Doing Business with FH

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Fresno Housing. Our competitive solicitations are continually being posted on our E-Procurement site. Fresno Housing pays all costs for the use of this system.

 

E-Procurement Registration
  • 1

    Access the Fresno Housing Marketplace page by clicking on “VIEW CURRENT BID OPPORTUNITIES” below.
  • 2

    Click on the “Register your company” link.
  • 3

    Follow the listed directions.

If you encounter any issues in accessing or registering, call the Housing Agency Marketplace Customer Support at 866-526-9266.

Current Fresno Housing Bid Opportunities

Follow directions above to register your business and automatically receive a notification when opportunities are posted relating to your specific commodity and/or service.

VIEW CURRENT BID OPPoRTuNITIES

Guidelines & Resources

Follow directions above to register your business and automatically receive a notification when opportunities are posted relating to your specific commodity and/or service.

Fresno Housing strives for a fair, open, and competitive procurement process. The protocol is governed by the Agency’s Procurement Policy and federal and state standards.

Procurement Thresholds

All items procured fall under three different general procurement thresholds.

Micro-purchase procedure below $10,000
– Only one quote is necessary, if the price received is below the Micro-purchase Threshold.

Small purchase procedure over $10,000, but not exceeding $250,000
– Quotes for Small Purchases (QSP) will be solicited. A contract may be awarded to an
offeror based on the following factors: the most responsive and responsible,
demonstrated experience, successful past performance, and cost reasonableness.

Competitive purchasing procedures over $250,000
– Formal purchasing procedures include several types of solicitations as described below.

VIEW OPPORTUNITIES

Term Definitions
  • IFB

    Invitation for Bid

    Contractor selection based on the reasonably priced lowest bid and confirmation the bidder is responsive and responsible.

  • RFP

    Request for Proposal

    Proposal evaluation and contractor selection is based on evaluation criteria including price and contractor qualifications.

  • RFQ

    Request for Qualifications

    Contract awarded to the responsible firm with the highest-ranked qualifications. Price evaluation is not included in the selection process.

Section 3 Program

Fresno Housing is committed to offering contracting opportunities as well as employment and training opportunities to low-income residents of the Fresno metropolitan area. This effort is required by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (also known as Section 3), and is intended to bolster local economic development, improve neighborhood economics, and promote individual and family self-sufficiency. For more information, visit HUD’s Opportunity Portal developed to match Section 3 Workers to jobs and training opportunities as well as matching Section 3 Businesses to contracting opportunities.

Contractors who are considered Section 3 Businesses, or who submit a Section 3 Application with their proposal or bid may receive preference points.  In accordance with 24 C.F.R. Part 75, Fresno Housing will make its best efforts to award contracts and subcontracts to businesses in the following order of priority:

  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities (employment and training) to residents of the Fresno Housing development where financial assistance is being expended
  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities to residents of the Housing Choice Voucher Program or residents of Fresno Housing properties
  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities to participants of the  Department of Labor’s Youth Build Program
  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons residing within the area where assistance is expended

To find more information on becoming a Section 3 Businesses and the self-registering process you may visit HUD’s Section 3 Business Registry,  or contact Fresno Housing Fresno Housing’s Section 3 Coordinator at 559-443-8400.

Section 3 Program

Fresno Housing is committed to offering contracting opportunities as well as employment and training opportunities to low-income residents of the Fresno metropolitan area. This effort is required by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (also known as Section 3), and is intended to bolster local economic development, improve neighborhood economics, and promote individual and family self-sufficiency. For more information, visit HUD’s Opportunity Portal developed to match Section 3 Workers to jobs and training opportunities as well as matching Section 3 Businesses to contracting opportunities.

Contractors who are considered Section 3 Businesses, or who submit a Section 3 Application with their proposal or bid may receive preference points.  In accordance with 24 C.F.R. Part 75, Fresno Housing will make its best efforts to award contracts and subcontracts to businesses in the following order of priority:

  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities (employment and training) to residents of the Fresno Housing development where financial assistance is being expended
  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities to residents of the Housing Choice Voucher Program or residents of Fresno Housing properties
  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities to participants of the  Department of Labor’s Youth Build Program
  • Businesses who provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons residing within the area where assistance is expended

To find more information on becoming a Section 3 Businesses and the self-registering process you may visit HUD’s Section 3 Business Registry,  or contact Fresno Housing Fresno Housing’s Section 3 Coordinator at 559-443-8400.

DBE Assistance

The inclusion of small and minority-owned businesses and women business enterprises in our contracting process is important to Fresno Housing. These efforts comprise:

  • Including such firms, when qualified, on solicitation mailing lists;
  • Encouraging their participation through direct solicitation of bids or proposals whenever they are potential sources;
  • Dividing total requirements, when economically feasible, into smaller tasks or quantities to permit maximum participation by such firms;
  • Establishing delivery schedules, where the requirement permits, which encourage participation by such firms;
  • Using the services and assistance of the Small Business Administration, and the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce;
  • Including in contracts, to the greatest extent feasible, a clause requiring contractors to provide opportunities for training and employment for lower-income residents of the project area and to award subcontracts for work in connection with the project to business concerns which provide opportunities to low-income residents, as described in 24 CFR Part 135 (so-called Section 3 businesses); and
  • Requiring prime contractors, when subcontracting is anticipated, to take the positive steps listed above.

All contractors must comply with HUD’s Economic Opportunity Program for Low-Income Persons commonly known as Section 3. The second part of the Agency’s Opportunities Plan delineates the requirements related to companies defined as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). Examples of these businesses are defined below:

  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE) is defined as a business that is:  independently owned; not dominant in its field of operation, and not an affiliate or subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation. The size standards in 13 CFR Part 121 should be used to determine business size.
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is a minority-owned business which is at least 51% owned by one or more minority group members; or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, one in which at least 51% of its voting stock is owned by one or more minority group members, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals. Minority group members include, but are not limited to, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Asian Indian Americans, and Hasidic Jewish Americans.
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who are U.S. citizens and who control and operate the business.
Related Links and Documents:

 

DBE Assistance

The inclusion of small and minority-owned businesses and women business enterprises in our contracting process is important to Fresno Housing. These efforts comprise:

  • Including such firms, when qualified, on solicitation mailing lists;
  • Encouraging their participation through direct solicitation of bids or proposals whenever they are potential sources;
  • Dividing total requirements, when economically feasible, into smaller tasks or quantities to permit maximum participation by such firms;
  • Establishing delivery schedules, where the requirement permits, which encourage participation by such firms;
  • Using the services and assistance of the Small Business Administration, and the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce;
  • Including in contracts, to the greatest extent feasible, a clause requiring contractors to provide opportunities for training and employment for lower-income residents of the project area and to award subcontracts for work in connection with the project to business concerns which provide opportunities to low-income residents, as described in 24 CFR Part 135 (so-called Section 3 businesses); and
  • Requiring prime contractors, when subcontracting is anticipated, to take the positive steps listed above.

All contractors must comply with HUD’s Economic Opportunity Program for Low-Income Persons commonly known as Section 3. The second part of the Agency’s Opportunities Plan delineates the requirements related to companies defined as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). Examples of these businesses are defined below:

  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE) is defined as a business that is:  independently owned; not dominant in its field of operation, and not an affiliate or subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation. The size standards in 13 CFR Part 121 should be used to determine business size.
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is a minority-owned business which is at least 51% owned by one or more minority group members; or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, one in which at least 51% of its voting stock is owned by one or more minority group members, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals. Minority group members include, but are not limited to, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Asian Indian Americans, and Hasidic Jewish Americans.
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who are U.S. citizens and who control and operate the business.
Related Links and Documents:

 

Wage Rates

Davis-Bacon Federal Wage Rates

The Davis-Bacon Act applies to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000. Each solicitation issued by Fresno Housing in which Davis-Bacon wage rates apply will contain the applicable wage determination to be used in the related contract. Additional information is available below:

Making Davis-Bacon Work – Practical Guide (PDF)

Making Davis-Bacon Work – Contractor’s Guide (PDF)

HUD Maintenance Wage Rate Determination

For non-construction maintenance work, Fresno Housing must ensure that contractors do not pay its employees that perform such work at a rate less than the rates listed by HUD. For these related rates, visit Wage Determinations Online Program.

Wage Rates

Davis-Bacon Federal Wage Rates

The Davis-Bacon Act applies to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000. Each solicitation issued by Fresno Housing in which Davis-Bacon wage rates apply will contain the applicable wage determination to be used in the related contract. Additional information is available below:

Making Davis-Bacon Work – Practical Guide (PDF)

Making Davis-Bacon Work – Contractor’s Guide (PDF)

HUD Maintenance Wage Rate Determination

For non-construction maintenance work, Fresno Housing must ensure that contractors do not pay its employees that perform such work at a rate less than the rates listed by HUD. For these related rates, visit Wage Determinations Online Program.

Education/Training

Fresno Housing hosts informational presentations to give information about the procurement process and future bid opportunities.  All contractors and vendors are invited to attend.

Topics include:

  • Bids and Proposals
  • Procurement Website
  • Section 3/DBE
  • Upcoming Opportunities
Pre-Bid Conferences:

Tuesday, 05/25/2021 @ 10:00 AM  |  Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday, 06/01/2021 @ 3:00 PM  |  Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday, 06/08/2021 @ 1:30 PM  |  Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Education/Training

Fresno Housing hosts informational presentations to give information about the procurement process and future bid opportunities.  All contractors and vendors are invited to attend.

Topics include:

  • Bids and Proposals
  • Procurement Website
  • Section 3/DBE
  • Upcoming Opportunities
Pre-Bid Conferences:

Tuesday, 05/25/2021 @ 10:00 AM  |  Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday, 06/01/2021 @ 3:00 PM  |  Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday, 06/08/2021 @ 1:30 PM  |  Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Related Links and Documents
  • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Construction Workshops for Small Businesses(PDF) View
  • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Construction Workshops for Jobseekers (PDF) View
  • RAD Fact Sheet (PDF) View