Notice of Requests for Qualifications Housing Rehabilitation Activities

Catawba Regional Council of Governments (Catawba COG) is requesting qualifications from residential and general contractors interested in participating in housing rehabilitation activities associated with the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP) to stabilize communities that have suffered from a high rate of property foreclosures.

Catawba COG has an ongoing program to purchase foreclosed residential properties in York County and Lancaster County, rehabilitate the properties and place them back in the market for sale or lease.

Successful respondents shall furnish a copy of their current contractor’s license; satisfactory evidence of comprehensive public liability insurance, coverage for not less than $300,000 minimum aggregate limit, $100,000 in the event of bodily injury including death, and $50,000 in the event of property damage arising out of the work performed by the contractor; and if required, the contractor shall maintain such insurance as will protect him from claims for injury under the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Act.

Certification or training in lead-safe work practices is desirable but not required.

We will establish a pool of qualified contractors who will be invited to bid on rehabilitation activities for individual properties.  Mandatory property walk-thru meetings will be held for bidders, where they will be provided with a complete bid proposal package.

If you are interested in participation please send us the following information:

Name, address, contact information
Insurance Information
Copy of your Residential License
Certification of Lead –safe work practice training, if applicable

Deadline for submitting information is Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM. EST.

You may mail, fax or e-mail your information to, Angela Kirkpatrick, Catawba Regional COG, P.O. Box 450, 215 Hampton Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730, Fax Number-803-327-1912, e-mail  COG reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any and all responses.

Catawba Regional is an equal opportunity employer and encourages responses from minority and women owned businesses. To the greatest extent feasible, consideration will be provided to qualified businesses owned by persons residing in York and Lancaster Counties as Section 3 areas.