2023 Request for Qualifications Application

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Minnesota Housing Partnership seeks Requests for Applications from qualified and experienced consultants to provide Technical Assistance services related to Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Community Development, Project Financing, Performance Measurement, Fair Housing, Organizational Capacity Building and Development, and Strategic Planning. Contracts vary in scale and scope, some a few months long and others several years depending on the needs of beneficiaries. MHP will compare application responses, along with other supporting documentation, to match beneficiary project needs with contractor services.

Specific contractor qualifications and experience required to support Technical Assistance Activities include:

• A minimum of five years working with community and/or economic development; and
• A minimum of three years delivering Technical Assistance; and
• Consultants must demonstrate expert level skills or competencies in key areas

Contracts are awarded based on experience and technical qualifications, availability, rate reasonableness, and geographic coverage. MHP will not award contracts to parties listed on the governmentwide exclusions in the System for Award Management (SAM). MHP will reach out to consultants on an annual basis to confirm the accuracy, or request updated information submitted in this application. MHP will provide support for applicants to ensure unnecessary barriers to contract procurement are identified and addressed. 

If questions arise during the application process, please reach out to barbara.dolan@mhponline.org. 

A link to a downloadable PDF of this application is available for preview

here: https://mhponline.org/request-for-qualifications/

Upon completion of the application form, you will receive an email with a copy of the completed application and a reminder to provide the following documents; a letter of interest, biography or resume, any shareable samples of your work as well as available promotional materials. Documents can be sent to the Community Development Department at CommDevOps@mhponline.org. Please be sure to include the e-mail address of the person responsible for submission of this application.

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Please provide information in the fields below for the highest paid staff person in your organization who will providing contract services. Fully loaded rates include hourly wage or salary, fringe benefits and other employer burden (not to include travel expenses).

HUD defines “High Rate” contractors as fully loaded rates higher than $150/hr. High rate contractors need to be approved by HUD prior to entering into a contract. 

Demographic Representation

Historic disparities in housing and community development exist nationwide. As a leader in affordable housing advocacy and technical assistance provision, MHP has made a commitment to reducing these disparities by assisting those with the greatest need through capacity building so that all people can obtain affordable, safe housing and have access to community development services. Among the under-served populations MHP strives to assist are Native Communities, communities of color and immigrants, low income communities, seniors, and individuals and families facing homelessness.

The following questions are related to geographic region, equity and demographic information that can support impactful contract partnerships. Supporting and advocating for a diverse pool of professional contractors allows for us to serve all of our beneficiaries more equitably and effectively. 


By completing and submitting this online form, the applicant acknowledges the following:

  1. They are the duly authorized representative and have the authority to submit this application on behalf of the organization or consultant;
  2. The information included in this application and in any attachments in support hereof is true, correct, and complete to the best of their knowledge and belief;
  3. The undersigned authorizes MHP to contact the clients referenced herein to obtain performance information for the purpose of evaluating this application;
  4. That the organization agrees to abide by Minnesota Housing Partnership’s Conflict of Interest Policy. Such a conflict would arise when the employee, officer or agent, any member of their immediate family, their partner, or an organization which employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated herein, has a financial or other interest in the firm selected for an award;
  5. If assignment is awarded to the applicant organization, MHP and its Federal, State, and local grantors or any of their authorized representatives shall have access to any work products, books, documents, papers and records of the organization which are directly pertinent to a specific assignment for the purpose of making audits, examinations, excerpts and transcriptions;
  6. The organization will take all necessary affirmative steps to assure that enterprises owned and controlled by BIPOC, veteran, women, and/or other socially and economically disadvantaged businesses and labor surplus area firms are used when possible;
  7. MHP may request additional information or clarification to information provided in the application;
  8. MHP reserves the right to reject any submittals received; and by submission of this application, the organization agrees to abide by the federal regulations applicable to this program.
  9. Submission of this application is not a contractual agreement