Public Notices 

Scranton, Pennsylvania

     Office of Economic and Community Development (OECD)

Request for Proposal

Scranton OECD Housing, Community and Economic Development Software

Separate sealed proposals will be received by the Office of the City Controller for the City of Scranton, 340 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pa., 18503 until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at which time such proposals will be opened in City Council Chambers and available for public viewing at www.youtube.com/user/electriccitytv570 for the following:

 

CITY OF SCRANTON - Office of Community Development 

Scranton OECD Housing, Community and Economic Development Software

Proposals shall be made upon the specifications included in the official Proposal Request which may be obtained by emailing Eileen Cipriani, at ecipriani@scrantonpa.gov and which may be had by bona fide bidders. If you intend to submit a proposal, you are required to notify Eileen Cipriani via email at the email address listed above. If you fail to notify Mrs. Cipriani of your intent to submit a bid, you will not receive any Addenda or answers to any questions that may be submitted by other bidders.

 

Proposals will be received and identified by “Scranton OECD Housing, Community and Economic Development Software.” All proposals will be submitted electronically to John Murray, City Controller for the City of Scranton via:

 

So as to arrive by the date and time specified above. The City of Scranton will require a PDF document of this proposal. If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Cipriani in the Office of Economic and Community Development, 340 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18503, via email only as noted on this Request for Proposals.

          ADDENDUM NO. 1

Applicants must download "ADDENDUM NO. 1" complete and sign, as acknowledgement that they have 

received the addendum, which becomes part of the contract and modifies the original bidding documents.

             Please return a copy of this document to O.E.C.D. via e- mail ecipriani@scrantonpa.gov

              To: (Eileen Cipriani) before Monday January 11th, 2021 at Noon.

 

              Failure to email "Signed addendum #1" may subject the bidder to be disqualified. 

The City of Scranton is seeking proposals for software programs and services for Scranton OECD programs which include, but not limited to: Housing, Community and Economic Development. A detailed description of expectations is included in the Proposal Request.

 

Each proposal must be accompanied by a certificate of insurance, a signed affirmative action, non-segregated facilities, and non-collusion affidavits.

Paige G. Cognetti, Mayor

Eileen Cipriani, OECD, Executive Director

Request for Proposal

Scranton/Lackawanna County Housing Navigator

Effective January 11, 2021 applications will be available for Scranton/ Lackawanna County Housing Navigator to be funded through the Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV), administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This funding covers the period of January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022 and activities must prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, with a prioritization for extremely low, low, and moderate-income families.  Eligible applicants must be incorporated for profit, nonprofit, or public organizations or businesses able to undertake their approved activity within the boundaries of the City of Scranton. Applicants must demonstrate the financial management and programmatic expertise to successfully develop, design, implement and monitor the proposed activity. All applicants must meet other federal requirements concerning equal opportunity, fair housing, affirmative marketing, environmental review, displacement, relocation, acquisition, labor, lead-based paint, conflict of interest, debarment and suspension and flood insurance where applicable.

Programming is defined as: working closely with the Scranton/Lackawanna CoC to quickly house those in need. The Housing Navigator will work with all Housing Programs within the County to ensure that clients are housed as quickly and efficiently as possible. The end goal for the Housing Navigator is to facilitate rapid and resourced exits from homelessness, into permanent housing, and to prevent those at risk from entering into homelessness.                       

Applications must be submitted to rschwartz@scrantonpa.gov no later than 5pm on February 1, 2021.  Failure to provide a complete application will disqualify applicants.

Paige G. Cognetti, Mayor

Eileen Cipriani, OECD, Executive Director

Request for Proposal

Business Technology Assistance Grants

Effective January 11, 2021 applications will be available for Business Technology Assistance Grants to be funded through the Community Development Block Grant Program CARES Act (CDBG-CV), administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This funding covers the period of January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022 and activities must prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, with a prioritization for extremely low, low, and moderate-income families/ businesses.  Eligible applicants must be incorporated for profit, nonprofit, or public organizations or businesses able to undertake their approved activity within the boundaries of the City of Scranton. Applicants must demonstrate the financial management and programmatic expertise to successfully develop, design, implement and monitor the proposed activity. All applicants must meet other federal requirements concerning equal opportunity, fair housing, affirmative marketing, environmental review, displacement, relocation, acquisition, labor, lead-based paint, conflict of interest, debarment and suspension and flood insurance where applicable.

Allocation for Business Technology Assistance Grants is $150,000.

Business Technology Assistance Grant Programming is defined as: Technical assistance/ education/training/technology to for-profit businesses, including workshops, assistance in developing e-commerce, marketing, websites and social media strategies to participate in online sales. Business participants must meet Housing and Urban Development (HUD) low to moderate income eligibility criteria.

             

Applications must be submitted to mpward@scrantonpa.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2021.  Failure to provide a complete application will disqualify applicants.

 

If you have any questions regarding this application, select the frequently asked questions at the FAQ button or email Mary-Pat Ward, OECD Deputy Director, at mpward@scrantonpa.gov. 

Paige G. Cognetti, Mayor

Eileen Cipriani, OECD, Executive Director