Supervisor Gillen To Issue RFP For Consultant To Review Building Department Finances And Operations

Issued by: Town of Hempstead, Office of Supervisor Laura Gillen

(HEMPSTEAD, NY) MAY 11, 2018 - Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen will be issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for an independent consultant to optimize the operations of the Town’s Building Department. In the interest of accountability and ensuring taxpayer resources are being used appropriately, the consultant will look at the overall finances, programs and efficiency of the department.

“I am firmly committed to bringing transparency and accountability to the Town of Hempstead and am looking closely at agency operations to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used efficiently and that services are being delivered as expected,” said Supervisor Laura Gillen.

The Town’s building department processes, on average, over 9,000 applications each year for new and existing homes, and is the first line of defense for property owners when it comes to safety code compliance. The Department also processes approximately 7,000 permits required for plumbing work every year. This review will help identify ways in which technology, automation, mapping, and real time data capturing can further modernize the operation, making the permitting process seamless and safety standards transparent.

“Bringing in an independent consultant will help us streamline operations, eliminate any waste and assure the public that the Building Department is conforming to best practices,” said Gillen.

The RFP is posted online in anticipation of a consultant being selected in June at: https://toh.li/rfps-bids