RFP Conference–February 15, 2019
Housing Acquisition and Renovation for
Enhanced Behavioral Supports Homes
Questions and answers are as follows:
1.) Will the service provider have input on the property acquisition and renovation?
Yes, the property identification and renovation is expected to be a collaborative process between the regional center, HDO and service provider.
2.) Will the EBSH service provider be engaged in a long term lease?
Yes, the service provider leases the property from the HDO.
3.) What is the timeline for development?
Refer to the RFP and the “Guidelines for Purchasing and Developing Permanent Housing through Regional Center Community Placement Planning” and the Guidelines for Regional Center Community Placement Plan and Community Resource Development Plan for Fiscal Year 2018-19. Both documents are available on the web at https://www.dds.ca.gov/CPP/index.cfm
4.) Who draws up the lease between the HDO and the service provider?
The lease is drawn up, negotiated and agreed upon by the HDO, service provider,and regional center.
5.) Are the housing acquisition and renovations funded in fiscal years?
Yes, the funding is extended over multiple fiscal years until 2021.
6.) Who pays the lease payment between the time the property is ready
for occupancy and the service provider is funded to deliver services?
Refer to “Guidelines for Purchasing and Developing Permanent Housing through Regional Center Community Placement Planning,” Section X. Housing Approval Process, C. Modification Request, page 23-24
7.) How are unanticipated costs covered in the development of property?
Refer to “Guidelines for Purchasing and Developing Permanent Housing through Regional Center Community Placement Planning” Modification Request on pages 23-24.
8.) Who is responsible to protect the property while the service provider is setting
Refer to “Guidelines for Purchasing and Developing
Permanent Housing through Regional Center Community Placement Planning” section
IV. CPP Housing Contractual Provisions, O. Regional Center Monitoring
9.) Will the lease payment be adjusted overtime?
Refer to “Guidelines for Purchasing and Developing Permanent Housing through Regional Center Community Placement Planning” section IV. CPP housing Contractual Provisions, D. Lease Rate Adjustment, page 7.
10.) Does Valley Mountain Regional Center maintain records of homes
that have closed?
11.) Are there any behavioral day programs being slated to open in the Valley
Mountain Regional Center catchment area?
Yes, one in the Turlock area.
12.) The RFP states that the HDO must have 2 years of experience developing property for special needs populations for a minimum of two years, or have team members with at least four years of relevant experience. What is meant by “special needs?”
Special needs in this context means a disability that originates before an individual attains 18 years of age; continues, or can be expected to continue, indefinitely; and constitutes a substantial disability for that individual. This includes individuals with an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. The term also includes disabling conditions found to be closely related to intellectual disability or to require treatment similar to that required for individuals with an intellectual disability, but does not include other handicapping conditions that are solely physical in nature.
13.) Does commercial development to meet ADA compliance count as qualifying experience?
Yes, however ideally the successful candidate would also have experience in single family home and/or multi-family housing development projects for populations that require renovation modifications to accommodate intensive and extreme behaviors.
14.) Where are the preferred geographic areas for the development of property?
Stockton, Modesto, and Tracy are the preferred communities for property development.
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