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Missouri NAHRO May Workshop - May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM to
May 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM
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Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel
200 E. Main St
Branson, MO 65616
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Missouri NAHRO May Workshop

Sessions taught by Michael S. Gifford, C.P.M., CPSD 
Housing Authority Procurement Assistance  

(1) 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM and (2) 10:30 AM -  12:00 PM

SESSION TITLE: "40 Things You May Not Know About Housing Agency Procurement (But Really Need To)" (2 parts/3 total hours) 
DESCRIPTION: An interactive 3 hour review of 40 very important HUD-mandated requirements pertaining to purchasing and contracts. Topics that will be addressed include:  Informal quotes (QSPs); Formal Bids (IFBs) and Proposals (RFPs/RFQs); Advertisements; Specifications; Independent Cost Estimates and Cost Price Analysis; Non-competitive Justifications; Piggyback Justifications; Contracts and Contract Administration; and much more!  We will talk about procurements and contracts for supplies, equipment, and both maintenance and professional services.  This session includes a worksheet and forms. This is my most popular presentation! 
REFERENCES: 2 CFR §200.317 – §200.326; HUD Procurement Handbook 7460.8 REV 2.

(3) 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

SESSION TITLE: "Ethics in Public Contracting:  Can I really do that!  Should I really do that?!" (1.5 hrs)  
DESCRIPTION:
 HUD requires that housing agencies maintain a "written code of standards of conduct governing the performance of their employees engaged in the award and administration of contracts."  This session will cover in detail those "written code of standards" as detailed by HUD within Chapter 11 of the HUD Procurement Handbook.  These standards apply equally to housing agency employees, members of the Board, and contractors retained by the housing agency. 
REFERENCES: 2 CFR §200.318(c)(1); Chapter 4 of HUD Procurement Handbook 7460.8 REV 2.

(4) 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

SESSION TITLE: "Section 3: It's not has complicated as you might think." (1.5 hours)  

DESCRIPTION: There are a lot of misconceptions and myths circulating pertaining to the Section 3 program. This session addresses what the regulation actually says, what a housing agency is required to do, and best practices to accomplish a successful 'to the greatest extend feasible' Section 3 program. 
REFERENCES: 24 CFR §135; Chapter 15 of HUD Procurement Handbook 7460.8 REV 2.

 

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