Request for Qualifications: Clerk-of-the-Works


The Cambridge Housing Authority and its affiliate entities are currently engaged in approximately $200 million of construction activities ranging from complete site new construction projects, to high-rise modernizations, to minor exterior restoration projects. Additionally, the CHA anticipates awarding another dozen significant construction projects over the next 1-3 years which will require on site project representatives. These projects are typically multi-year construction projects performed under public construction procurement laws (MGL 149 and MGL 149A). The CHA is seeking inquiries from experienced Clerk-of-the-Works (CotW) who are interested and available to work on projects now or over the next several years.

About Cambridge Housing Authority:

CHA is a national leader in the development, management and administration of subsidized affordable housing for low-income elderly, family and disabled households. Our mission is to develop and manage safe, good-quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner that promotes citizenship, community, and self-reliance. CHA provides housing assistance to more than 5,000 low-income households in one of the highest-cost rental markets in the country.

Qualified Personnel Sought:

The CHA is seeking in concert with its architectural firmsCotW personnel who are experienced with housing and/or public construction projects to serve as onsite representatives of the Architect and Owner during ongoing construction activities. Duties of the CotW will typically follow industry standard practices of observing and reporting on construction activities, monitoring submittals and product installations, and recording personnel on site daily. CHA construction projects are often performed in close proximity to occupied residential housing so individuals with a high degree of sensitivity and customer service orientation are preferred. CotWs can also expect daily interaction with CHA project managers as well as the architects. The CHA also utilizes cloud-based construction management software in its projects so technical skills and comfort with computer data entry is required.

RFQ Response Instructions:

Interested Respondents are asked to fill in the attached interest form (SEE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD FORM) and include any work samples (such as daily reports) they have available. CHA personnel and/or project architects will follow up with interested individuals for interviews and engagement. Please email all responses to:

Please note, this is not a solicitation for direct employment with the Cambridge Housing Authority. Clerk-of-the-Works positions are typically contract positions engaged through the architecture firm employeed on a particular construction project. This RFQ is intended to solicit interested individuals for engagement on current or future construction projects through contracted architecture firms.

It is the policy of Cambridge Housing Authority to give preference in employment to Section 3 eligible individuals. Cambridge Housing Authority is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer Minorities, handicapped and others are encouraged to apply.

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