HUD Statement on Decision by Court of Federal Claims in CMS Contract Management, et al. v. United States Monday, April 22, 2013
On Friday, April 19, 2013, the Court of Federal Claims validated HUDs method of awarding contracts to administer the Departments project-based rental assistance programs. The Court found that these contracts are cooperative agreements and therefore, the manner in which HUD awarded these contracts is proper.
It is HUDs objective to offer a competitive process that ensures the continued delivery of high quality, cost-effective, products and services to residents of project-based Section 8 assisted housing and to property owners. It is the Departments intent to institute a performance-based approach to these contract awards to conform to current market conditions and to seek significant annual cost savings of more than $100 million on behalf of the American taxpayer.