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Bid Number: P22-5100-05
Bid Title: Grant Writing and Administration Services for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Category: Professional Services
Status: Closed


Camden County is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals from consultants with a strong record in successfully assisting local governments with grant writing for and implementation of Community Development Block Grant Program. Responding firms should be qualified to provide grant administration and related services including, but not limited to: Preparation of the grant application; Preparation of the Environmental Review Record; Preparation of draw/disbursement requests; Assistance with financial administration of grant funds and record keeping; Assistance with holding public hearings; Assistance with any required acquisition following the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act (URA); Assisting the engineer/architect with preparation of bid documents, advertising and conducting the bid opening, if needed; Assisting the applicant/grantee with Davis-Bacon and related labor requirements including weekly payroll review and employee interviews; Assisting the applicant/grantee with meeting Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirements; and Preparation of close-out documents. 

Camden County Board of Commissioners plans are to contract with a reputable consulting firm for grant writing, and, if funded, for administration services, for CDBG-CV multi-activity projects. 

To be considered, all interested parties must submit their response to Kelsey Kelley, Camden County Purchasing Officer, ., no later than 2:00 pm, November 1, 2021. Proposals received after this date and time or at any other location will not be considered. 

Information which should be submitted for our evaluation is as follows: 

1) History of firm and resources 

2) HOME/CHIP/CDBG experience, including other DCA grant programs 

3) Capacity to complete scope of work 

4) Current workload 

5) Scope and level of service proposed 

6) Experience with similar projects and list of references 

7) Fees associated with grant writing, and grant administration, if the project is funded. 

8) Statement of Qualifications Form                                                                                                                                  

9) Applicable Section 3 certification forms, if claiming Section 3 Status 


Section 3

This is a Section 3 contract opportunity. This project is covered under the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. This project must ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by CDBG funds shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with federal, state and local laws and regulations, be directed toward low and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government funding for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low and very low-income persons in coordination with the Section 3 provisions of the Housing and Urban Redevelopment Act of 1968 – 24 CFR Part 135.

Fair Housing & Section 504

Camden County also abides by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. 

Interested parties should request copies of the Statement of Qualifications Form and Section 3 Solicitation Package prior to preparing and submitting their proposal. Proposals should be received no later than 2:00 PM on, November 1, 2021. Proposals received after the above date and time may not be considered. We reserve the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive informalities in the proposal process. Questions, Statement of Qualifications and Section 3 Certification form requests (i.e., request for Section 3 preference), and proposal packages should be submitted to the name and address listed below: 

Camden County Board of Commissioners 

Kelsey Kelley

Publication Date/Time:
9/30/2021 8:00 AM
Publication Information:
Tribune and Georgian
Closing Date/Time:
11/1/2021 2:00 PM
Bid Opening Information:
Pre-bid Meeting:
Contact Person:
Kelsey Kelley, purchasing officer
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