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Real Estate & Tax Appraisal Services

City of Union City Requests Proposals from Individuals or Firms Interested in Providing Real Estate and Tax Appraisal Services for the City of Union City for the Period
 May, 2020 through December, 2020


    Pursuant to the Fair and Open Process described under N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, et seq., the City of Union City (“City”) seeks proposals in response to this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) from respondents interested in providing real estate and tax appraisal services for, and as directed by, the City for the period beginning in May, 2020 and ending December, 2020.  All candidates are required to comply with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq. as amended. The successful candidate must possess all qualifications and licenses necessary to provide real estate and tax appraisal services in New Jersey, including a New Jersey real estate appraiser’s license.    

Each candidate shall submit proof of business registration with the New Jersey Division of Taxation (P.L. 2004, C.57) prior to the award of contract and must comply with the Affirmative Action requirements contained at N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.

Proposers are advised that the contract with the successful proposer will permit the City to make payments to the successful proposer for approved services in accordance with, and within the time permitted by, the law governing prompt payment of public contracts for the purchase of goods and services.

The successful firm must have significant experience in providing municipalities with Real Estate and Tax Appraisal Services.  The successful firm will provide the City of Union City with these services relating to, but not necessarily limited to the following:
1.    Provide high-quality valuations on all types of real estate in the City.
2.    Submit appraisal reports on specific properties at the direction of the City.
3.    Provide expert witness testimony for related litigation matters.
4.    Must be Green Acres approved
5.    Any other Real Estate and Tax Appraisal Services

Professional Information and Qualifications
    Copies of this standardized submission requirements and selection criteria are on file and available from the Office of the City Clerk.  Each interested candidate shall submit the following information:

1.    Name of firm or individual;

2.    Address of principal place of business and all other offices and corresponding telephone and fax numbers.  Please note specifically which appraisers will be assigned to work with the City;

3.    Description of each appraiser’s education, experience, qualifications, current licenses and certifications to perform tax appraisals and residential and non-residential property appraisals in the State, number of years with the firm and a description of the firm’s experience with projects similar to those described above;

4.    Experience related to real estate appraisal and tax appraisal services in the City and in Hudson County;

5.    At least four (4) references, three (3) of which must have knowledge of your service to public entities;

6.    Examples of your record of success servicing public entities in matters similar to those outlined above;

7.    The candidate’s ability to provide the services in a timely fashion (including staffing, familiarity and location of key staff);

8.    Cost details, including the hourly rates of each of the individuals who will perform the services and the time estimates for each individual, all expenses, and where appropriate, total cost of “not to exceed” amount;

9.    Statement of corporate ownership (c.52:25-24.2);

10.    Disclosure of Investment Activities in Iran Form (c.52:32-55, et seq.); and

11.    Statement, see attached, executed by a corporate officer, member, partner or   sole proprietor certifying that there are no prior or pending ethics complaints against them or their company.

Selection Criteria

    The selection criteria used in awarding a contract or agreement for professional services as described herein shall include:

1.    Qualifications of the individuals who will perform the tasks and the amounts of their respective participation;

2.    Experience and references;

3.    Ability to perform the task in a timely fashion, including staffing and familiarity with the subject matter; and

4.    Cost competitiveness.

Submission Requirements

    Sealed RFPs will be publicly opened by the Union City Clerk in her offices at Union City Hall, 3715 Palisade Avenue, Union City, at 3:00 PM on May 12, 2020.  The RFP must be received no later than 3:00 PM on May 12, 2020 by:

Erin M. Knoedler, City Clerk
City of Union City
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, New Jersey 07087

Please submit one original and two (2) copies of the RFP.  Use white 8 ½” x 11” paper.

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