REVISED DUE DATE

The DC Housing Finance Agency (“DCHFA”), located at 815 Florida Ave, NW, Wash., DC, intends to refresh its slates of qualified firms and individuals from which the Agency may select to provide legal services in various areas and to serve on specific transactions based on expertise in particular public financing structures. The Agency invites firms and individuals to submit a Qualifications Statement in each of the following areas:

  1. BOND COUNSEL
  2. ISSUER’S COUNSEL
  3. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
  4. AFFORDABLE HOUSING (including HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (“HUD”) programs)
  5. LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
  6. LITIGATION
  7. TAX
  8. PROCUREMENT
  9. REAL ESTATE (ACQUSITION, DISPOSITION AND FINANCE)

Preference is given to CBE’s and companies located in the District of Columbia.  For the detailed RFQ visit our website at www.dchfa.org, Business or contact Keami Estep at (202) 777-1600 or via email at procurement@dchfa.org. Deadline for submission of responses is Friday, August 17, 2018 @4:00pm ET. Questions deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018 at Noon.

To download the RFP, please fill out and submit the form below.

rfq-for-legal-services-rev-8.10.18

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Question & Answers

LEGAL SERVICES SLATE

Questions & Answers

Question 1

Can you give us more specific information on the type of litigation and tax work DCHFA may require?

Answer 1

TAX – The Agency requires firms to provide tax counsel as it relates to the Agency’s multifamily and single family housing mortgage revenue bond programs. Below are some examples:

Tax advice as it relates to carry forward elections, current income and income limitation requirements, targeted areas, maximum loan size, mortgage credit certificates, review of Agency loan instruments such as deed of trust and deed of trust note documents, tax implications of homeowner loans for federal income tax purposes, tax-exempt bond requirements and compliance, recapture tax information, IRS filings and other tax issues as needed.

LITIGATION – The Agency requests firms to provide litigation services for matters such as tax lien, tax sale and real estate matters, employment, civil litigation, arbitration, Freedom of Information Act, etc.

Question 2

Is it permissible to submit a single statement of qualifications for multiple service areas, or must we submit a separate proposal for each area?

Answer 2

Bidders may submit one proposal which includes a single statement of qualifications for multiple service areas.

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