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The Winter Park Housing Authority wants to hire one or more architecture and engineering firms to help it with potential renovation projects and property acquisitions in 2018 and beyond, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on Thursday.

Created in 1970, the Housing Authority owns 707 units of affordable housing in Winter Park, spread across six properties that include some public housing subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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The RFQ will help qualify professional architectural and engineering firms with the Housing Authority for a variety of construction, rehabilitation and potential acquisition projects.

Architecture and engineering consultants may be asked to aid the Housing Authority with project planning and design, bidding and negotiation, and the construction phase of housing renovation projects.

The contracted firms would likely need to perform basic architectural design, landscape architecture, interior design, planning, structural, mechanical, civil, electrical services, building and site inspections, construction inspection, cost estimates, cost analysis and surveying.

Capital projects proposed by the Housing Authority for 2018 through 2020 include interior and exterior renovations at multiple apartment complexes, a potential rehabilitation or relocation of its own corporate offices, and the purchase of multiple new market-rate multifamily properties.

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Applications are due by Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. to the Housing Authority office in Winter Park.

Full documents for RFQ no. FYE18-P13018 can be found at the Housing Authority's Open Contracts webpage.

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