Northwest Regional Housing Authority
114 Sisco Ave
PO Box 2568
Harrison, AR 72602
Main Office
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Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM
Main Office
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The Northwest Regional Housing Authority follows the guidelines and policies of HUD, as well as local and state authorities in our procurement processes.

In our efforts to provide housing and support services, NWRHA frequently contracts work to our business community. We strive for a fair, efficient, and open bidding process. Please monitor this page for current RFPs, RFQs and Bid Information.

Procurement Guidelines

Small Purchases
  • Simple, informal method of purchasing for  items of supply or services with a cost not to exceed $100,000
  • Price quotes from an adequate number of qualified sources of supply
  • Issuance of a unilateral purchase order

Sealed Bidding
Conditions of use:
  • A cost over $100,000
  • Concise and unambiguous specifications
  • Two or more responsive and responsible bidders available
  • Firm fixed price type of contract or purchase order

Selection based on price
  • Public advertising
  • Written solicitation with clear specifications
  • Solicitation of an adequate number of vendors or potential contractors
  • Public bid opening
  • Award to the supplier offering the lowest price and has been determined to be responsive and responsible

Competitive Negotiations (Request for Proposal, Request for Qualifications, A-E Contracts, Construction Contracts)
Conditions for use:
  • A cost over $100,000
  • Selection to be based on other than price alone

Cost reimbursement type of contract
  • Public advertising and direct solicitation
  • Ensure an adequate number of qualified sources
  • Evaluation criteria stated in the solicitation
  • Establish methods for technical evaluation
  • Determine which vendors are appropriate for further negotiations
  • Select the vendor whose proposal is most advantageous to NWRHA
  • Non-competitive Negotiation or Bid

Limited to single source or if no other bidders or vendors can be identified after solicitation or advertising
Conditions of use:
  • The vendor or bidder provides a unique or singular service or supply item
  • Emergency condition whereby life or property is in immediate danger. This method may only be used to alleviate the specific emergency.
  • Subsequent actions to correct the situation or condition require that competitive procurement methods be used
  • Unavailable data or information about item or service needed
  • HUD authorizes the use of noncompetitive proposal
  • The vendor or bidder is the only source for equipment or materials presently used by NWRHA

Cooperative Purchasing/Intergovernmental Agreement
  • A state and/or local cooperative or intergovernmental agreement
  • Agreement may be used to purchase or use common supplies, equipment or services
  • Decision to use this form of agreement is based on economy and efficiency
We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call Customer Service at 202-260-1026 (Voice), 1-866-632-9992 (Toll Free), 1-800-877-8339 and 1-866-337-8642 (TDD or Local Relay and Federal Relay Service). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
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