Update on Status of PBCA Re-bid
On March 25, 2014, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) ruled in favor of the claim challenging the legality of HUD’s 2013 rebid of the PBCA contracts through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The Court determined that PBCA contracts are, in fact, procurement contracts that are subject to federal procurement laws. The Court ordered the lower court to issue an order in effect enjoining HUD from moving forward with awards HUD previously made under the NOFA in August 2013, and requiring a new rebid to be conducted under the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), which applies to procurement contracts. HUD has not yet made an official statement on the decision. Read the opinion.
As a result, SHCC remains your PBCA in Texas and Arkansas. Our current contract runs until June 30, 2014. We will update our website with any additional developments.