As a public housing authority, EPCHA must abide by Federal and State laws. The Purchasing Department operates in accordance with these laws as follows:
Purchases in an aggregate of up to $2,000 and $50,000 require an informal solicitation. The purchasing staff will issue a scope of work or list of items required and will solicit a minimum of three written quotes.
Purchases in an aggregate of $50,000 or more require a formal invitation for Bids Request for Proposals, or Request for Qualifications. These solicitations will be advertised in local papers and posted on EPCHA's website and (website eprocurement)
EPCHA is responsible for all of the agency's procurement activities. It purchases goods and services, issues purchase orders, establishes contracts, solicit bids, initiates requests for proposals, maintenance, consultant and professional services.
EPCHA encourages the participation of Minority Owned Enterprises (MBE) such as: