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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

August 15, 2017
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
Development of Mixed-Income For-Sale Housing on Real Property at 2907-2915 Welton Street

The Office of Economic Development (OED) has partnered with the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to procure an outstanding development partner to construct a transit-oriented, mixed-income condominium project at 2907-2915 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado. OED and RTD are offering a unique opportunity for the selected development team to play a leadership role in the creation of a new model of affordable homeownership as part of a dynamic public-private partnership.

The objective of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to select a development partner to whom OED can assign its option to purchase 2907-2915 Welton Street from RTD. OED is also prepared to make attractive financing available to the selected developer. The selected developer will be expected to finance, construct and sell a condominium project with at least 25% of condo units reserved for homebuyers earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income.

A pre-bid meeting was held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. MDT at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado. 

Video - Pre-Bid Meeting, August 23

Presentation - Pre-Bid Meeting, August 23

All submissions are DUE by 4 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 

RFQ Guidelines

APPLICATION

RFQ Application Checklist

RFQ WizeHive Guide 

RFQ Addendum #1

RFQ Addendum #2

Conceptual Design Package (Sample Only)

Please contact OEDproposals@denvergov.org with any questions.

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April 11, 2017
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
2017 Temporary Emergency Housing Financial Assistance

The Office of Economic Development (OED) is seeking proposals to administer a temporary emergency housing financing assistance program. OED is offering temporary housing assistance for low- to moderate-income households facing a financial hardship or other housing crisis that puts them at risk of losing stable housing. OED is seeking to partner with a local vendor or set of vendors to administer these resources on behalf of the City and County of Denver. 

Funds are intended to support low- and moderate-income residents in Denver County in maintaining stability during the time it might take to find alternative housing during a crisis including economic pressures, unsafe housing conditions or a potential eviction, with the ultimate goal of preventing displacement. The funds may also support renters or homeowners seeking utility assistance during a housing crisis.

OED anticipates total funding of up to $1.5 million (10 percent administration cost allowed) will be awarded through this RFP, however the City and County of Denver and the OED reserve the right to negotiate the total contract amount.

The RFP for temporary housing assistance has been posted on the City’s procurement website, BidNet. Members of the general public, including organizations that may consider responding to the RFP, are invited to sign up to review the document through BidNet. Please see the attached document with a step-by-step guide on how to register for a BidNet subscription system to review and comment on the RFP. The process to create a login ID and review the RFP is free, but organizations will have the option to upgrade to a full membership for BidNet if interested. A full membership will provide regular notifications as future funding opportunities are posted. Please note that the RFP is listed under “City and County of Denver General Services Purchasing” and “Temporary Emergency Housing Financial Assistance” once you have created a BidNet account and can access the site.

The deadline to submit proposals in response to this RFP is May 3, 2017, by 3 p.m. Written questions will be accepted through April 21, 2017, at 3 p.m., as detailed in the RFP.  

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the process to sign up for BidNet or this RFP, please contact Ruth Bruski from the Department of General Services, Purchasing Division, at ruth.bruski@denvergov.org or 720-913-8153.

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March 6, 2017
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

2017 Workforce Development Youth Services

OED's Denver Workforce Services is requesting proposals for the provision of youth services within the existing workforce system to include Out-of-School Youth (OSY) programs and the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Applicants interested in submitting an application MUST submit a Letter of Intent to OED no later than Monday, March 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. MST as instructed in the Guidelines document in order for an application to be accepted and evaluated. The Letter of Intent template is attached to the Guidelines document as Exhibit A. 

A pre-bid meeting was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in the Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., in Room 4.F.6.  Here is the sign-in sheet from that meeting and the presentation.

Interviews with selected finalists are anticipated to occur April 19, 2017, and selected partners are anticipated to begin service delivery on July 1, 2017.

ALL PROPOSALS ARE DUE by 4 p.m. on April 3, 2017 MST.

2017 Workforce Youth Services RFP Guidelines

RFP Checklist 

Definitions & Acronyms

Youth Services RFP Addendum 1

APPLICATION

Please contact OEDproposals@denvergov.org with any questions. 

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February 2017

Neighborhood Improvement and Development

OED offers an open, online application form for Neighborhood Development projects seeking funding. This application is available throughout the year; funding will be awarded to projects dependent upon funding availability.

We seek applications from organizations in the following program areas:

Neighborhood Improvement Projects
Public Facility & Improvement Projects
Brownfield Environmental Clean-Up Projects

Programs must be ready to implement shortly after funds are awarded.

Proposal Guidelines
Proposal Checklist
Acronyms and Definitions
APPLICATION

For more information, contact Rachel King at rachel.king@denvergov.org.

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February 2, 2017
Request for Proposals (RFP)

2017 Workforce Community Needs Assessment Study

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is seeking proposals to conduct an analysis study/targeted needs assessment survey to gather the perspectives of and to address the economic concerns of Montbello’s neighborhood residents and businesses.  OED is looking to explore the education, training, and employment landscape of Montbello and the connection of these to the local business community. The results of this effort will help identify the neighborhood and employer perceptions as it pertains to the hiring and retention of the residents in Montbello.   

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 24, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. MST.

Proposal Guidelines
Application Instructions

APPLICATION

For more information, contact Rachel King at rachel.king@denvergov.org.

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December 14, 2016
Request for Proposals (RFP)

Consultant to Assist with 3-5 Year Comprehensive Housing Plan
and Annual Action Plan for Local and Federal Housing Resources

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is seeking one, or a team of, consultants to assist OED in the development of a 3-5 Year Comprehensive Housing Plan to develop production goals and policy priorities for investment of federal and local housing resources. The 3-5 Year Comprehensive Housing Plan will be developed with OED to include goals, objectives and policies for the investment of local housing funds and federal or other funds allocated by the Executive Director of OED for housing development, preservation or programs.

The deadline to submit funding applications is Friday, January 6, 2017, at 4 p.m. MST.

Proposal Guidelines
Application Checklist
Acronyms and Definitions

APPLICATION

For more information, contact Rachel King at rachel.king@denvergov.org.

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September 29, 2016

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is requesting qualifications for partners interested in contracting with the city to preserve existing income-restricted affordable housing properties. 

Qualified applicants are asked to submit an application under one or both parts:

1)  Overview of qualifications for ongoing partnership with OED acquiring, rehabilitating or preserving existing income-restricted affordable housing as opportunities are identified. A list of qualified partners will be maintained through December 31, 2017 when a new Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be released to renew and update the list of qualified preservation partners.

2)  Specific qualifications for partnership with OED in acquiring and preserving an existing income-restricted property located at 605 26th Street in the Five Points Historic Cultural District in Denver.

The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 4 p.m.

Proposal Guidelines
Proposal Checklist
Acronyms and Definitions

APPLICATION 
 

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September 1, 2016
Notice of Funding Availability for 2017 (NOFA)

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is now accepting proposals for a wide range of neighborhood, housing, and improvement projects to be funded in 2017. Through its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), OED is soliciting proposals from organizations that provide services to Denver residents in the following program areas:

Neighborhood Public Service Programs
Housing Support Services - Housing Counseling
Down Payment Assistance
Tenant/Landlord Rights and Related Housing Information and Referral Services
Rental Housing Access Modification Program
Emergency Home Repair
Single Family Rehabilitation Program
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
Community Housing Development Organizations
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

Programs must be ready to implement in the first quarter of 2017. Selected projects and activities are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Home Investment Partnerships program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.

A general information meeting for NOFA applicants was held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St. The meeting included presentations from OED staff as well as an opportunity for questions and answers (link below).

The deadline to submit funding applications is Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 4 p.m.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposal Checklist
Acronyms and Definitions
Video of September 7 Meeting for NOFA Applicants
2017 NOFA Addendum #1

APPLICATION

For more information, contact Rachel King at rachel.king@denvergov.org.

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Spring 2016
Globeville/Elyria-Swansea Healthy Food Challenge

OED is offering both grants and loans to innovative projects presenting fresh approaches to address a range of problems regarding healthy food access in the Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea. The “Healthy Food Challenge” will award up to $250,000 in grants to projects addressing one or more aspect of healthy food education, fresh food retail, or food-related microbusinesses, and a combined loan opportunity of $1 million will be available for competitive loans. 

On the grants, selection of vendors will occur in the late spring, and selected partners will begin service delivery on July 1, 2016. 

Regarding the RFP for grants:
2016 GES Healthy Food Challenge RFP Guidelines 
2016 GES Healthy Food Challenge Definitions – Acronyms
2016 GES Healthy Food Challenge RFP Checklist
GES Healthy Food Challenge Online Application
2016 GES Healthy Food Challenge RFP - Addendum 1
2016 GES Healthy Food Challenge - Pre-Bid Meeting Presentation

Regarding the application for loans:
INSTRUCTIONS 2016 GES Loan Pre-Application
2016 GES Pre-Loan Application (DOWNLOAD)

After reviewing this information, if you have additional questions, contact OEDproposals@denvergov.org.

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Fall/Winter 2015


Workforce Development Services

The OED-Division of Workforce Development is undergoing a significant transformation of its service delivery, which includes the contracting out of workforce development services. On November 20, 2015, OED released the following RFP which encompasses its Denver Workforce Centers, youth services, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Colorado Works programs. All proposals are due January 8, 2016. Selection of vendors will occur in the early spring, and selected partners will begin service delivery on July 1, 2016.

2016-17 Workforce RFP Guidelines
2016 Workforce Definitions – Acronyms
2016 Workforce RFP Checklist
2016 Workforce RFP Letter of Intent (LOI)

Online Application

RFP Addendum #1

RFP Addendum #2

Powerpoint Deck - Dec. 4, 2015 Bidders' Conference Presentation/Webinar

VIDEO - Dec. 4, 2015 Bidders' Conference

Organizations in Attendance - Dec. 4, 2015 Bidders' Conference

Oct. 13, 2015 Pre-Bid Conference - video
Oct. 13, 2015 Pre-Bid Conference – presentation slides
Oct. 13, 2015 Pre-Bid Conference - attendee list

After reviewing this information, if you have additional questions, contact OEDproposals@denvergov.org.
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Fall 2015
Performance, Financial and Administrative Monitoring
TEC-P Project

OED is seeking professional services to support its role as administrator of a U.S. Department of Labor "Ready to Work" grant. The $6.1 million, four-year grant was awarded to the Technology Employment in Colorado Partnership, or TEC-P.

Request for Proposals
RFP Addendum #1
Proposal Checklist
APPLICATION

For more information, contact cindy.gaertner@denvergov.org.

 

 

 

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July 10, 2015
National Western Center RFP
Addendum 1

OED, in partnership with the Department of Finance, the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), and other National Western Center (NWC) stakeholders, sought proposals to perform a comprehensive study regarding the NWC, which will include an economic and market opportunity analysis of the greater NWC area; options for NWC governance, operations and partnerships; and public/private finance partnerships and tools. The deadline for proposals to be submitted was July 31, 2015.

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Lobbying Certification

 

Section 3 Program

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OED is committed to extending economic prosperity opportunities throughout the greater community, as required under the HUD Section 3 Program.