Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a non-profit organization created to provide affordable housing for working families of modest means.
Habitat builds simple, decent homes that are one to four bedrooms that range in size between 1,100 and 1,400 square feet. Extra efforts are made to ensure high quality homes that exceed the local minimum energy efficiency standards. All homes shall meet federal government Energy Star and Earth Advantage construction standards.
Habitat uses volunteer labor to build homes. As a result, a degree of flexibility from contractors and vendors is required. Vendors and contractors must accept the Habitat mission, which is to create successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes. This is why the contractor or vendor with the lowest price may not be the contractor Habitat decides to use. Habitat will consider the bid price and customer service, as well as the contractor’s beliefs in the mission of Habitat and a contractor’s or vendor’s willingness to discount or donate materials or services. To ensure competitive pricing and to prevent delays Habitat works with several contractors and vendors for any given product.
Habitat encourages small and/or minority owned and operated companies to submit proposals.
There are two options for obtaining the plans:
- View and download plans online. These plans are for bid only.
- View plans at our office and do your takeoffs there (please call 503-287-2529 first)
Request for Proposals
While Habitat staff and volunteers to do much of the work to build our homes, Habitat also subcontracts work for specific phases of construction. Habitat makes a good faith effort to include all interested parties in the bid process.
Habitat maintains an email list of vendors and electronically solicits RFP responses. In addition, Habitat advertises the availability of requests for proposals for the construction of Habitat homes on industry websites and in industry publications. Habitat also uses the Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) website to contact certified emerging small business and disadvantaged, minority and women business enterprises.
Each RFP provides the scope of work and incorporates the permitted plans and specifications as part of the RFP. If there is any conflict between the scope of work in this RFP and the permitted plans and specification, the work described in the permitted plans and specifications shall apply. The permitted plans and specifications are available electronically or you may come into the office during business hours to review the plans.
To respond to an RFP, fill in the required information and return the completed RFP to Habitat by the listed closing date. Completed RFP responses may be submitted to Samuel Eckhart at firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 503.287.4649 or mailed to the address below:
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
ATTN: Samuel Eckhart
P.O. Box 11527
Portland, Oregon 97211