Solicitation for Housing Quality Standard (HQS) Inspection Services

The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS), on behalf of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, announces a Solicitation for Housing Quality Standard (HQS) Inspection Services. Through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs, clients are placed in affordable housing units that require HQS Inspections both before occupancy and throughout the duration of tenancy while receiving financial assistance through these Programs. Selected applicants will receive an award between $100,000.00 to $400,000.00, depending on the Project type.

MOHS is soliciting applicants to receive a competitive service award to provide professional HQS Inspection Services. The applicant shall provide housing inspections services on behalf of MOHS to include the following:

  • Initial Housing/ Unit Inspections;
  • Annual Housing/Unit Inspections;
  • Client Complaint Inspections;
  • Quality Control Inspections; and
  • Failed Housing/Unit Re-inspection

Each Project will be considered as a separate award, however both Projects may be presented by the applicant as a combined submission utilizing one budget and application for both Projects.

Inspection

Type

Expected Number of

Inspections for CoC Project (FY2021)

Expected number of

Inspections for HOPWA Project (FY2021)

Initial Housing/Unit Inspection

200

100

Annual Housing/Unit Inspection

500

550

Client Complaint Inspection

25

200

Quality Control Inspection

125

400

Failed Housing/Unit Re-inspection

250

125

TOTALS

1100

137

This announcement requests all qualifying organizations to submit the following items in order to be considered for the award:

  • Housing Quality Standard Inspection Services Application;
  • Project Budget; (6-month and 1-year Budget. Template provided)
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws;
  • Current Certificate of Good Standing from State of Maryland;
  • Federal Tax Exemption Determination Letter (if applicable);
  • Copy of Current Housing Inspection and Lead Based Paint Housing Inspection Licenses;
  • List of Board of Directors/Project Organizational Chart (must include name, title, email, and phone for each staff position);
  • Most Recent Single Audit or Independent Financial Audit.

Requests for Proposals & Application

Resources

The submission deadline is Friday, March 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST. Submissions must be in PDF format and emailed to MOHS HSP Application. Late or hand delivered submissions will not be considered.

Questions and inquires may be addressed to the following MOHS Staff:

Katie Yorick - Chief of Policy and Partnership