Procurement Basics

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Quadel’s two-day Procurement Basics training is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of PHA procurement processes including applying the HUD Procurement Handbook and mandated federal requirements, as well as accepted industry policies and procedures.

The components of a “good” procurement policy, responsive to both HUD and state statues, are presented. HUD requirements for small purchases, emergencies, formal bidding and competitive negotiations are reviewed in detail, and “typical” state public contract laws are compared. Internal controls for contract performance monitoring are stressed, and contract administration procedures, including the oversight role of the board of commissioners are discussed. Contents of the course are designed to provide Executive Directors, managers and administrative staff with the necessary skills to improve contract negotiations, cost competitiveness and overall procurement performance.

Who Should Attend:

Any PHA staff member involved in the procurement process and procedures

Training Topics:

Two-day Procurement Basics Training

  • Introduction & Overview
  • OMB/HUD Procurement Regulations
  • The Process – HUD Procurement Handbook
    • Intro
    • Authority and Administration
    • General Requirements
    • Ethics
  • Small Purchases
  • Sealed Bids
  • Competitive Proposals
  • Non-Competitive Proposals
  • Specifications and Statement of Work
  • Miscellaneous Requirements
  • Contract Administration
  • HUD Review
  • State and Local Law
  • Cooperative Business Relationships
  • Employment, Training, Contracting, Small, Minority Women’s Business Enterprises
  • Public/ Private Partnerships
  • Utility Purchasing-Energy Conservation Loans
  • HUD OIG Procurement Integrity Bulletin/ Audit Findings

*Based on a daily schedule of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break from Noon – 1 p.m.  Participants are responsible for their own lunch.

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