2017 Updated Version - Procurement and Section 3


June 29, 2017


Paul Flogstad

  11:00 AM ET | 10:00 AM CT | 08:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes


This webinar focuses on HUD’s handbook 7460.8 REV 2, which includes essential information for PHAs to comply with HUD regulations. This training 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 up-to-date information in order to comply with HUD's Section 3 requirements. NMA's one-day workshop will bring your agency up to speed on the most recent HUD Webcasts and guidance.

Session Highlights:

  • Upon completion of the Procurement and Section 3 Course, 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
  • How are low-income and very low-income determined?
  • Can laid-off workers that are re-hired as a result of a HUD-funded project considered new hires?

Who Will Benefit:

  • Property Managers
  • Property Owners
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Tenant Association Members
  • Realtors

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