This is a Section 3 project. Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.
Builders who are qualified to be a Section 3 Business Concern and or can provide commitment of a Section 3 Business Concern will receive maximum points. Qualifications must be submitted to the Authority prior to claiming status. It is to the advantage of the Builder to examine the requirements to become a Section 3 business concern, see Section 3 Business Self-Certification.
All Builders must participate in the Authority’s Section 3 Program. The Bidder/Offeror/Proposer Section Action Plan form must accompany the submittal of proposal. For Builders who are not a Section 3 Business Concern or who do not have a commitment from a Section 3 Business will be required to contact the Authority to receive list of residents seeking employment. Section 3 residents must demonstrate that they meet the qualifications for employment to be considered.
Conflicts of Interest
Builder(s) submitting proposals must identify and disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest with the Authority. Situations in which a conflict may arise include when some of the Builders’ present and future clients may have matters with the authority in which the Authority’s interest may conflict during the time that the Builders is representing the Authority.
A contract will be awarded only to a responsible builder who possesses the ability to successfully perform under the terms and conditions of the $1 Lot Sales Program.
A contract will not be awarded to a builder who is currently debarred, suspended or otherwise prohibited from practice by federal, state or local governments or determined to be ineligible for contracting by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Commonwealth of Virginia or any of its agencies with contracting authority.
All applications shall be signed by an agent authorized to bind the builders. Such signature shall certify that all information contained in the application is true to the best of the knowledge and belief of the signer.
All applications and supporting documentation submitted shall become the property of the Authority. Applications submitted before the due date may be withdrawn upon request of the builders at any time before the due date. If the Authority and Builder cannot come to agreeable terms, the Authority is not required to sell any property to the Builder.
This Agreement shall be deemed to be a Virginia contract and shall be governed as to all matters whether of validity, interpretations, obligations, performance or otherwise exclusively by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and all questions arising with respect thereto shall be determined in accordance with such laws. Regardless of where actually delivered and accepted, this Agreement shall be deemed to have been delivered and accepted by the parties in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Any and all suits for any claims or for any and every breach or dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be maintained in the appropriate court of competent jurisdiction in the City of Hampton.
Compliance with all Laws
The Builder shall comply with all federal, state and local laws and ordinances applicable to the work contemplated by this Agreement.
The Builder does not and shall not during the performance of this Agreement knowingly employ an unauthorized alien as defined in the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Employment Discrimination by Contractor Prohibited
The Builder will not discriminate against any faith-based organization or employee or applicant for employment because of age, creed, familial status, genetics, race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or political affiliation, except where religion, sex or national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the Builder. The Builder agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices setting form provisions of this nondiscrimination clause. Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority does not discriminate against any faith based organizations, vendors, Builders. The Authority does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of age, familial status, genetic, creed, political affiliation, race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, or disability. If there are any questions regarding this policy, please contact our Equal Opportunity Officer at (757) 727-6337.
Issuance of $1 Lot Sales Program Application does not constitute a commitment by the Agency to award a contract. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all applications received, or to cancel the $1 Lot Sales Program if it is in the best interest of the Authority to do so. The Authority anticipates selecting multiple builders.
The builder submitting an application agrees and authorizes the Authority to verify any or all information and references given in the application. The Authority reserves the right, after contract award, to amend the resulting contract as needed throughout the term of the contract to best meet the needs of all parties. All information, materials, and documents discovered or developed/produced for this project by the Builder will become the property of Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Builders must be licensed to practice in the State of Virginia, and must not be listed on the Federal debarment lists.