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  • Hartford Area Daycare Request for Proposal 

    Submission Deadline: 3/1/18

    The Hartford Area Development Corporation (HADC) and the City of Hartford have determined that there is a community need to expand the supply of daycare options in Hartford to meet future demand. Adequate childcare options are an important service that is required for residential growth to continue. In an effort to ensure that additional daycare services are expanded in Hartford, the HADC and City of Hartford are partnering together to put together this Request for Proposal for a new daycare center. Interested parties are asked to use the following guidelines in drafting their proposal. Questions can be directed to Jesse Fonkert at 528-3338 or jesse.fonkert@hartfordsd.us.

    Location: The City of Hartford has committed up to six lots located at 217, 213, 209, 205, 201, and 107 W. South Street to be used in this proposal.


    • Each Lot – 120x73

    • Altogether – 120x433

    Interested parties are asked to submit a proposal that:

    1. Expands the current supply of daycare options (if you are a current provider, your proposal must increase your registration size);

    2. Includes a detailed building and site plan;

    3. Takes into account city building code and ordinances for new construction;

    4. Takes into account state regulations for a childcare facility;

    5. Includes a business plan;

    6. Details the preferred management and building arrangement between the HADC and proposer. For example – How would you like this arrangement to work? The HADC build the facility and the proposer rent back? Proposer to build facility and lease land? Proposer to buy land and build the facility? HADC build facility, lease it back, and work in lease-to-buy option? Or some other arrangement?

    Proposals can be submitted electronically by emailing jesse.fonkert@hartfordsd.us or via mail at 125. N Main Ave, Hartford, SD 57033 and will be reviewed by the Hartford Area Development Corporation.