Notice of Indian Preference for Rehabilitation Work for the Indian Community Development Block Grant Project and Indian Housing Block Grant construction/rehabilitation projects for Program Year 2017
The Ute Indian Housing Authority (UIHA) will be entering the fifth year of an Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) project for the rehabilitation of home ownership and rental units. The homes are located throughout the counties of Duchesne and Uintah, in the State of Utah. The work will consist of interior and exterior rehabilitation work, roofing, plumbing, and HVAC.
During 2017 UIHA will advertise for the rehabilitation of its low income rental units funded with the Indian Housing Block Grant. These low income rental units are also located in Duchesne and Uintah counties. Work on these projects will be conducted throughout the calendar year 2017.
This announcement is to notify Indian-owned enterprises and organizations that are suppliers/vendors who provide building materials and/or maintenance supplies that can be utilized by the UIHA. Contractors and subcontractors that intend to claim Indian Preference will be required to provide insurance covering their activities or negotiate adequate indemnification coverage that may be required for work on federally funded projects as described at 24 CFR 1000.136.
UIHA is seeking Statements of Intent to bid on these projects as they become available for the ICDBG and IHBG programs from qualified Indian-owned enterprises and organizations. This announcement is made in accordance with 24 CFR 1000.52 and UIHA Procurement Policies.
Those firms claiming Indian Preference will need to furnish proof of enrollment in a federally recognized Indian Tribe as defined in Section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 when submitting their claim. All claims will be researched and verified with the tribal enrollment office of the individual(s) filing a claim for Indian Preference to either perform work or serve as a supplier for materials for the ICDBG project or any other UIHA construction or rehabilitation projects.
UIHA shall notify the firms that are determined to be in compliance with Indian Preference requirements and their applications shall be kept on file for a period of one year after receiving the approval notice. Interested individuals and/or businesses may contact the UIHA for additional information at 435-722-4656 or send your business information to:
Ute Indian Housing Authority P.O. Box 250 Fort Duchesne, Utah 84026
Published in the Vernal Express March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017.

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