The Detroit Housing Commission has partnered with BidNet Direct as part of the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) Purchasing Group to post solicitations. As a vendor, you can register with MITN Purchasing Group https://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn/detroithousingcommission and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities. By selecting group notification, your company will receive emails once the Detroit Housing Commission has a solicitation that matches your company's business. In addition, the site handles solicitations, RFPs, and RFQs for other agencies throughout Michigan. We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your participation. If you need help registering, please call MITN Purchasing Group vendor support department toll free 800-835-4603 option 2.
Current Contract Opportunities
Each solicitation varies depending on the scope of the bid, but generally DHC procures goods and services in the following ways:
The Informal Solicitation Process (Less than $250K)
Purchase orders for goods and services valued at less than $250,000 may be solicited
without public advertisement via mail or fax quotations to at least three and often more vendors. DHC may also solicit emergency contracts by phone without public advertisement. These transactions are executed to meet emergency departmental needs and are heavily scrutinized by the DHC Procurement Office.
The Formal Solicitation Process (More than $250K)
The formal process applies to procurements valued at $250,000 or more. Purchase of for goods or services may be solicited using Sealed Bid Method or Competitive Proposal Method (commonly referred to as RFP). In cases in which a Request for Proposal (RFP) is used, vendors submit proposals which are evaluated based on benefits to DHC and price and other factors are considered as basis for award. Competitive proposals are the preferred method for procuring professional services. All solicitations procured under the formal process (exceeding $250,000) must be approved by DHC's Board of Commissioners.
Notice To All DHC Bidders:
To the extent that a contract involves construction, or is a contract of services, award of said contract falls under Section 3 requirements pursuant to §24 CFR Part 75.
This pertains to all contracts except for supplies, materials, equipment, regardless of the dollar amount of the contract.
Businesses seeking a preference in contracting on applicable Section 3 projects may qualify as a Section 3 business concern if they meet the following criteria: At least 51 percent of the business is owned and controlled by low- or very low-income persons, or at least 51 percent of the business is owned and controlled by current public housing residents or residents who currently live in Section 8-assisted housing, or over 75 percent of the labor hours performed for the business over the prior three-month period are performed by Section 3 workers. Businesses wishing to self-certify as a Section 3 entity may do so at https://portalapps.hud.gov/Sec3BusReg/BRegistry/RegisterBusiness.