Access Current Procurement Portal
DHA is going through a transition with our eProcurement and has joined the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System. However our current portal is still open and available if you are interested in learning about our recent RFPs and IFQs or if you would like to access your Vendor Profile and other useful information. Click below for access.
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Register for BidNet to gain access to upcoming opportunities
To improve visibility and participation, Denver Housing Authority (DHA) has joined the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System. The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System (BidNet®) is an online notification system that is being utilized by multiple governmental entities. Participating entities post their solicitations, amendments, proposals, and awards on this one centralized system. Please review solicitations or register today by visiting the link below:
State and local government agencies throughout the State of Colorado & Wyoming, including Denver Housing Authority, utilize bidnet direct for distribution of solicitations – including documents and addendum, vendor management and award management. Many participating agencies also utilize the electronic bid submission option for vendors to submit responses directly online through the platform. In addition, our content team of researchers visits thousands of agency websites, newspapers, and other locations to aggregate open solicitations from non-participating agencies to alert registered vendors of matching opportunities.
Registration on bidnet direct is done online. To receive notifications of matching Denver Housing Authority business opportunities, simply register here.
There are 4 types of registration options.
When you register, you are registering for access to not only Denver Housing Authority’s open solicitations, but also solicitations from hundreds of other participating agencies throughout Colorado & Wyoming.
Group, Statewide, and Federal options will provide you automated notifications of participating agency matching bids and, additionally, all statewide matching government bids and/or Federal Bids.
Free registration will allow you to access documents, respond to electronic bids and more; however, you will need to log in daily to ensure that you do not miss any business opportunities
Basic registration requires key contact information for your company’s main user, such as company name, address, and phone number. Once you have completed the basic registration, you will receive an email to verify your account information. After your account is verified, you will be prompted to complete additional information, including NIGP Category code selections and any applicable Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) or Small Business (SB) certification information. You can start the registration process here.
Yes, all registered vendors can download documents from Denver Housing Authority along with other participating agency documents attached to matching solicitations.
bidnet direct’s Vendor Support team is available M-F from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. MT. You can contact us at (800) 835-4603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micro-purchase procedure below $10,000: Designated one time, infrequent purchases of $10,000 (or $2,000 for maintenance/construction) or below that are not currently under contract. Only one quotation needs to be solicited if the price received is considered reasonable. Such purchases must be distributed equitably among qualified sources. Selected DHA employees can procure supplies and/or services in the micro purchase threshold using Procurement credit cards. The selected vendor must be able to accept MasterCard Procurement cards.
Small purchase procedure over $10,000 but not exceeding $250,000: No less than three offerors shall be solicited to submit price quotations through the Invitation for Quote (IFQ) process. At least one of the quotes being solicited shall be an MBE, WBE, SBE or Section 3 Business. Award shall be made to the offeror providing the lowest acceptable quotation, unless justified in writing based on price and other specified factors.
Formal purchasing procedures are conducted for any purchases exceeding $250,000. Through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, contracts are awarded to the responsible firm whose qualifications, price and other factors are the most advantageous to DHA.
The Davis-Bacon Act applies to all construction, alteration, repair or renovation projects using federal funds in excess of $2,000. Each solicitation issued by DHA contains the Wage Determination upon which contractors should base pricing. The contract will incorporate the Wage Determination that the contractor must use. Additional information is available by contacting DHA’s Davis-Bacon Compliance Officer at 720-932-3078.
The inclusion of certified minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE), small (SBE) and Section 3 businesses in our contracting process is very important to us. The procurement goals set by DHA’s Board of Commissioners are 20% for MBEs, 6% for WBEs, 10% of construction Section 3 contracts and 3% of non-construction Section 3 contracts awarded. Any business that identifies as an MBE, WBE, SBE or Section 3 Business can self-certify their status through DHA by completing a Business Status affidavit prior to contract award. DHA welcomes other certifications, but still requires that businesses complete the affidavit. The definition of an MBE, WBE, SBE and section 3 Business are as follow:
A business, which is independently owned; not dominant in its field of operation; and not an affiliate or subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation. The size standards in 13 CFR 121 shall be used unless the Authority determines that their use is inappropriate.
A business which is at least 51% owned by one or more minority group members; or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, one in which at least 51% of its voting stock is owned by one or more minority group members, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals. Minority group members include, but are not limited to Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Americans.
A business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who are U.S. citizens and who also control or operate the business.
Building long-term, sustainable business partnerships with local companies that can help meet our purchasing needs is a standing commitment of DHA’s Procurement Services Department. Listed below are a few of our on-going efforts for reaching that goal.
Companies that are newly registered with DHA have an opportunity to personally meet with a Procurement Services representative during one of our monthly Meet & Greet sessions. Twenty minutes is dedicated for each entrepreneur to present their company and discuss upcoming contracting opportunities. Once registered through DHA’s E-Procurement system, call the Procurement Services department at 720-932-3070 to find out more.
Our Annual Procurement Open House provides business owners from across the metropolitan area with an opportunity to learn about DHA’s current priorities; receive the contracting schedule for the coming year; conduct one-on-one sessions with procurement decision makers; and network with DHA senior management and staff.
Section 3 Business and Hiring
All DHA construction contracts over $200,000 are required to comply with Section 3 Regulations. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that, to the greatest extent feasible, that employment, training and business opportunities created by HUD financial assistance be directed to low and very-low income persons. Low income is defined as family (including single persons) income that does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area. Very low-income is defined as family income that does not exceed 50% of the median income for the area. DHA strives to create sustainable economic opportunities for public housing residents through partnerships with our contractors.
Denver Housing Authority is deeply committed to and energetically supports HUD’s Section 3 Business Program. DHA’s Section 3 Business Program has been designed to support the Section 3 regulations of 24 CFR Part 75.
DHA’s Resident Education and Employment Program (Section 3) represents a Federal regulation that addresses job training, employment and contracting opportunities for residents residing in low income areas. All contractors receiving housing or community development funds must ensure that employment, training and other economic activities, to the greatest extent feasible, will be directed to low and very low income persons who reside in targeted Section 3 areas (Section 3 residents).
Please see the attached Section 3 Policy. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to Denise Salazar at dsalaz@DenverHousing.org.