Spirit Lake Housing Corporation Request – Grand Forks Herald

Spirit Lake Housing Corporation Request for Proposals For Legal Services The Spirit Lake Housing Corporation (SLHC), located in Fort Totten, North Dakota, is seeking proposals from interested attorneys or law firms to provide legal services for the housing corporation. The legal attorney may be an individual or a law firm, and may be Native American or Non-Native American. Scope of Work The scope of work will include assisting SLHC with legal advise and services for rental and homebuyer agreement enforcement, eviction proceedings, contract review and enforcement, real estate business transactions, tax credits, interpretation of HUD rules and regulations, personnel action review, and general management issues that may from time to time require legal review. Interested attorneys or law firms should have experience in Indian Housing and be knowledgeable of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. The proposal shall contain a brief description of the offerers strengths in relation to how they can serve the SLHC in the range of legal issues as described above. All proposals shall include a description of the services to be provided. Submittal Format and Content 1. Cover page 2. Table of Contents 3. Cover Letter 4. A personal or law firm resume 5. Name, address, phone and fax number of the individual or firm applying. If the applicant is a firm, the key personnel who will perform this work shall be identified. 6. For each partner and associate of the firm who will perform this work, the name, educational degrees and their respective dates, association memberships, licenses, and any other relevant education and experience, including their respective dates; 7. Description of experience which is pertinent to the scope of work described above, including: a. NAHASDA-related b. Experience providing legal services to housing authorities/TDHEs and related work. 8. Certifications and Licenses 9. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three (3) references, preferably tribal housing authorities, other tribal entities, or other non-tribal entities involved in similar housing work. 10. The rates charged for performing the legal services, including a detailed breakdown of the hourly rates of the principals and key staff involved in the engagement. a. SLHC will not be responsible for expenses incurred in preparing and submitting the technical proposal responding to this request for proposals, and such costs should not be included. 11. Indian preference will be given in making this award. Any firm seeking such preference must provide evidence that it is not less than 51 % Indian owned and controlled. Please obtain a copy of the Indian Preference application from SLHC if you seek this preference. 12. AII proposals must contain a commitment to provide Indian preference in (A) subcontracting, (B) training, and (C) employment, and must contain a statement describing the methods that will be used to provide such preferences. If you believe it is infeasible to provide Indian preference in subcontracting, training or employment, you must include in your proposal an explanation as to the reasons why. General Conditions Choice of Law-The contract regarding these services will be governed and construed in accordance with and pursuant to the laws of the Spirit Lake Tribe. Non-Binding-The SLHC selection committee retains the right to reject all submittals. Selection is also dependent on the negotiation of a mutually acceptable contract between the candidate and SLHC. Compensation-The proposal should provide a cost for all work associated with the provision of these services. The final cost of services may be negotiated prior to awarding of the contract. Firm’s Responsibility-The selected firm shall be responsible for obtaining a Tribal Business License prior to commencing work for SLHC, and shall be responsible for all taxes and/or fees pursuant to the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO). Indian Preference-Pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act [25 USC 450e(b)], as required by 24 CFR 1000.48, Indian preference will be exercised in the selection of proposals. Firms seeking Indian preference must submit proof of Indian ownership and control of the business entity with their proposal. Evaluation Criteria Each proposal will be rated using a point system that is applied to the information provided by the applicant that addresses the needs of SLHC. The rating system is as follows: ¦ Relevant experience 0 to 50 points ¦ Qualifications 0 to 20 points ¦ Fee structure 0 to 10 points ¦ References 0 to 10 points ¦ Indian Preference 10 points Total: 100 points Miscellaneous In accordance with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 and the implementing regulations at 24 CFR part 135, SLHC will make best efforts, consistent with federal and tribal laws and regulations (including Section 7(b) of the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act), to give low- and very low-income persons the training and employment opportunities generated by Section 3 covered assistance, and to give qualified business concerns the contracting opportunities generated by Section 3 covered assistance. This announcement does not contemplate any subcontracts. Submittal Schedule and Process All proposals must be received by 4:00 pm, March 7, 2022 and clearly marked “Legal Services Proposal.” Any proposals received after the time and date listed will be rejected. SLHC reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any and all deficiencies. Electronic submittals will also be accepted, but proposers must request confirmation that SLHC has received the proposal by calling SLHC at (701) 766-4131, or by requesting confirmation of receipt via email. Electronic submittals should be sent to Chris McCloud at [email protected]. Contact Information For any questions, please contact Chris McCloud, Procurement and Contracting Officer, SLHC. All questions should be submitted in writing and received by SLHC no later than February 25, 2022, in order to ensure sufficient time to respond. Please address the proposals as follows: Chris McCloud Procurement and Contracting Officer Spirit Lake Housing Corporation P.O. Box 187 112 2nd Avenue N Fort Totten, ND 58335 (701) 766-4131 (Feb. 16& 23; March 2, 2022) 31536


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