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Oklahoma NAHRO May Conference - May 22-24, 2018

May 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM to
May 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM
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Monkey Island

Afton, OK

Oklahoma NAHRO May Conference

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

(1)(2) 1st two Morning Sessions (Exact session times yet TBA)

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) 1st Afternoon Session (Exact session times yet TBA)

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.


(4) 2nd Afternoon Session (Exact session times yet TBA)

SESSION TITLE: "Quotes and Bids and Proposals, Oh My! (Important Similarities and Differences)"(1.5 hours) 
DESCRIPTION: Sooner or later, every housing agency needs to procure items and services over $2,000 and must conduct a Quotations for Small Purchases (QSP), an Invitation For Bids (IFB), a Request For Proposals (RFP), and/or a Request For Qualifications (RFQ), the four competitive solicitation methods available to housing agencies. This session is an overview of each, a discussion as to when to use each, and related documentation requirements. 
REFERENCES: 2 CFR §200.320; Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of HUD Procurement Handbook 7460.8 REV 2.

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