Procurement and Section 3 focuses on HUD’s Handbook 7460.8 REV 2, which includes essential information for PHAs to comply with HUD regulations. This seminar will help your PHA establish an up-to-date and comprehensive procurement policy. Understanding the handbook and how it relates to project-based accounting, budgeting, and management will help you delegate more procurement and contract management responsibilities and accountability to your sites. By the end of this training, you should understand how to obtain the highest quality goods and services for the right cost, delivered on time, and in compliance with applicable laws and policies. In addition, you can learn to estimate costs of goods and services, develop criteria for the analysis of proposals, and realize cost savings in your procurement operation. The training will also cover temporary regulatory changes resulting from ARRA, stimulus dollars, and the “Buy American” provision.
Understanding the handbook and implementing changes in PHA procurement policy is essential because the handbook:
Provides very clear direction on what is mandatory and what is not
Provides important definitions, including micro purchase, intended to “drill down” procurement to the site
Simplifies and streamlines requirements to encourage more decentralization of procurement
Contains strong guidance on ethics in procurement and contract management
PHAs need current information in order to comply with HUD's Section 3 requirements. NMA's three-day workshop will bring your agency up to speed on the most recent HUD webcasts and guidance.
Upon completion of Procurement and Section 3, using HUD regulations and guidance, you should be able to:
Identify the procurement requirements the PHA must follow
Recognize the various methods of procurement and contracting available to the PHA
Understand how procurement can become more decentralized
Apply good contract management principles
Identify the programs that Section 3 applies to
Understand the compliance requirements of Section 3
Insure contractor's compliance
Identify the strategies for the implementation of a Section 3 program
Recognize all the components of a Section 3 plan
AGENDA: View the agenda for in-person trainings View the agenda for live web trainings METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, course books, and Q&A LENGTH: Three days AUDIENCE: Procurement and contract management staff PROGRAM LEVEL: Basic PREREQUISITES: None ADVANCED PREPARATION: None EXAM: The certification exam is available for $150. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available. CREDITS: CPE units = 23, CEU units w/ exam = 1.9 REGISTER: Fill out the PDF registration form and fax to 619.258.5791. Or select the seminar you'd like to attend from the list of locations and dates below to order online.