businessThe Procurement Department is primarily responsible for acquisition of all goods and services for the Holyoke Housing Authority.  In order to provide supplies and services at the lowest possible cost, consistent with the quality needed for the efficient performance of Authority activities, a competitive process is utilized that ensures compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements.

Each solicitation varies depending on the scope of the bid, but generally HHA procures goods and services in the following ways:

Informal Solicitation Process

The Informal Solicitation Process (Greater than $10K and less than $50K)

Purchase orders for goods and services valued greater than $10,000 but are less than $50,000 may be solicited without public advertisement via mail or fax quotations to at least three and often more vendors.

Formal Solicitation Process

The Formal Solicitation Process (More than $50K)

The formal process applies to procurements valued at $50,000 or more.  Solicitations must be processed in an open and competitive manner.  In cases in which a Request for Proposal (RFP) is needed, vendors compete in a sealed bidding process, which is evaluated based on benefits and/or price.  All solicitations procured under the formal process must be approved by the HHA’s Board of Commissioners.



The HOLYOKE HOUSING AUTHORITY invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the construction of SOUTH HOLYOKE HOMES PHASE 2, located at 193 Clemente Street in Holyoke. The Project consists of associated site work and the construction of 8 attached rowhomes.

Bids are NOT subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J and are subject to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L.c.149 §§26 to 27H inclusive. South Holyoke Homes received a home rule petition through state legislation.

THIS PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED by the Awarding Authority. Obtain all documents online via the Projectdog Project Code 853738.

General Bids will be received until 2:00PM on Wednesday March 1, 2023, and be publicly opened online, forthwith.


The Project consists of lawn refurbishment, removal and/or planting of new greenery, removal and/or installation of fencing, new concrete patio, removal and/or installation of new exterior pole lighting, tree removal and/or tree pruning, tree planting.

The work is estimated to cost $316,000.00. Bids are subject to M.G.L. .c.30 § 39M and are subject to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L.c.149 §§26 to 27H inclusive.

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