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File #: 21-1305   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/11/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a Professional Services Agreement with Veteran Home Inspections, PLLC to conduct on-call residential inspection services in an amount up to $150,000.00 for the City's U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funded Homeownership Incentive Program activities for four years, with an option to renew. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Contracts Disclosure_Veteran Home Inspections, 2. Agreement, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2021-02-11-0101
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT: Professional Services Agreement for Residential Inspection Services


SUMMARY:

Consideration of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a professional service agreement with Veteran Home Inspections, PLLC to provide residential inspection services for Homeownership Incentive Program activities funded with HOME Investment Partnerships Program federal funding. The term of the agreement is for four years, with one (1) one-year renewal option, in an amount not to exceed $150,000 over the course of the contract term.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City funds the Homeownership Incentive Program (HIP) aimed at providing first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing cost assistance towards the purchase of an existing or completed inventory new construction home within the city limits of San Antonio. As a recipient of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal funding, the City, prior to the commitment of funding, is required to inspect the housing and document compliance the subject property meets all applicable State and local housing quality standards, code requirements and HUD-prescribed Uniform Physical Condition Standards. The Consultant is expected to effectively perform inspections and produce timely reports that help NHSD ensure compliance with federal regulations and ensure reasonable, timely use of public funding.

The Finance Department, Purchasing Division on behalf of NHSD, released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on October 23, 2020 to select a consultant to perform on-call residential inspection services. The RFQ was advertised in the San Antonio Express-News, TVSA channel, the City's Bidding & Contracting Opportunities website, the San Antonio e-Procurement System (SAEPS) and an email notification was released to a list of potential Respondents. ...

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