Rhode Island Housing Request For Proposals – Legal Counsel Services
Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation (“RIHousing”) is a privately funded public purpose corporation and instrumentality of the State of Rhode Island (the “State”) exercising public and essential governmental functions, which has a distinct legal existence from the State, and has such purposes and powers as are set forth in Chapter 55 of Title 42 of the Rhode Island General Laws of 1956, as amended (the “Enabling Act”). RIHousing was created to address the housing needs of low- and moderate-income Rhode Islanders by encouraging the investment of private capital to stimulate the construction and rehabilitation of housing, providing construction and mortgage loans to eligible homebuyers, and making provisions for the purchase of mortgage loans through the use of public funds.
RIHousing is inviting all interested and qualified firms to submit proposals to provide RIHousing with legal services in the State of Rhode Island. Firms shall be eligible for engagement for a period of three (3) years. This request for proposal (“RFP”) seeks to replace, not supplement, RIHousing’s current legal counsel list(s). Accordingly, firms on any existing legal counsel list must, if they wish to continue to be engaged, respond to this RFP. The scope of services is categorized according to the diverse legal needs of the corporation. Firms are encouraged to respond to as few or as many of the areas of representation as would be appropriate for the firm. RIHousing may award one or more contracts for any combination of legal services.
THIS RFP IS NOT FOR BOND COUNSEL SERVICES, AND ANY LEGAL COUNSEL LIST(S) WILL NOT REPLACE, SUPPLEMENT OR SUPERSEDE ANY EXISTING BOND COUNSEL LIST(S) OR ENGAGEMENT.
RIHousing is committed to engaging a diverse group of firms that will provide high-quality legal services and that are dedicated to diversity and to containing legal costs. RIHousing strongly encourages firms that are certified by the State of Rhode Island as minority- and/or woman-owned business enterprise (“MWBEs”), as well as firms that are not yet certified, but have applied for certification, to submit responses to this RFP.
Thank you for your interest in representing RIHousing.