REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR TENANT UNLAWFUL DETAINER MATTERS Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) is soliciting proposals from qualified, licensed and insured attorneys/law firms or individuals to provide assist THA with Legal Services that may include, but will not be limited to: Civil rights and fair housing requirements, including claims involving violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and tenant evictions, as described in this Request for Proposals. Obtaining the RFP: To obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP) package, please visit our website at under the "Doing Business with THA" Section, Current Bids and Proposals, REMHS Department and click on the link for RFP for legal services. You will have to complete a short form and when you submit will take you to a link to download the document. This is our official plan holders list which will be used in issuing addendum, if necessary. Proposal Deadline: All firms interested in providing a proposal submission shall prepare and present their proposal on or before Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:00 PM PST. All firms shall submit their proposal in strict accordance with the requirements of this Request for Proposals (RFP) to be considered responsive. Those firms making a submittal not in accordance with the requirements and format of this proposal may be deemed non-responsive. All submitted proposals shall be evaluated for responsiveness to the requirements of the RFP. Those proposals deemed non-responsive shall be eliminated from further consideration. No faxed or electric proposals will be accepted. Pre-Submittal Conference: A pre-submittal conference will be held one day only on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM. The pre-submittal conference is not necessary; it is encouraged that you attend. Questions: Any questions must be received in writing via email or fax by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM. An addendum will be issued, if necessary. No questions will be answered or considered after the above stated date and time. M/WBE Participation: Particular attention is called to the provisions for WMBE and Equal Opportunity. The enterprise must be certified by the State of Washington Office of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises or other means of certification. Businesses who qualify for both WBE and MBE may only be used once to meet the goals. Equal Opportunity: THA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate and does not do business with others who discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, familial status, disability, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation or gender identity in the employment or provision of services. THA is a Public Housing Agency and does not operate under the guidelines stipulated for Indian Housing Authorities. No proposer may withdraw their proposal within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. THA reserves the right to waive any and all informalities or to reject any and all proposals. Rights Reserved: THA reserves the right to waive any informality or any irregularities in proposals, and/or to reject any and all proposals. Contract Conditions: The Tacoma Housing Authority ("THA") is not responsible for any proposer's error or omissions. Negligence in preparing a proposal confers no right to the proposer of withdrawal after due time and date. Respondents submitting proposals to the RFP must not be debarred, suspended or otherwise prohibited from professional practice by any Federal, State or Local Agency. IDX-745874 March 1, 3, 2017