The PIH-REAC Reverse Auction Program (RAP) involves a process of securing property inspection services for HUD-assisted housing. An auction is conducted with the use of a reverse auction vendor
website and allows participants to bid down, as opposed to the traditional auction which requires submitting sequentially higher bids. An award is made to an eligible contractor with the lowest bid at
the close of the auction. The contractor then schedules and performs the property inspections in accordance with Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) protocol.
Currently, there are no scheduled auctions.
The new Inspector Notice 2016-01 now requires inspectors to enter all units in which bed bugs are reported. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact REAC’s Technical Assistance Center at 1-888-245-4860.
Auctions cannot be scheduled on Federal holidays.
(NEW) THE DEADLINE FOR INSTALLING THE NEW RAPID 4.0 CLIENT SOFTWARE, APRIL 2016 RELEASE, HAS PASSED. CONTRACTORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING ALL INSPECTIONS ARE COMPLETED USING THE NEW SOFTWARE.
A User Guide with instructions on how to install the new software can be found on PASS’ 4.0 DCD webpage at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/reac/products/prodpass/dcd4.0. The User Guide includes installation instructions and a how-to on the following updated features:
- Archiving Inspections
- Restoring Inspections
- Inputting Area Measurements
- Resetting Passwords
PLEASE NOTE: It is critically important that inspectors read the User Guide before installing the new software. The new software should not be installed until all “In Progress” inspections are uploaded. Also, downloaded inspections must be re-downloaded after installing the new software. If you have questions or wish to report a problem, please contact TAC at 1-888-245-4860.
Requirements for Participating in an Auction
To remain in good standing, a RAP contractor must:
- Have no outstanding billing issues;
- Have no open past due inspections;
- Schedule inspections for auctions by the due date;
- Be in compliance with confirmation emails for properly scheduled inspections;
- Have no Termination for Default actions in recent auctions or be prohibited from participating in auctions.
Violating any of the above requirements may result in a penalty and ineligibility to participate in the next five (5) auctions.
To reduce wait times when contacting the Technical Assistance Center (TAC), email the TAC at REAC_TACPass@hud.gov
to obtain a TAC number when on site at the property. The subject line of the message must show:
- Inspection ID
- Auction number
- Brief reason for the email. For example: ID#55555/A-555/Prop Profile Change.