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File Number: 140074
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File Number: 140074 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-208-14 Control: County Commission
File Name: ISD HOUSING PREQUALIFICATION POOL OF VENDORS Introduced: 1/10/2014
Requester: Internal Services Cost: Final Action: 3/4/2014
Agenda Date: 3/4/2014 Agenda Item Number: 8F2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OPEN PRE-QUALIFIED DEVELOPER POOL TO DEVELOP EXISTING COUNTY OWNED PUBLIC HOUSING SITES IN SUPPORT OF THE COUNTY’S EFFORTS TO INCREASE AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE, MIXED-INCOME AND/OR MIXED-USE HOUSING, AND APPROVING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL DEVELOPERS WHO MEET ESTABLISHED QUALIFICATION CRITERIA TO BE ADDED TO THE POOL RFQ794A
Indexes: PRE-QUALIFICATION POOL
Sponsors: NONE
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/4/2014 8F2 Adopted P

Health & Social Services Committee 2/10/2014 3B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Edmonson noted for the record that the Committee members were not approving projects at this time; rather, they were approving a pool of developers. Assistant County Attorney Smith confirmed that this was correct, noting no properties were tied to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 1/17/2014 Assigned Terrence A. Smith 1/22/2014

County Mayor 1/10/2014 Assigned County Attorney 3/4/2014
REPORT: ISD - No Sponsor - Pending Feb cmte - County Attorney: Terrance Smith - Attachments: Prequalification Pool of Vendors

County Mayor 1/10/2014 Assigned Ed Marquez 1/10/2014

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OPEN PRE-QUALIFIED DEVELOPER POOL TO DEVELOP EXISTING COUNTY OWNED PUBLIC HOUSING SITES IN SUPPORT OF THE COUNTY’S EFFORTS TO INCREASE AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE, MIXED-INCOME AND/OR MIXED-USE HOUSING, AND APPROVING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL DEVELOPERS WHO MEET ESTABLISHED QUALIFICATION CRITERIA TO BE ADDED TO THE POOL
RFQ794A

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purposes outlined in the accompanying memorandum, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that that this Board approves the establishment of an open pre-qualification developer pool to develop existing County-owned public housing sites in support of the efforts to increase affordable, sustainable, mixed-income and/or mixed-use housing, in substantially the form attached hereto and made a part hereof; and authorizes the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to approve additional Developers that meet established qualification criteria to be added to the pool.

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Date: March 4, 2014

To: Honorable Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Recommendation for Approval to Establish a Pre-Qualified Pool of Vendors to Develop
Affordable Housing on Public Housing Sites (RFQ794A)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) approve the establishment of a pre-qualified pool of vendors to develop affordable housing on public housing sites. The proposers will maximize and expedite the development of existing public housing sites on county-owned land for Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD).

This pool was previously approved by the Health and Social Services Committee on April 8, 2013, but was deferred at the May 7, 2013 Board meeting in order for PHCD to evaluate issues that had arisen regarding Carlisle Development. Since that deferral, Carlisle has transferred their affordable housing interests to another entity and is no longer part of this pool.

Additionally, at the time of deferral a representative of The Cornerstone Group, a trade name of Mara S. Mades, a County enrolled vendor, raised concerns that the firm had not been notified of the solicitation. In response to this concern, on May 15, 2013 Internal Services Department staff re-issued the solicitation to ensure all interested parties were provided an opportunity to be pre-qualified for participation in the pool. As a result, additional vendors have prequalified for this pool, as described in the “Vendors Recommended” portion of this memorandum. While Cornerstone did not submit documentation for inclusion in this pool when the solicitation was re-issued, as mentioned above, Cornerstone is a trade name of Mara S. Mades who proposed as Brookstone Partners, LLC. Brookstone is included as a recommended vendor to participate in the pool.

Scope
The impact of this item is countywide in nature.

Fiscal Impact and Funding Source
There is no fiscal impact associated with the establishment of this pool. However, separate solicitations for development of affordable housing sites will be issued by PHCD. Upon selection of developers through this process, a master development agreement will be negotiated between the County and the Developer, and submitted to the Board for approval on a site-by-site basis.

Track Record/Monitor
The contract manager for PHCD is Jorge Cibran. Fred Simmons Jr. of the Internal Services Department is the Procurement Contracting Manager.

Delegated Authority
If this item is approved, the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee will have the authority to negotiate ground leases, master development agreements or any other applicable agreements or contracts, subject to the Board and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval.


Vendors Recommended for Pre-qualification Pool
On October 5, 2012, a Request for Qualifications was issued. Eleven proposers were determined to have met the qualification requirements to be included in the pool, including Carlisle. The County reopened the solicitation on May 15, 2013, and an additional nine developers were determined to have met the qualifications to be added to the pool. The County may choose to reopen the Request for Qualifications process yearly to allow additional proposers to be added to the pool.

Vendors Prequalified Following the October 5, 2012 Solicitation

Firm Address Principal

Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc. 1398 SW 1 Street, 12th Floor
Miami, FL Stephanie Berman

Community Housing Partners Corporation 448 Depot Street NE
Christiansburg, VA Janaka Casper

Gorman & Company, Inc. 200 North Main Street
Oregon, WI Joyce S. Wuetrich

Housing Trust Group, LLC. 3225 Aviation Avenue, Suite 602
Coconut Grove, FL Randy Rieger

Landmark Development Corporation 1666 Kennedy Causeway, Suite 505 North Bay Village, FL Robert F. Saland

New Urban Development 8500 NW 25 Avenue
Miami, FL Oliver L. Gross

Pinnacle Housing Group, LLC. 9400 South Dadeland Blvd, Suite 100 Miami, FL Louis Wolfson III

RUDG, LLC. 315 Biscayne Blvd, 3rd Floor
Miami, FL Alberto Milo

The Gatehouse Group 120 Forbes Blvd, Suite 180
Mansfield, MA David J. Canepari

The Michaels Development Company 1, LP. 3 East Stow Road
Marlton, NJ Milton R. Pratt Jr.

Additional Vendors Prequalified Following the May 15, 2013 Re-Opening of the Solicitation

Firm Address Principal

BHG Development Group, LLC 175 S.W. 7 Street, Suite2115
Miami, FL 33130 Gonzalo DeRamon

Brookstone Partners, LLC 160 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 107
Hollywood, FL 33020 Mara S. Mades

McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. 720 Olive Street, Suite 2500
St. Louis, MO 63101 Margaret A. Manley

Prestige Enterprise Group, Inc. 1023 N.W. 3 Avenue
Miami, FL 33136 Salomon Yuken

Royal American Development, Inc. 1002 W. 23 Street, Suite 400
Panama City, FL 3240 5 Kim Murphy

Sheldon Oak Central, Inc. 444 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131 Tyler G. Klewin

Strategic Green Mills Investment, LLC 347 North New River Drive E., Suite 2705
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Oscar Sol

Housing Renewal Group/Ingerman Group: Joint Venture 1000 Mariner Drive
Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Barry Goldmeier

Turnstone Development 10 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3510
Chicago, Illinois 60603 Bill Schneider

Vendor(s) Not Recommended for Pre-qualification Pool

October 5, 2012 Solicitation Vendor Reason For Not Recommending Carlisle Development Group, LLC This firm had originally been selected to be part of the pool. At the May 7, 2013 Board of County Commission meeting, the Board deferred establishment of the pool to allow PHCD to evaluate discussed issues related to the firm. Since that deferral, Carlisle has transferred their affordable housing interests to another entity, and is not being recommended for this pool. May 15, 2013 Solicitation Vendor Reason For Not Recommending Cazo Construction Corp. Proposer did not meet the minimum qualifications as set forth in Section 2.0, Developer Minimum Qualifications, of the solicitation. GDI Florida Development, LLC High Street Properties SCLAD Lego Construction Company
Due Diligence
Due diligence was conducted in accordance with the Internal Services Department’s Procurement Guidelines to determine each contractors’ responsibility, including verifying corporate status and that there are no performance or compliance issues. The lists that were referenced include: convicted vendors, debarred vendors, delinquent contractors, suspended vendors, and federal excluded parties. There were no adverse findings relating to Contractor responsibility. This information is being provided pursuant to Resolution R-187-12.

Applicable Ordinances and Contract Measures
Contract measures and the User Access Program fee do not apply due to Federal Funding Source.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
On July 14, 2011, a Request for Proposals No. 794 (RFP794) was issued to solicit offers from proposers to maximize and expedite the development potential of 104 existing public housing sites on county-owned land for PHCD. The solicitation sought to establish partnerships with qualified developers to:
• rehabilitate/upgrade existing public housing units;
• remove and replace obsolete public housing units;
• increase the number of units on its underutilized sites; and
• develop vacant land owned by the County.

The County received 215 proposals from 26 proposers in response to RFP794, of which 94 of the proposals received included nine percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits (Tax Credits) as part of their financing strategy. These efforts resulted in the selection of six developers and a recommendation for the approval of ground lease agreements for 28 sites. On November 23, 2011, the Board approved 52 ground leases conveying site control to the six selected developers for development of 28 of the 104 sites.

Subsequent to this action, the Board adopted Resolution R-152-12 on February 7, 2012 authorizing development of four additional sites and one additional developer, in which developers proposed utilizing four percent Tax Credits as a financing strategy. Resolution R-152-12 also rejected all remaining proposals. Following these events, a request was made by PHCD to issue a Request for Qualifications to establish a pre-qualified pool of developers that would be available as needed for public housing development opportunities.

The pool was advertised as RFQ794A on October 5, 2012, and again on May 15, 2013 to approximately 500 vendors in the procurement database for the commodity codes related to developer services. There are now a total 19 firms recommended to establish this pool of prequalified developers. For any developers that did not have the opportunity to submit a proposal, the County will be reopening this RFQ, at a minimum, on an annual basis to allow additional developers to submit proposals. The term of the RFQ will be five years with the option to renew for two, five-year periods.

A vendor’s status as a pre-qualified proposer shall not be understood as a guarantee of work, but rather the County has determined the vendor has successfully demonstrated minimum qualifications to perform work contemplated under the pool. After the pre-qualified pool has been established, PHCD will issue a solicitation to pool members when development opportunities arise. Pool members will respond to the specific solicitations when seeking development opportunities. An Evaluation/Selection Committee will be convened by PHCD, as necessary, to evaluate responses to the solicitation. Each resulting agreement will be presented to the Board for approval.



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Russell Benford
Deputy Mayor



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