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On-Site Seminars

Borrell Technology Incorporated offers national seminars throughout the year. We can also customize any of our past and present seminars specifically for your agency. The seminar content is comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate. Content includes tested processes and procedures, necessary regulations, applied interpretations, forms, checklists, and useful hints to make the administrator's job easier. All our trainers have extensive real-world experience in the subject trained and are capable of assisting the participants to solve specific problems during the seminar.

The following seminars can be customized, if necessary, and presented at a location of your choice.

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Does HUD’s movement towards project-based management mean that you must implement project-based procurement? The answer is no! No doubt your procurement function and processes will change, but how they change is your decision. This three day seminar will help you to systematically assess your current system, determine if it will meet the needs of mandatory changes and provide you with decision-making tools and implementation techniques for compliance.
   

 

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Procurement is no longer a simple matter of processing purchase orders, it’s integral to your agency’s success. If your agency is not thinking strategically about procurement and using all the tools authorized by HUD, then you could be missing an opportunity to save money.
   

 

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HUD’s Capital Fund Financing Program (CFFP) allows a housing authority to leverage capital funding to accomplish work that needs more funds than are available from the housing authority’s annual CFP. Under an approved CFFP, a housing authority may borrow private capital (bond or conventional loan) to make improvements to or develop public housing now by pledging a portion of future year capital funds to the debt service! HUD does not guarantee or ensure these loans but has to approve the documents that encumber or pledge as collateral any Public Housing assets.
   

 

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The use of task and delivery order contracts, in particular multiple award contracts, is authorized by HUD. These contracts are commonly known as indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) or blanket contracts. These contracts allow the agency to acquire an indefinite quantity, within stated limits, of supplies or services during a fixed period, with deliveries or performance to be scheduled by placing orders with the contractor. Multiple award task and delivery order contracting, when used properly, allows the agency to leverage its buying power and, at the same time, achieve efficiencies in the procurement process and best value for agency.
   

 

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Enforcement of construction contract documents and quality of work is a must for the successful implementation of a modernization program. This three-day program is designed for construction compliance and is a highly technical class combining administrative and construction contract enforcement requirements.
   

 

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By HUD regulation, an independent cost estimate for every procurement must be made before soliciting bids or proposals. To make an acceptable independent cost estimate, the HA must go through the discipline of analyzing its needs fully and anticipating the type of work that contractors will likely have to perform to do the job. Additionally, a cost or price analysis is required for every procurement conducted by the HA to verify that the price being paid to the contractor is fair and reasonable. Price Analysis is a review and evaluation of a proposed price without evaluating separate cost elements. Cost analysis means the review and evaluation of the separate cost elements and proposed profit of an offeror's or subcontractor's cost or pricing data or information to determine if the proposed costs are reasonable and efficient. The processes and procedures for preparing an independent cost estimate and conducting a cost or price analysis are specifically governed by Federal regulation.
   

 

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Over the past several months, HUD has released further clarification and direction concerning asset management in public housing. Additionally, in early March HUD released a new version of the Public Housing Procurement Handbook. This program covers the most updated HUD direction for the Capital Fund Program under Project-based Requirements. Specifically, this program provides additional information to develop and maintain project-based accounting and budgeting systems and updates and clarifies how capital funds may be used and managed under the asset management model.
   

 

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Confused about which federal accessibility requirements apply to what? How does the ADA, UFAS and ANSI interface? Which standard does a state government that receives federal funds use when remodeling an existing structure or designing a new building? How does the ADA apply to housing? What are "Reasonable Accommodations" and "Reasonable Modifications?" Have you reviewed the status of your transition plan and self-evaluation lately? What have you done to ensure that all existing programs and services are accessible to people with disabilities? What policies and procedures are in place to ensure that all future programs and services are designed and implemented as accessible from the get go? How are you addressing on-going accessibility needs through the budgetary process? Who is taking responsibility for your agency’s on-going compliance?
   

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