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Doing Business With PMHA Is Easy

Types of Contracts

The Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority works with a number of vendors  for construction, services & supplies needed to operate the agency.

How The Bid Process Works

Curious about contracting opportunities with the PMHA? Click here to learn about how our processes work! 

HUD Compliance

Government procurement comes with plenty of red tape! Click the link below to learn about what's required when bidding a solicitation with the Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Section 3 Opportunity

The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low-and very low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing. Click below to learn how the PMHA meets this requirement.


 The PMHA encourages participation of Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE), Small Business Enterprises (SBE) in its procurement opportunities. We continuously seek to identify qualified MBEs, WBEs, and SBEs. If you qualify as one of these types of business, please let us know!

Open Solicitations

Click the button below to be directed to the section of this page listing our current open solicitations.

How Does It All Work?

How It Works

Solicitation Announcements

When we are in the market for goods or services, we'll posit it on our website, our Facebook page, and in some cases run an advertisement in the local paper.


Purchasing done below the $10,000 level, this is done without a formal solicitation process.  We call around, check prices, and select a reasonable and reliable provider.

Small Purchasing

Most of our spending falls into this category, which includes purchases between $10,000 and $250,000.  We generally run solicitations for purchasing at this level.

Sealed Bid

Any projects over $250,000 are mainly solicited through a sealed-bid process.  The lowest, most responsible and responsive bidders are awarded contracts.

Qualifications-based Bidding

Certain contracts require a special skill set - architecture and engineering, accounting, and consulting to name a few.  With these contracts, we'll gauge your knowledge first and negotiate cost later.

Become a Vendor

Interested in becoming a vendor with us?  Click the link below to register with our eProcurement website.  

The process is quick and easy!


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Procurements shall be conducted only with responsible contractors. Those who have the technical and financial competence to perform and who have a satisfactory record of integrity.

All contractors should have the following requirements:

The contractor must be registered with the City of Portsmouth as a registered contractor. 

Provide PMHA with a copy of its current Ohio Workers' Compensation certificate.

Provide PMHA with a copy of its general liability insurance policy.

Pay its hourly workers the wages required by the Davis-Bacon Act and or HUD wages for jobs over $2,000. (Contractors may obtain a copy of the most recent wage schedules from the Web or from PHMA's Purchasing Department during the time of the solicitation). 

Provide payroll-reporting slips with the invoice in order to be paid. This is required for all jobs over $2,000 covered by the Davis-Bacon Act.

Sign PMHA form "Disclosure of Conflict of Interest".

Section 3 Opportunity

About Section 3

The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide training, employment, contracting and other economic opportunities to low and very low-income persons, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low and very low-income persons.

If you are a recipient of of government assistance for housing or if your household income falls below HUD's income limits, you may qualify as a Section 3 worker, targeted worker or Section 3 business concern. To Learn More contact PMHA's Procurement Department at (740) 354-4547.

Residents & Section 3 qualified applicants can register on our Section 3 panel. Please provide accurate and up to date information with contact info. Contractors will contact you when seeking to hire for any upcoming PMHA Contracts.

PMHA Residents (Section 3 Worker/Targeted Section 3 Worker) can access this website to register for potential jobs with housing agency contractors. Contractors can access this website to obtain a list of people who have registered for Section 3 jobs.



A minority-owned business is defined as a business which is at least 51% owned by one or more minority group members. Minority group members include, but are not limited to Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Indian Americans and Hasidic Jewish Americans.


A women's business enterprise is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who are U.S. citizens and who also control or operate the business.


SBE stands for Small Business Enterprise. A SBE is a Business Enterprise that meets specific economic criteria and is owned, operated, and controlled by one or more persons.

Open Solicitations

When we need to procure something, we'll generally post the information here.

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