Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”) COMPENSATION STUDY

The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (the “Agency” or “DCHFA”) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide professional services to complete a comprehensive compensation study that will determine whether the existing salary and compensation schedule for the Agency is competitive in today’s market (the “Compensation Study”).

The information and instructions set forth below are designed to solicit responses that will demonstrate your company’s capability to satisfy the Agency’s requirements.  Each company is requested to submit its most competitive offer.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (ET).
Please submit one (1) electronic PDF file of the proposal, to include all attachments, via email to procurement@dchfa.org and one (1) Flash Drive Copy with the proposal files to DCHFA, 815 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, Attn: Keami Estep, Procurement Manager. 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RFP

Companies may submit questions related to this RFP in writing or by e-mail no later than noon on Monday, February 12, 2018 (ET). All questions shall be sent to Keami Estep, Procurement Manager at procurement@dchfa.org.   No oral proposals or oral modifications of proposals will be considered.  

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

  1. Is there a fixed percentage of the contract that should be allocated to local, small and disadvantaged business enterprises?
    DCHFA does not have a mandated percentage of work that must be allocated for local, small and disadvantaged business enterprises. However, the Agency does comply with DSLBD which requires all contracts in excess of $250,000 to have a 35 percent SBE subcontracting requirement.

  2. What is the Agency’s proposed timeline for completion of the project?
    Prior to our budget planning season, this begins in July. We would like to utilize the data to help with planning our salary budget for the FY19.

  3. Is the Agency’s labor market only the DC area or does it include other similarly situated housing finance agencies in large cities?
    The Agency would like to focus on the labor market in the DC area. More specifically, institutions that operate like the Agency such as banking and lending institutions.

  4. Are the "selected labor market agencies" referenced in Part II, Scope of Services, #3 of the RFP other governmental agencies or nongovernmental (NGO) or quasi-agencies located in the District, Maryland, and Virginia (DC metropolitan area)? How many in number are there? Will DCHFA direct us to the appropriate public information office for each selected agency
    The Agency is interested is evaluating non-governmental agencies that operate in the same capacity of the Agency, such as banking, lending and investment companies. There is an unknown number of such institutions in the DC metropolitan area.