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Section 3 Economic Opportunities
Inspiring Communities Developer Awards
If you are interested in subcontracting on residential single-family/duplex/multiplex work in the City of Saint Paul, you can see the most current list of developers awarded properties on this list.

Inspiring Communities Bid Opportunity - February 14, 2014
Three properties, 688 4th Street, 694/696 4th Street, and 698 4th Street are available for bidding and the HRA intends to award one contract to complete all three properties.

These properties are located within the Dayton's Bluff Historic District. The building is categorized as contributing to the historic district. The work on this project shall conform with the district guidelines. Review "Dayton's Bluff Historic District Guidelines" and understand the project specific requirements prior to submitting bid. With submission of bid the bidder certifies that the bidder has reviewed and understood how the district guidelines govern work on this property.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Marty McCarthy, Project Manager, at 651-266-6552 or . More information is available on the City's HRA webpage.

Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Tour: Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bid Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m. All bids must be delivered to the office of the HRA of Saint Paul, 25 West Fourth Street, Suite 1100, Saint Paul, MN 55102.


Greater Frogtown CDC Request for Proposal
Purpose: The goal of Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation's (GFCDC) request for proposal (RFP) is to find two to three contractors who can install both vinyl inserts and wood sash pack replacements under the St. Paul--Ramsey County Lead Window replacement program for houses located in Ramsey County. (GFCDC administers the program.) The two or three lowest responsible and certified bidders will be selected to install windows through this program from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014. There will be approximately 70 projects over that time period.

Section 3 Information: Preference will be given to contractors who are certified (or who have applied for certification) under the City of Saint Paul's Vendor Outreach and HUD Section 3 programs. If the contractor is certified Section 3 by committing to subcontract to Section 3 businesses, proof must be provided that the subcontractors are certified as a Section 3 business.

Bid Due Date/Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: GFCDC will be hosting a mandatory pre-bid meeting to review the RFP and program requirements on Wednesday, October 30th, at 10 am at 533 N. Dale (GFCDC offices).

Click here for more information and RFP submission materials.

Capacity-Building Opportunities
The City of Saint Paul offers various capacity-building opportunities for Section 3 businesses to help build their business. If you are a current Section 3 business, or if you are considering starting your own business, or if you are a business who may qualify as Section 3, please visit our Capacity-Building Opportunities page for more information on the services the City offers through various highly-regarded community partners.

Contracting Opportunities
Listed below are construction-related contract opportunities with the City of Saint Paul. 

If you are interested in learning more about specific contracting or subcontracting opportunities with any of the listed projects, please contact the Project Manager or the Construction Manager listed for the project.

  • Demolition Opportunity: View new demolition opportunities available through the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI). (Updated 3/5/2014)
  • Visit the City of Saint Paul Supplier Portal to view available events. Go to "Events" > "Browse Open Events"

Resources
Minnesota Business 101: Big Ideas for Small Businesses
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's (DEED) blog
 aimed at providing practical guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners in Minnesota.

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