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2009-B-10: Waiver of Public Advertising

To: All Housing Companies
     Owners, Managing Agents and Site Managers

From: Robert Damico, Downstate Director
          Housing Management Bureau

Date: June 19, 2009

Subject: Waiver of Public Advertising

DHCR has developed the "Waiver of Public Advertising Request" (HM-181 [6/09]) for those housing companies that wish to obtain competitive bids without public advertisement for contracts over $100,000. Waiver requests will be considered for contracts estimated not to exceed $250,000.

The waiver request form, which is available in a fillable pdf format must be completed in its entirety and submitted to DHCR for prior approval before commencement of the competitive bid process. Upon DHCR approval of the request, information will be posted on its website under Procurement Opportunities at for a period of 30 days to notify potential bidders of the contracting opportunity. In accordance with our regulations, DHCR will continue to provide a listing of minority and women owned firms for solicitation of bids, where applicable.

Should you have any questions, please contact your assigned Housing Management Representative.

- Robert Damico

Last updated on 05/12/10