Invitation for Submissions of Qualifications

The Chicago Housing Authority and The Habitat Company LLC in its official capacity as Receiver for the development of new, non-elderly public housing, invite submissions of qualifications to become the development and property management team (“Master Developer”) to lead the multi-year, multi-phase revitalization of the Julia C. Lathrop Homes, in order to achieve the vision of the Lathrop Homes Working Group for sustainable affordability and opportunity in the heart of Chicago, becoming the first large scale, affordable community in the U.S. to achieve a LEED-ND Gold or Platinum rating.

The complete RFQ presents basic background, history, vision, process objectives, and technical requirements for the revitalization and for the revitalization process. In the RFQ, we have clearly marked and numbered specific requests for you to share your team’s experience, qualifications and perspective. If you wish to be considered for selection, you must respond fully to all of these requests. Submissions are due on March 8, 2010. A checklist of evaluation criteria that is linked to submission requirements is provided for your assistance on pages 35 and 36.

RFQ Available electronically or in-person

The RFQ and its exhibits can be requested electronically by emailing Rowena Biermann of The Habitat Company, at rbiermann@habitat.com. The request should be labeled LATHROP RFQ REQUEST, and should include the name and address of the firm requesting the RFQ.

Within one day of receiving the request for the RFQ, access to an FTP site containing the RFQ and all of its exhibits will be provided. Those having difficulty accessing the FTP site may further request that a DVD copy of the RFQ and its exhibits be provided via mail or for in-person pick-up.

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