Single Family Home Development – Request for Bids

Project Overview

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) of Itasca County is requesting proposals for the construction of four and up to eight single family homes, in Grand Rapids, MN. The homes will be constructed on residential lots at the site of the former Forest Lake School. See attached plans - the HRA intends to construct two of the two-bedroom designs and two of the three-bedroom designs. Homes must meet Minnesota Green Communities criteria and be energy star certified. The HRA intends to use this proposal process to identify a contractor to undertake the construction of four and up to eight homes. Construction should begin summer of 2023/ early fall 2023 and be substantially completed by March 1, 2024, with the exception of exterior items such as landscape and sidewalks which will be complete by a date to be negotiated. The Project is supported by local and state grant programs.

Bid alternate 1 is for the construction of a total of eight homes. In this case, the date to be completed will be extended to June 30th, 2024. The eight homes will consist of 4-two bedrooms and 4-three bedrooms per the designs.


Builders wishing to be considered must submit proposals as follows:

Bid Proposal Form – Proposals must include a completed and signed Bid Proposal Form.

Experience – Proposals must contain a written narrative outlining experience in single family home construction and sustainable/green construction. Please include any experience you have had in working with local, state and/or federal funds. Proposals must include three (3) client references, a list of all the homes constructed from 2020 through 2023, including specific addresses, square footages, completion dates, and construction prices. Photos can be attached.

Timeline - Provide a construction schedule for the completion of all homes from permitting to Certificate of Occupancy.

Pricing & Payment - Provide a firm fixed price for each home on the Bid Proposal Form and a written commitment that prices submitted will remain in effect through completion of this project.
Also, provide a description of your billing procedure over the course of the project.

Additional Documentation - All submissions must include: • Copy of builder’s contractor license; • Proof of General Liability, Risk, and Workers Compensation insurance coverage


Proposals must be submitted or mailed to the address below. All submittals
must be received no later than 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, with a public bid opening at 11 a.m. at the
HRA offices, 1115 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN. Any questions should be referred to:

Diane Larson, Executive Director
HRA of Itasca County
1115 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744


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1115 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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