Home Repair Contracts

PHDC’s Home Improvement Programs use small contractors to make home repairs for Philadelphia residents. All contractors must meet PHDC’s requirements (see “Become a PHDC Contractor” below). Home improvement contractors may also be interested in PHDC Construction RFPs.

Basic Systems Repair Program

The Basic Systems Repair Program provides electrical, plumbing, heating, structural and roofing repairs for homeowners in Philadelphia. Contractors are selected through a Request for Qualifications process.

2019 RFQ for Basic Systems Repair Program

This Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) provides interested contractors with the information required to prepare and submit qualifications for consideration by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (“PHDC”) to satisfy the need for home rehabilitation services to be provided to the homes of low-income homeowners in Philadelphia, which will be paid for by grants under the Basic Systems Repair Program (“BSRP”), the Targeted Housing Preservation Programs (“THPP”) or the Community Asthma Prevention Program + Home Repairs Program (“CAPP+:) (collectively, “Home Improvement Programs” or “HIP”).

Contracts for repair cost reimbursements will be offered for all or part of the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Typical BSRP grant reimbursements for work performed by contractors range from $400 to $15,000 per property. PHDC will select qualified contractors to perform work under HIP in the following trades:

  • roofing
  • plumbing
  • electric
  • carpentry
  • general contracting (multiple trades)
  • insulation

PHDC is not soliciting asbestos, electrical or heating contractors at this time.

Pre-Proposal Briefing Sessions
Contractors desiring to participate in the Program are strongly urged to attend one of the RFQ Briefing Sessions listed below.

Session 1: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in the 17th Floor Board Room at 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Or
Session 2:  Friday, June 28th at 10:00 AM in the 17th Floor Board Room at 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Proposal Deadline
Extended deadline for the Year 45 RFQ for the Basic Systems Repair Program. The deadline will be extended – please watch this site for the new date.

Questions
Contractors may call with questions or even arrange appointments with AMP staff to resolve RFQ response preparation questions.  Appointments will be entertained during the period of June 1, 2019 to July 19, 2019.  Contractors should schedule appointments as early as possible as PHDC staff may have limited time to meet with contractors during this period.  Contact names and telephone numbers will be provided at the Briefing.  This offer of individual appointments is only available to those contractors who attend one of  the Briefing Sessions.

Please download and complete the following document:

Adaptive Modifications Program

The Adaptive Modifications Program helps individuals with permanent physical disabilities live more independently in their homes. It provides free adaptations to a house or apartment, allowing easier access to and mobility within the home. Contractors are selected through a Request for Proposals process.

2019 RFP for Adaptive Modifications Program

This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) provides interested contractors with the information required to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (“PHDC”) to satisfy the need for construction services to be provided to the homes of low-income, physically disabled residents of Philadelphia under the Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP). AMP provides grants to reimburse contractors for the costs of making accessibility modifications, including, but not limited to, exterior wheelchair lifts, stairway elevators, first floor full- and half-bathrooms, railings, increased lighting and kitchen modifications. Services are provided to income-eligible Philadelphia residents with permanent physical disabilities and are available to both homeowners and renters. Contracts for construction cost reimbursement will be offered for all or part of the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
Pre-Proposal Briefing Sessions
Contractors desiring to participate in AMP are strongly urged to attend one of the RFP Briefing Session being held.

Session 1: Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. in the 17th Floor Board Room at 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Or
Session 2:  Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 AM in the 17th Floor Board Room at 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Proposal Deadline
Extended deadline for the Year 45 RFP for the Adaptive Modifications Program. The deadline will be extended – please watch this site for the new date.

Questions
Contractors may call with questions or even arrange appointments with AMP staff to resolve RFP response preparation questions.  Appointments will be entertained during the period of June 1, 2019 to July 19, 2019.  Contractors should schedule appointments as early as possible as PHDC staff may have limited time to meet with contractors during this period.  Contact names and telephone numbers will be provided at the Briefing.  This offer of individual appointments is only available to those contractors who attend one of  the Briefing Sessions.

Please download and complete the following document:


Become a PHDC Contractor

PHDC hires quality contractors to do quality work. To receive one of our contracts your company must meet some basic requirements:

If you’d like us to notify you of upcoming opportunities, please complete a Contractor-RFP-Notification Form and email it to george.russell@phdc.phila.gov.

Equal opportunity is important to PHDC. Minority, woman or disabled-owned firms are encouraged to respond to PHDC contracting opportunities. The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity has more information on becoming a certified business.

Becoming a certified minority, woman or disabled-owned firm is not just about receiving a contract from PHDC. PHDC prime contractors must meet certain MBE/WBE/DSBE purchasing, subcontracting and hiring goals. Becoming a certified business benefits businesses looking for work and prime contractors working to meet these goals.