Doing Business with RHA

Doing Business With RHA
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Doing Business with RHA

The Rockford Housing Authority is a federally subsidized entity which receives funds from various sources. The two primary funding sources are the Capital Grant Program (CGP) which is used to modernize our property with various physical upgrades. The second source is the Operating Fund which allows the Authority to hire contractors to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Authority. Both funding sources support contractual agreements which are put out to bid at various times of the year and are advertised in local newspapers.

The Rockford Housing Authority encourages Minority Owned, Woman Owned and Section 3 qualified companies to learn more about our processes, and to pursue the various opportunities the Authority provides.


Purchases which range from $1,000 to $150,000 (non-construction)

  • Obtain three documented quotes, either by telephone or in writing.

Purchases over $150,000 will require a bidding process*.
The three formats will be:

  • Invitation to Bid (IFB) for general construction type work
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) for general services provided
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for technical services such as Architect and Engineering (A & E) contracts

*All notices require a two-week publication in the local press, the Rockford Register Star. Therefore, our ads run on Friday-Saturday (Week #1) and Sunday (Week #2). This facilitates contractors seeking opportunities by narrowing the days they have to review the newspaper.

Bid Protests

Rockford Housing Authority offers e-procurement to facilitate our contracting solicitations. E-Procurement is 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.

Directions to Access the E-Procurement Marketplace

  1. Register. See the attached PDF.
  2. Access (no “www”).
  3. Click on the “Login” button on the upper left side.
  4. Follow the listed directions.
  5. If you have any problems in accessing or registering on the Marketplace, please call customer support at (866)526-9266.

Linda L. Dorsey-Tillman
Procurement and Contract Manager
Phone: 815-489-8574