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SEEKING: Grant Administrative Services

Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services (BRRNHS), Inc. has been awarded a Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) grant of $300,000.00 from the Better Buffalo Fund to fund needed repairs and improvements to commercial properties in Black Rock’s Amherst Street target area. The project's scope will include interior and exterior renovations consistent with historic standards and local preservation guidelines and BMSI criteria to be completed within a two year grant period that ends July 25, 2020. 

Grant administrative services are being sought to perform the following tasks:
  • Execution of the BMSI administrative plan for the program
  • Assisting selection committee
  • Preparation of required forms and contract documents
  • Monitoring and supervision of the BMSI program
  • Scheduling of activities and project tasks
  • Compliance with environmental and historic preservation requirements
  • Compliance with other BMSI regulations
  • Fiscal monitoring
  • Coordination with field representatives of the New York State Office of Community Renewal
  • Closeout meeting and paperwork
If you are interested in providing the grant administrative services specified above, please provide:
  • Brief history of the firm & office location, number of years the company has been providing grant administration services and similar experiences successfully managing Main Street grants.
  • Resumes of key personnel that will be working on the project, their Main Street grant experience and experience with building renovations.
  • Three client references: names & contact for projects currently in progress or recently completed (past 5 years).
  • Statement of familiarly with the rules, regulations and requirements of the BMSI Program. This may be a factor in making the final selection for grant administrator.
Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) funds awarded for administrative expenses shall not exceed $30,000.00. Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services (BRRNHS), Inc. is not obligated to select the organization with the lowest price proposal.

Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services (BRRNHS), Inc. will make its selection based on the following criteria:
  • Successful experience (past performance, on schedule and on budget)
  • Extent of experience of project manager
  • Technical capability of the firm
  • Client References
  • Cost Please submit your proposal via email no later than 5 P.M. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
  • Email proposals to Rehab@BRRNHS.org 

Selection of consultant will be made on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 

Contracts will not be executed until Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services (BRRNHS), Inc. has received final signed agreements from the Better Buffalo Fund. Consultant's proposals will remain in effect for a period of six (6) months from bid date. Please contact 716-885-2344 x15 or Rehab@brrnhs.org if you have any questions about the grant or this request for qualifications/proposal.