Formal Solicitations ($60,000 & Up) – National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) EconomicEngine
See ‘Vendor Letter – How to Register with EconomicEngine’ below
AHA is bound by HUD regulations, New Mexico State laws, and other local requirements governing public purchasing. Thus, AHA procurement staff operates in accordance within the AHA procurement policy which has been created to comply within the guidelines of the appropriate purchasing rules, laws, and regulations for all AHA business transactions.
Micro-purchase procedure below $10,000, only one quotation needs to be solicited if the price received is considered reasonable. Such purchases must be distributed equitably among qualified sources.
Small purchase procedure over $10,000, but not exceeding $60,000. No less than three offerors shall be solicited to submit price quotations. Award shall be made to the offeror providing the lowest acceptable quotation, unless justified in writing based on price and other specified factors.
What is Section 3?
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968, which recognizes that HUD funds are typically one of the largest sources of federal funding expended in communities, including those communities served by the Agency. Section 3 is intended to ensure that when a contractor has need to hire additional people as the result of receiving a contract from the AHA, preference must be given to low- and very low-income persons residing in Bernalillo County, NM (Section 3 resident), or Section 3 business concerns.
The requirements pertaining to Section 3 apply only to purchases and contracts the AHA completes for work, the requirements of Section 3 DOES NOT apply to purchases or contracts the AHA completes solely for commodities or equipment; meaning, “no work provided, no Section 3 required.
Section 3 is race and gender neutral in that preferences are based on income-level and location.