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Brookline Housing Authority (BHA)
Request for Proposals & Qualifications (RFP/Q)

The Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) is seeking proposals (Proposal or Proposals) from qualified Certified Public Accounts (CPA) (Respondent(s)) to provide comprehensive fee accounting services for its federal and state subsidized housing programs and other related programs. The respondent selected will provide services to the BHA in accordance with required monthly, quarterly and annual accounting cycles. The performance of the CPA must be in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) reporting provisions and DHCD, HUD REAC guidelines and the Single Audit Act (A-133), and any other applicable requirements.

The initial term of the Professional Service Contract (Contract) shall be three (3) years. The respondent selected is expected to execute a contract with the BHA to perform the services for the period April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2022 (FY20 – FY22) with two (2) one-year renewals available at the sole discretion of the BHA.

The Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) is a public housing authority authorized under Massachusetts state law and funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The BHA is a successful, High Performing Authority with annual audits with no financial findings and minimal or no procedural findings. The BHA has a seasoned leadership team, a professional staff of 40, and an involved five-member Board of Commissioners. The BHA has an annual operating budget of approximately $21 million, and approximately $100,000 annually in grant income in support of our extensive social/resident services programs. The BHA intends to convert some of our federal public housing properties to RAD/Section 8, we currently anticipate converting two properties by the end of 2020.

Interested Firms must submit a letter of intent as well as any inquiries, requests for clarification or modification regarding this RFP no later than September 13, 2018, 4:30 PM to Patrick Dober c/o Desirée Ladd at Responses to inquiries and modifications to the terms of this RFP or any attachment thereto, if acceptable to the BHA, will be issued as an addendum to every individual or firm on record as having received the RFP and shall be posted on the BHA website no later than September 20, 2017.

Respondents must submit proposals no later than September 27, 2018, 4:30 PM as indicated below to: Patrick Dober, Executive Director/CPO, Brookline Housing Authority, 90 Longwood Ave, Suite 1, Brookline, MA 02446

The service proposal and fee proposal must be submitted in separate sealed envelopes clearly labeled CPA Service Proposal and CPA Fee Proposal, respectively, and the Respondent’s company name.

Further information on the Brookline Housing Authority is available at

An electronic copy of the RFP may be obtained at: