Proposed Amendment to State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Procurement
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Proposed Amendment to State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Procurement for Grant Administration Services
The Missouri Department of Economic Development, in order to streamline the procurement for CDBG grant administration services and still promote free and open competition, proposes to amend the administration procurement process as follows:
Cities and counties which are member organizations of a regional planning commission (RPC) or council of governments (COG) may contract directly with that RPC or COG if both of the following conditions are met:
1. The city or county, as the CDBG grantee, must be a dues-paying member in good standing of the RPC or COG, and must be able to provide documentation of its membership in good standing.
2. The CDBG application was prepared either by the city/county itself, or by the RPC or COG. If another third-party entity assisted the city/county with the application preparation, grant administration must then be procured.
City and county grantees are not required to use the RPC/COG, and may elect to procure for grant administration even if both of the above conditions are met. This is simply an option that city and county grantees may use.
This proposed amendment to the procurement process will be available for a fifteen (15) day comment period beginning December 2, 2016 and ending on December 16, 2016. Please submit written comments or questions to Andy Papen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.