GLO seeks proposals for resilient building construction services

AUSTIN – Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted six requests for proposals (RFPs) for construction services for the State of Texas CDBG Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Resilient Home Program. This innovative program will reconstruct owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey with additional resiliency standards.“As populations of Texans grow denser in counties near our state’s coast, it has become increasingly important to not only build stronger, but more resilient to damaging storms,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “The GLO is committed to not only helping storm-damaged communities recover, but to rebuild stronger and more resilient to flood and wind damage.”The Resilient Housing Program (RHP) will replace owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey with reconstructed homes that meet additional resiliency and mitigation standards. Eligible participants will be drawn from the GLO’s existing waitlisted eligible Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) applicants. In addition to providing housing for those whose homes were seriously damaged during Hurricane Harvey, this program will serve as a showcase for more resilient residential construction practices and provide the opportunity to promote these practices throughout the residential construction industry on a scale larger than previously attempted.TheResilient Home Program is seeking construction services for:

Resilient Construction Type:Deadline for Submission:
Wood FrameJuly 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Steel FrameJuly 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Modular HomeJuly 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Tilt WallJuly 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Cast-in-Place or Masonry BlockJuly 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Structural Composite LumberJuly 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CT

This program will be funded using CDBG-MIT funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Qualified RHP vendors must prove they can provide reconstruction services in accordance with applicable state, local, and/or regional housing guidelines in addition to federally mandated rules and regulations from HUD. Respondent must provide a detailed narrative in its Solicitation Response, demonstrating the experience and ability to perform all requested services described in the respective RFPs. Each respondent must also specify if it intends to provide these services in house, with existing staff, or through subcontracting or partnership arrangements.