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Vancouver Housing Authority Section 3 Program
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968. Section 3 requires recipients of certain HUD financial assistance to direct employment and contracting opportunities to low and very-low income persons and businesses residing in the community, where the project is located, to the greatest extent feasible.
Section 3 policies apply to Vancouver Housing Authority projects and situations as indicated below:
Who are Section 3 Residents?
What is a Section 3 Business Concern?
At the VHA, we may also apply this preference to contracts funded through non-HUD sources.
For Section 3 Questions Contact: Bridgette Fahnbulleh (360) 993-9556
Business Roster Solicitation
Click the links below to learn more about the VHA Section 3 Program:
Section 3 Businesses in Clark County
Disclaimer: Please be advised that while the VHA is providing the following list of businesses that have self-identified as Section 3 business concerns, the VHA makes no representation to the quality of work or that these businesses continue to qualify as a Section 3 business concern under relevant federal regulations' at the time any project is bid. It is the bidders sole responsibility to determine whether any proposed subcontractor qualifies as a Section 3 business concern; is licensed to work in Washington; and is not debarred from Federal or State work.
Alvarez Janitorial, LLC is a family owned business since 1987, offering full service cleaning and supplies for both offices and residential, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Arborscape LTD, Inc. is locally owned and operated by John Buttrell. They are a professional, comprehensive tree and landscape care and service company with three decades of experience providing residential and commercial services. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured in both the states of Oregon and Washington, primarily serving the Portland metro and SW Washington areas. Arborscape can do any sized job and we have all the necessary equipment and expertise and proudly offer:
Cascade Fire Safety is committed to giving you the best possible service. Their expert technicians and support staff are always here to assist and guide you in all of your fire safety needs. Services include:
Physical Address: 704 West 8th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Creating Hope Counseling is operated by a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who currently holds licensure in both California and Washington. She is deeply committed to using her God given abilities, skills training, knowledge, and insights to equip clients with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities they need to become more effective in their relationships, career, and spiritual development in order to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
Daybreak Construction is sun by a general contractor who provides remodeling and renovation, heavy construction, site preparation/remediation and conservation tools/knowledge. We specialize in concrete pouring/finishing, pre-cast concrete laying along with trenching, playgrounds, bridges and natural habitats/parks.
Ed's Economy Roofing LLC is family owned and operated, with over 30 years of roofing experience. Their professionals are equipped with extensive training and years of experience in the Northwest, with its particular roofing challenges. They complete each roofing project, regardless of size, with integrity-guiding it from the first nail through to the final inspection. This honest workmanship and commitment to excellence are what have brought them and continue to bring them to the forefront of the roofing industry. When quality counts, contact their professionals. At Ed’s Economy Roofing, LLC, they have one goal: total customer satisfaction. How do they meet this challenge? By using quality products, providing unsurpassed service, and executing expert workmanship.
Four Directions Counseling is located in Vancouver, WA and they look forward to listening to you and giving you useful tools and methods for coping with life in a healthy way. We have several types of counseling available, including:
GFM Construction: At GFM, their goal is to understand the desire and requirements of their clients in order to provide them with our specialized expertise, knowledge and guidance in disabled bath modifications and products. GFM’s long term experience in construction and universal design gives their clients the advantage of having the latest up to date innovative products and of course expert installation. They have developed a wide range of construction services, handicap accessible bath products to meet our consumer’s individual special circumstances. GFM has the experience and resources to provide and install the highest quality in ADA accessibility products as well as conventional bath and shower conversions. Their products include; walk in showers , handicap showers, wheelchair accessible showers, walk in bath tubs, handicap bathtubs and other unique handicap bathroom accessories. They have been serving the Northwest since 1983.
Home Solutions NW, Inc is committed to providing quality and low-cost roofing services including roof repairs, roof certifications, roof estimates, roof installations and all other roofing related services for residential, real estate, and commercial situations.
Hometown Exterior Designs LLC: Whether it's Siding, Windows, or Roofing ... At HOMETOWN EXTERIOR DESIGNS, it’s more than just making your home look beautiful. Their home remodeling business serving Portland, Salem, Albany, and other cities in Oregon and SW Washington is based on their good reputation. They are proud of the reputation they have acquired over the years as a provider of vinyl siding, hardi-plank, windows, and roofing. From their top quality home remodeling products to their highly experienced home remodeling craftsmen, their goal has always been to provide our family of customers with the confidence to know that they are getting the level of service and satisfaction that they deserve from one of the best siding and home remodeling companies in Oregon and SW Washington.
Krippner Painting has been coating and protecting homes and businesses in Washington and Oregon since 2002. They perform consistent high quality work in the most cost effective manner, and do so on a scale large enough to service even the largest customers or projects. With experienced crews dedicated to large scale production as well as to service, touch-up and detail work, they are able to meet your expectations on any job. Their extensive experience includes successful projects in the areas of new construction homes, multi-family communities, commercial construction and tenant improvements as well as property maintenance and management.
KW Water Systems is a supplier of water ionizing systems.
Michael's Floor Covering, Inc provides personal service, exceptional quality, and all of our services and products are 100% guaranteed. They have over 20 years experience and are a local, family owned and operated business that offers: Carpets, Hardwoods, Marble, Granite, Ceramics, Laminates, Vinyl, Formica, Moldings, Supplies. We offer the highest quality products from top name vendors.
NetCompliance (NCES) provides services for projects of many sizes - everything from small projects to major, multi-discipline projects. They provide services to a wide variety of customer groups, including multi-store retail operations, large scale chemical refining sites, industrial, manufacturing, pulp & paper mills, public utilities, warehouse operations, commercial offices, small strip and regional shopping centers, HUD, governmental facilities, states of OR & WA, many local counties, lending institutions, trust departments, health care facilities, and multi-unit residential sites.
New Day Arborists provides Tree Service – Pruning – Root Excavation – Tree Support Systems – Pesticide application/injection – Regular Tree maintenance – Planting – Risk Assessment – Tree Preservation Reports – Tree Inventory Services – Sonic Tomography
North County Electric services include electrical repairs, electrical upgrades, and other electrical services.
Northwest Window Washing serves Oregon & Washington with professional window cleaning, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, & holiday lighting services. With more than 13 years of experience in the window washing industry, you can place your trust in Northwest Window Washing to get the job done and get it done right!
Richart Builders and Remodelers has been helping their clients improve the livibilty and value of their homes, investment properties, and businesses for nearly 30 years. They can even handle your residential and commercial electrical needs. Designing and building your dreams is their life's work. They understand how hard you work for your money and do their very best to give you a great value for every dollar spent, even on modest projects.
Safari Cleaning Company is interested in providing sanitary, safe, environmentally-friendly janitorial services to your facilities. Services using environmentally-safe products and practices include: Final clean of new construction; Commercial deep cleaning; Residential and industrial windows; Disinfecting and deodorizing; Waste removal; and Facilities upkeep.
Terry's 5 Star Landscaping & Hauling services include lawn mowing and hauling - not yet registered to do any other type of landscaping work.
Vancouver Paving Company has been under the current ownership since 1988. Their general manager, chief estimator, and superintendent have been with them since inception. Their lead foreman has been in the industry for 30 years. Vancouver Paving's specialty is constructing a first class product for the lowest cost possible. They wait until the project is completed and the customer is totally satisfied before they invoice them, which they believe this helps build trust. This also helps us with referrals, where they receive a majority of our work. They welcome requests for references. Equipment says a lot about a company. Their master mechanic has been with them for over 10 years. The equipment they use is new, reliable, and state of the art. Equipment is important to a quality job. If a contractor breaks down during your project it will have a negative impact on the quality. Vancouver Paving likes to think of themselves as a family. They all take pride in what they do, and this is reflected on the services they provide.
Varo Design LLC is a full service interior design firm specializing in residential, commercial, and luxury motor yacht projects. Owner and founder, Tonya Lance, combines her talent for design with her love of collaborating with clients to create personalized, inspired and practical spaces. To ensure optimal results each project is carefully managed from design development to the finishing details.
Contracts Under $2,000, Clark County
The Building Industry Association of Clark County has a website you might find helpful when looking to sub out work under $2,000. The BIA is the region’s leading building industry and small business advocate.
Their web site is www.biaofclarkcounty.org.
Section 3 Businesses in Portland
A list of Section 3 businesses in Portland can be found by clicking this link: Portland Section 3 Businesses.
Section 3 - Non-compliance procedure
Section 3 - non-compliance procedures
Any Contractor who fails to make a positive effort to meet the hiring and contracting goals described in the Section 3 Plan may be determined to be non-compliant. After a determination by VHA that the Contractor has failed to comply with the Section 3 terms of their contract, VHA shall serve notice of such non-compliance to the Contractor or its representative. The Contractor shall be responsible for notifying any subcontractor(s) who is not in compliance.
Upon request, the Contractor determined to be non-compliant shall meet with VHA within five (5) working days of written notice in order to determine a method of correcting the deficiencies and determining the time period within such remedy shall be effective. If remedy is not agreed upon within five (5) days of the required notice, VHA shall prescribe the remedy by which deficiencies shall be corrected and notify the Contractor in writing of such a determination. If the Contractor does not correct the deficiencies in the manner as directed by VHA within thirty (30) calendar days VHA may impose any or all of the following sanctions:
Who receives priority under Section 3?
Category 1 – Section 3 Resident: Residents of the housing development(s) in which the Section 3 Covered Project is located.
Category 2 – Section 3 Resident: Residents of other low income housing developments managed by the VHA.
Category 3 – Section 3 Resident: Participants in HUD Youthbuild program being carried out in the Section 3 project boundary area.
Category 4 - My family meets the Low (80%) Income Limits of Clark County
How does Section 3 affect bidding preferences?
HOW DOES SECTION 3 IMPACT BIDDING PREFERENCE?
Preference will be given in the bidding process to Section 3 Business Concerns (see section below). Therefore, all prospective bidders are advised that although any qualified business may submit a bid for the proposed contract, qualified, responsible Section 3 Business Concerns will receive preference in the ranking if:
Lowest responsive bid < $100,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .10% of that bid or $9,000
How can a contractor meet Section 3 requirements for bidding preferences?
HOW CAN A CONTRACTOR MEET SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR BIDDING PREFERENCE?
Preference will be given to Section 3 Business Concerns in the following order:
What are contractor obligations after bid award under Section 3?
WHAT ARE CONTRACTOR-REPORTING REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECTION 3?
After contract approval, ALL CONTRACTORS MUST:
How will the VHA assist contractors meeting Section 3 requirments?
HOW WILL THE VHA ASSIST CONTRACTORS
MEETING SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS?
The VHA Section 3 Staff will assist contractors with little or no experience in achieving Section 3 hiring and contracting goals by:
It is not intended for contractors and subcontractors to terminate existing employees, but rather to make Every effort feasible to employ Section 3 eligible participants before any other person when hiring
WHAT IF SECTION 3 HIRES ARE NOT DOING THE JOB WELL?
Only residents meeting the minimum qualifications of the contractor or subcontractor will be referred to the job site.
How can I contact the VHA section 3 Staff?
Bridgette Fahnbulleh, the VHA Section 3 Coordinator may be contacted by phone at (360) 993-9556 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your Section 3 obligations.
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