Any actual or prospective contractor may protest the solicitation or award of a contract for serious violations of the principles of this Statement. Any protest against a solicitation must be received before the due date for receipt of bid or proposals, and any protest against the award of a contract must be received within ten calendar days after contract award, or the protest will not be considered. All bid protests shall be in writing, submitted to the Contracting Officer or designee who shall issue a written decision on the matter. The Contracting Officer may, at his or her discretion, suspend the procurement pending resolution of the protest, if warranted by the facts presented.
When a General Contractor is awarded a contract, they should list all sub-contractors in bid on the sub-contractor’s approval form within the IFB or RFP requesting RHA approval or denial. Once a contractor bids on the work, the bid is reviewed, and RHA Staff generate a recommendation to the Rockford Housing Authority Board of Directors. The Board accepts the recommendation, and then issues a resolution to accept or deny the recommendation.
The Board Meetings are held once a month on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month. This is a rotating meeting between sites; however, if you call (815) 489-8750, or check the Calendar you can find out the location of the upcoming meeting. By attending the meeting you can learn who won the bid, and then make contact with that firm to ascertain any opportunities.
Once accepted as the winning contractor, a contract is initiated between the contractor and the Rockford Housing Authority. If chosen contractor cannot perform work with existing staff and must employ additional staff, RHA requires the to interview ready to Work Residents for these openings.
The RHA is always seeking ways to improve its Section 3 contractors, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) responsibilities to the community and to HUD. We invite all firms who are classified as such to make contact with the RHA Development Office to seek ways that we can partner and make this occur.
Rockford Housing Authority offers e-procurement to facilitate our contracting solicitations. This will be the preferred and eventually the only way, for our vendors to obtain our Request for Quotations (QSP), Proposals (RFP), Invitation for Bids (IFB), and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) packets. This link will take you directly to the RHA bid list where you will be able to view the summary page and will be able to create an account and log in:
This link will take you directly to where you can register:
May request current solicitation information or questions by email directly to RHA Ann Johns Procurement, Contract and Section 3 Compliance Manager : firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-489-8574.