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WEB-BASED FSS SYSTEM - Request for Information – PIN #  806141000637

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is issuing this Request For Information (RFI) seeking interested parties to provide hosted, web based, commercially available Family Self-Sufficiency (“FSS”) Case Management Software to support its FSS operations in compliance with HUD Section 8 requirements. Assumptions regarding this software include the following:

1. Provides Section 8 FSS Case management functionality;
2. Interfaces with Emphasys Software Solutions, Inc.’s Emphasys Elite System (HPD’s Section 8 case management software);
3. Has functionality that does not overlap that of Elite and is FSS oriented;
4. Allows import of information from Elite pertaining to its FSS participants;
5. Facilitates the collection and recording of HPD’s Community Based Organization (“CBO”) contractors’ activities, milestones, and participants’ progress;
6. Facilitates inter-CBO communication;
7. Does not require duplicate data entry;
8. Provides reporting on tenant progress, CBO activities, as well as HUD required reporting ;
9. Is hosted by the vendor and is accessible by HPD staff, its agents, and CBOs via a secure internet connection;
10. Is compatible with the Windows 7 operating system and MS SQL database; and
11. Securely transmits and stores HPD’s data at all times.

In addition, interested parties are informed that the Agency may require customization of the software solution on an as needed basis.

Firms who believe they have a web-based commercially available software system that can meet the Agency’s assumptions as stated above, are requested to send written information, no later than April 28, 2014 at 5PM, addressing the above requirements (excluding of pricing information), by mail or e-mail to the Agency contact.

City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Ms. Lynn Lewis, Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer

100 Gold Street, Room 8B-06

New York, NY 10038

Please Note:
(1)This request is for informational purposes only, and a contract award will not result from the responses received to this RFI. (2) The agency will not reimburse any interested party for costs incurred in the preparation of a response, related discussions or presentations in connection with the RFI. (3) All Submissions Must Be Marked With the Pin # on the Envelope

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