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Procurement and Contracts Management Seminar - Nashville, TN

January 12, 2021 - 8:15 AM to
January 14, 2021 - 4:45 PM
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The Inn @ Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
2401 Music Valley Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

This seminar has been rescheduled with new dates in January, 2021!

We previously sent this notice out scheduled with seminar dates in September, 2020. However, with all that is happening in our society today, we have rescheduled this seminar to January, 2021.  
If you or other staff are interested in attending, please feel free to complete the registration form and return the completed form to me to reserve a spot. We will not consider returning this registration form to be a full commitment to attend the seminar, so please do not feel compelled to yet send payment. We can wait until December to receive payment to see if the societal conditions pertaining to the Coronavirus have changed and we are again "doing business" (I hope and suspect that this situation will change by then and this seminar will occur!). 
Also, feel free to make your lodging reservation at the host hotel, The Inn @ Opryland. If the societal conditions have not changed and the seminar does not occur, then it is the hotel policy you can cancel the room within 72 hours of the seminar at no penalty. 
I hope that these special conditions are of a help and look forward to seeing you in Nashville in January of next year.
Michael S. Gifford, Housing Agency Procurement Assistance   


This Procurement and Contract Management training is a must for Purchasing and Finance staff, Management staff and Property Managers! You will learn how to procure quality goods and services for the right cost, the highest quality, for timely delivery, and in compliance with applicable laws and policies. The training covers the estimating costs of goods and services and developing criteria for analysis of proposals.  You will also learn how to comply with the newest federal procurement requirements and regulations; how to use the proper procurement method and contract type; how to analyze costs to ensure that your agency gets the highest value for its contract dollar and how to assess and control the procurement performance operation and professional ethics of procurement.

Procurement and Contract Management Agenda:

Day One 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Introduction to HUD Handbook 7460.8 and 2 CFR 200.317 - 200.326
  • Procurement Authority and Basic Administration of the Procurement Function
  • General Requirements
  • Ethics in Public Contracting
  • Small Purchase Procedures (Quotations for Small Purchases – QSP’s)
  • Sealed Bids (Invitation for Bids – IFB’s)

Day Two 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Competitive Proposals (Request for Proposals – RFP’s; Request for Qualifications – RFQ’s)
  • Noncompetitive Proposals
  • Specifications and Statements of Work

Day Three 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Miscellaneous Requirements
  • Contract Administration
  • HUD Review Requirements
  • State and Local Laws and Regulations Governing PHA Procurement
  • Cooperative Business Relationships
  • Employment & Training Opportunities and Contracting with Residents, Resident-Owned, Small, Minority, Other Disadvantaged Businesses (Section 3; WMBE)

Hotel Accommodations: The Inn @ Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel, 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

Reservations Center at 1-800-901-4211 and mention BLOCK CODE: Procurement Seminar or book online at Link to Hotel Reservations

Room Block Deadline: December 11, 2020 – (888)789-3090



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