approves all major policy and contractual decisions.
The President and CEO is then charged with implementing these actions.
SAHA is a unit of government and its functions are essential governmental functions. The property of SAHA is
used for essential public and governmental purposes and is exempt from all taxes, including sales tax on all its
purchases of supplies and services.
SAHA enters into and executes contracts and other instruments that are necessary and convenient to the exercise
of its powers. SAHA maintains contractual arrangements with United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) to manage and operate its low rent public housing program and administers the Housing
Assistance Payments Programs. SAHA programs are federally funded along with development and modernization
grants and rental income.
SAHA has created a number of affiliated public facility corporations (PFCs) pursuant to Chapter 303 of the Texas
Local Government Code (the Public Facility Corporation Act). In some instances, these PFCs own projects. In
other cases, PFCs or other related entities serve as partners in partnerships that have been awarded low-income
housing tax credits. SAHA’s affiliated entities own and operate more than 3,000 units of affordable housing.
SAHA staff also manages the San Antonio Housing Finance Corporation (Finance Corporation), which is primarily
a conduit issuer of bonds for consultants of affordable housing projects. The Finance Corporation was created
pursuant to Chapter 394 of the Texas Local Government Code (the Texas Housing Finance Corporations Act).
When used, SAHA shall include its affiliated entities.
As a part of our social mission and federal mandate, SAHA is committed to providing economic, training and
educational opportunities to low-income individuals in the communities we serve. All consultants are required to
recruit and hire low-income individuals for new positions and provide training and educational opportunities to the
greatest extent feasible for these individuals.
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II. Development Opportunities: SAHA has approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD) to rebuild four single-family home projects known as Mirasol Homes and
rebranded as the Westside Reinvestment Initiative (WRI). SAHA has already completed the construction
and sale of 40 affordable single-family homes in the Blueridge Subdivision.
For this proposal, SAHA’s intent is to fund construction of approximately forty-eight (48) new income-
restricted single-family homes (“Project”), including twenty-eight (28) in the Villas de Fortuna
Subdivision (, nine (9) in the Sunflower Subdivision and eleven (11) in the Palm Lake Subdivision, the
remaining three of the four Mirasol single-family neighborhoods. The homes will be built on 48 lots
owned by SAHA or one of its affiliated entities as shown on Attachment A - Villas de Fortuna, Sunflower
and Palm Lake Neighborhood Site Plans.
SAHA is seeking a qualified and experienced contractor with the necessary resources and capabilities to
construct multiple homes simultaneously using the contractor’s own home designs and specifications
that meet SAHA’s Minimum Design Requirements (Attachment B) and the Universal Design
Requirements (Attachment B). SAHA envisions that the Villas de Fortuna, Sunflower and Palm Lake
developments will ultimately consist of quality affordable single-family homes supporting redevelopment
of the neighborhoods.
SAHA anticipates the build-out of the project should take no more than three (3) years depending on
market demand. SAHA’s intention is to release seven (7) lots at a time however; the decision to do so
and scheduling of the additional three (3) phases with the selected Contractor will be contingent on
successful performance by the selected Contractor and market demand for the homes. The Contractor
will be expected to complete each phase within 6 months of the Notice to Proceed for that phase.
SAHA will handle all marketing and sales of the homes. Of those homes, it is SAHA’s intention that
forty-one (41) homes will be sold to buyers with incomes up to 100% of the Adjusted Median Income
(AMI) per the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Adjusted Income Limits for San Antonio in effect at
the time of sale and seven (7) of the homes will be sold to buyers earning up to 115% of the AMI.
III. Requirements:
A. Home Design:
Contractor shall provide copies of their Plans and Specifications on 8-1/2”X11” paper, including interior
finish-out schedules and an elevation for each side, for each of the following home sizes with their
proposal submission:
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, one or two story homes with single-car attached garage. A minimum
of three floor plans with at least 1,250 sf of conditioned space each must be submitted.
2 bedroom, 2 bath, one story homes with single-car attached garage. A minimum of two
floor plans with at least 1,100 sf of conditioned space must be submitted.
A minimum of two distinctively different facades with at least three different exterior color
schemes each must be provided for every plan to insure variety in the neighborhood. The styles
should be consistent with the existing homes in the three neighborhoods. SAHA reserves the right
to assign plans to specific lots to provide a cohesive look to the neighborhood.
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SAHA anticipates the project will include approximately 34 three-bedroom homes and 14 two-
bedroom homes; however, SAHA reserves the right to adjust the mix and number of homes in each
phase to meet market demands.
All Plans and Specifications provided by the Contractor must meet or exceed SAHA Minimum
Design Requirements (Attachment B) and the Universal Design Requirements (Attachment C). After
the Contractor has been evaluated as the lead Respondent, SAHA will consider substitutions to the
Minimum Design Requirements by the selected Contractor if the changes improve the functionality,
appearance, construction cost or sustainability of the home. Those changes must be specifically
approved by SAHA and its consultants. Any deviations or substitutions that were not approved by
SAHA may result in the Contractor being required to bring the house into conformance with the
approved Plans and Specifications.
B. Warranties: The Contractor must provide the following warranties:
2 years on workmanship and materials, including labor and installation
2 years for mechanical delivery systems, including HVAC, plumbing and electrical
10 years for major structural components including, foundation
All manufacturers’ warranties on components of the construction, including materials, appliances
and fixtures
C. Project Cost: To maintain the affordability of the homes, the total contract costs (house
construction and all site improvements, including site work, landscaping, fencing, utilities and all
other costs necessary) cannot exceed the following:
The maximum bid for 48 homes is $7,344,000.
Since pricing will be an important scoring factor, Respondents are encouraged to submit the lowest
bid possible while meeting the quality, design standards and schedule requirements.
D. Lot Conditions: The former homes on the 28 Villas de Fortuna lots have already been demolished.
Demolition of the existing homes on the Sunflower and Palm Lake lots will be completed before the
lots are assigned to the Contractor. The lots have been platted and zoned, addresses have been
assigned and electrical and water services exist at each parcel. (Services are disconnected and
capped during the demolition phase so the selected Contractor will need to verify these are still in
good operating condition.) Additional information on utilities follows:
City sidewalks, curbs and approaches All sites have sidewalks, curbs and driveway
approaches installed per city standards. Contractor is responsible for repair or replacement of
any damaged sidewalks, curbs, driveway approaches or other public infrastructure.
Impact Fees No additional impact fees will be required.
Water Utility Water meters were pulled. Water meter boxes are typically located at the
property line in close proximity to the driveway apron. However, Contractor should field verify.
Water taps are in place from the main line to the meter box. Contractor should plan on installing
the water line from the meter box to the house.
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (210-477-6059)
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