According to the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) president and CEO M. Mark Weiss, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has issued a formal solicitation for “off the lot” manufactured homes.
As the Daily Business News reported last week, The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) was contacted by FEMA, with an “urgent request” on the availability of existing new single-section HUD Code manufactured homes for sale on retail lots within 1,000 miles of Louisiana.
The concern for FEMA is that manufactured homes being produced by FEMA contractors would not be finished in time to meet the current demand in Louisiana and the potential need in multiple states due to Hurricane Matthew.
According to the solicitation FEMA anticipates awarding multiple Firm Fixed-Price Contracts with a base ordering period for up to 400 manufactured housing (MH) units – with an option to increase the quantity.
MH Retailers will be able to sell their homes for a profit.
The awards will be executed on or about October 14th, 2016.
The solicitation can be downloaded here. The original email regarding the solicitation can be found here. The MHARR release is available at this link here.##
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Submitted by RC Williams for the Daily Business News, MHProNews.