Government Contract | Massachusetts
establish new regulations for public housing

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000408646

Bid Title: establish new regulations for public housing

Agency Bid No. Title: DHCD2016-08

Received Date: 11/03/2015

Close Date: 11/12/2015

Purchase Type: 24 month contract term

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to:Absent certain circumstances, a state department may not use a grant to procure or expend funds solely for department operational, administrative or programmatic needs, including consultant services, leases, equipment purchases, construction services, human or social services or other performance based contracts for or on behalf of the department. These types of contracts are not normally financial assistance for a public purpose.The only exception to this general rule involves joint ventures with other public or quasipublic entities, which include entities that are established to support or fulfill a primarily public purpose or specifically to provide services to other public entities (such as state authorities established by M.G.L. c. 29, 1). These entities may provide services traditionally considered operational or professional services, such as consultant, program management, grant administration, construction management. However, these entities exist primarily to partner with other public entities to fulfill public mandates, rather than functioning in the normal service provider environment.Often these entities provide matching funds or joint resources to a project that would not be available under a normal contract for goods and services. Grantor departments still have the responsibility to ensure that a grant relationship provides best value as opposed to a service contract, but are encouraged to foster joint ventures with other public and quasi-public entities when fulfilling department mandates.As detailed in guidance issued by the Office of the Controller on July 1, 2004, 815 CMR 2.00 enables a department to provide grants of financial assistance to public or quasi-public entities, even if the grant performance includes contract-like services (program management, consultant services, etc.) provided the primary goal of the funding is to achieve a public purpose rather than fulfilling an administrative or operational need. There is a greater justification for the use of a grant (rather than a contract) when a grantee commits to providing matching funds, in-kind services or other resources as part of grant performance.

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Product Code: 91863

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 100 Cambridge St., Ste. 300, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114



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