RFP 20 – 04 – Request for Qualifications Professional Services – Affordable Housing Developer - Block 172 Lot 17 (72’ x 100’)

RFP 20-04




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the Purchasing Department, for the City of Hoboken, Hudson County, State of New Jersey on September 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. prevailing time at Hoboken City Hall, Office of the Clerk, 94 Washington Street, NJ 07030:

 RFP 20 – 04 – Request for Qualifications

Professional Services – Affordable Housing Developer - Block 172 Lot 17 (72’ x 100’) 

Specification and other RFQ information may be obtained at the Purchasing Department, Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, during regular business hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm), tel:(201) 420-2000 ext. 1400 or send your request via email below.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive informalities or irregularities in the proposals received and to accept the proposal in the best interest of the City.

Vendors are required to comply, where applicable, with the requirements of N.J.S.A.10:5-31 et seq.,

N.J.A.C. 17:27-1 etseq., New Jersey Statutes Title 19 Fair and Open Process, the City of Hoboken Chapter 20A Fair and Open Process, and all other applicable laws.

To protect the health and safety of everyone,vendors are encouraged to submit their proposals via certified mail or overnight delivery.

Email: purchasing@hobokennj.gov


ALB. Dineros, QPA


Please click on Full Description to fill out the Addendum


RFP 20 – 04 – Request for Qualifications


Professional Services – Affordable Housing Developer - Block 172 Lot 17 (72’x100’)


This Addendum # 1, dated September 9, 2020 is issued to modify the above mentioned RFP and is hereby made part of the RFP documents. Please attach this Addendum #1 to the original documents in your possession, and ensure same is included in your proposal.


A.      Questions and answer:


Q1. Is there a targeted amount of units the City was thinking for this site?

A1. Yes, 25 units.

Q2. Would Hoboken be open to a mixed-income development on the site?

I know the RFP says 100%affordable but I propose the question because of a multitude of factors:


·       The necessary density forfinancial and operational efficiency is at the minimum 40 units

·      In an effort to accommodate 40 units, the height will have to rise above 4 stories given the small sizeof the lot, which then makes the project ineligible for 5 points on the QAP.

·      Given the highly competitive nature to win 9% tax credits, the need for perfect scoring projects have effectively become the standard. Losing 5 pointswould make the project unlikely to win.

A2. Yes, applicants are free to propose different development scenarios that would result in achievable project financing.

Q3. Can you please confirm that the City is not looking for proposals for a specific target population (i.e Family, Senior, Etc..)? If there is a preference, can you please share?

A3. As stated in our RFP: “Although not required, the City will consider proposals that serve special populations (e.g., seniors, families,formerly homeless individuals, supportive housing, veterans, etc.).” So there is no preference, but the City certainly welcomes proposals with a specific target population.


B.      The City will not accept questions/RFIat this time. Submission deadline remains the same on September 22, 2020 at3:00 pm prevailing time.


This addendum will be publish in the newspaper and posted on the City of Hoboken website to ensure compliance.


There are no other changes to the RFP documents as part of this addendum.



ATTEST:                                                                   Date:September 9, 2020

AL B. Dineros, QPA

Purchasing Agent

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