Public Works Construction Projects: From Bidding Through Completion (CCD & K-12)
This workshop is designed to provide school business officials, project managers, construction managers, and other facility staff with practical tools and information for bidding, overseeing, and completing a public works construction project. It includes information on the latest requirements and procedures regarding bidding, bid protest, contract and contract award, subcontractor substitution, insurance and bonds, evaluation and handling of disputes with architect, contractor, subcontractor, and surety, and closing-out a project. It also provides useful tips to prepare for and handle litigation, and negotiate and draft settlement agreements.
Except where indicated, the information in this workbook is applicable to both school districts and community college districts. The term "district" is used to refer to both. We will point out where the information pertains only to school districts or community college districts.
However, we caution that the information in this workbook should not be viewed as a substitute for careful planning and preparation, and cannot replace the critically important assistance of legal counsel. Construction projects present districts with complex and challenging legal questions and problems that frequently depend on the particular facts and circumstances. Therefore, districts should be mindful of statutory and contract requirements, engage in careful planning and preparation, consult with appropriate consultants, and utilize the assistance of legal counsel.