RFP: The Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority (ARHA)


The Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority (ARHA), in partnership with its affiliated development corporation, Virginia Housing Development, LLC, will publish part 1 of a 2‐part Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking responses from highly‐qualified development partners to assist in the redevelopment of seven (7) of its most desirable sites. In Part I, a proposer must clearly demonstrate its capabilities, financial capacity and experience to perform all tasks related to large scale, turn‐key development projects. All sites are located in Alexandria, Virginia and all are wholly‐owned and managed by ARHA; one of the sites is within steps of the Braddock Road Metro Station, a second site is located within walking distance of both the Braddock Road Metro Station and the King Street Metro Station. Redevelopment of each site shall include all activities meant to deliver a built project that is the highest and best use of ARHA’s land assets and could include mixed‐income, mixed‐finance and/or mixed‐use components. Proposers may express interest in developing all, one or multiple sites, but that interest must be expressed in Part 1.

The RFP will be available for pick‐up on or after January 6, 2014 at the ARHA Main Administrative Offices located at 600 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 and will contain all necessary materials and procedural guidelines to prepare a thorough response and to participate in the Part I selection process. If proposers are short listed in Part 1, in Part 2 it will be critical for proposers to demonstrate that their proposed program and concept for each of the sites they have indicated interest in, reflects the important value of each site to the ARHA, its clients, the City and the community, and that it embodies specific characteristics and outcomes important to ARHA.

Interested parties can also access a digital copy of the RFP at www.arha.us. The RFP will be in two parts with the first part being qualifications‐based. Part 1 responses are due from proposers on March 17, 2014. ARHA anticipates publishing a short list of developer partners, per site, and instructions for the Part 2 – Proposals submission on April 29, 2014. It is expected that the full 2 part selection process will take close to a year. A site tour and pre‐submittal meeting will be held on January 27, 2014 at the Charles Houston Recreation Center. Attendance is not mandatory; however, responders are encouraged to attend. All responses must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the instructions described in the RFP, and will be evaluated as stated in the evaluation section of the solicitation. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Proposal should be clearly marked with the solicitation number, responders name, address and contact information. All firms interested in submitting a proposal for development partner should contact Ravi Chandan Palaniandy, ARHA Procurement Manager, at 703‐549‐7115, extension 254 or rchandan@arha.us.

All proposals must be received by ARHA on or before March 17, 2014.

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