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Call for Submissions - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How will I know what land the Housing Authority will be making available for development?
  2. Will the Housing Authority only consider purchasing all the dwellings subject of a submission?
  3. When do I know that I have a contact with the Housing Authority?
  4. Can I nominate my preferred Contracting arrangements?
  5. What deposit is payable by the Housing Authority?
  6. When do we receive payment on land?
  7. What does Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) mean?
  8. Am I responsible for establishing a body corporate, if applicable?
  9. Can I invoice Housing Authority for variations to build contract?
  10. Can we settle on land prior to all approvals for construction being received?
  11. Is $250,000 the cost point Housing Authority is looking to buy at?
  12. I submitted a thirty unit 1-bedroom/1-bathroom apartment development at a very affordable rate. Why did this not proceed?
  13. Can I send through my submission electronically to affordablehousingeoi@housing.wa.gov.au?
  14. What is my expected timeframe from the time of receipt by Housing Authority to me receiving feedback on my proposal?

  1. How will I know what land the Housing Authority will be making available for development?
     
    The Housing Authority will be continuing to tender for construction on specific sites. Other sites may be published on the Housing Authority's website through the Request for Proposals (RFP).
     
    Notification will be forwarded to all prospective Respondents who have registered with the Affordable Housing EOI Team.

    Prospective Respondents should not contact the Affordable Housing EOI Team requesting information on, or identification of potential development sites.
  2. Will the Housing Authority only consider purchasing all the dwellings subject of a submission?

    No, the Housing Authority will as part of the assessment process, determine if it wishes to purchase any, some, or all of the dwellings.
  3. When do I know that I have a contact with the Housing Authority?

    A Contract is not executed until it has the approval of the Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority and the Minister for Housing’s approvals.
  4. Can I nominate my preferred Contracting arrangements?

    Yes, Respondents are requested to nominate their preferred contracting arrangements.
  5. What deposit is payable by the Housing Authority?

    No Deposit will be paid on the land contract or contract to purchase on completion. The build contract will set out payment in a milestone or monthly progress payment basis.
  6. When do we receive payment on land?

    Land settlement will be 21 days after all approvals for the build contract are received.
  7. What does Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) mean?

    This is a lump sum (guaranteed maximum price) contract for 100% turnkey building works including alterations undertaken.
  8. Am I responsible for establishing a body corporate, if applicable?

    Yes. The Respondent is responsible for all aspects of strata plan, including but not limited to schedule of unit entitlements, management statement, and certificate from licensed surveyor in accordance with Section 22 of Strata Titles Act; copies of all clearances etc.
  9. Can I invoice Housing Authority for variations to build contract?

    No. It is expected all relevant due diligence and inherent risk has been completed and factored into negotiated Guaranteed Maximum Price by Respondent.
  10. Can we settle on land prior to all approvals for construction being received?

    No. Land settlement will only take place after all relevant approvals including building permit have been granted.
  11. Is $250,000 the cost point Housing Authority is looking to buy at?

    The Housing Authority is looking to buy at a wholesale rate of 20% less than market value. The end purchaser is more likely to be in the lower income bracket and hence have lower borrowing power. Respondents should be cognisant of this when tabling submissions.
  12. I submitted a thirty unit 1-bedroom/1-bathroom apartment development at a very affordable rate. Why did this not proceed?

    The Housing Authority will need to determine the likelihood of on-sale of units in all proposals submitted. The submission may not have been deemed to have sufficient purchaser demand for the building type in a particular location which would place Housing Authority at a commercial risk on purchase. (e.g. – The particular location may be suited to more family style building types such as 3brm 2bth units).
  13. Can I send through my submission electronically to affordablehousingeoi@housing.wa.gov.au?

    No, all submissions must be delivered to the East Perth Tender Box which is located on the ground floor at Housing Authority, 99 Plain Street, EAST PERTH 6004.
  14. What is my expected timeframe from the time of receipt by Housing Authority to me receiving feedback on my proposal?

    The Housing Authority will provide written feedback at each stage of the assessment process. Where a Submission progresses, the Housing Authority’s intention is to be negotiating with the Respondent within 6 weeks of receipt of the Submission.