A public owner on a public works project faces a unique set of rights, liabilities and challenges when presented with a design or construction claim. In the beginning, the public works designer or contractor may demand early review of the public owner's documents and may also invoke multiple statutes that may create direct recovery and litigation rights. In response, the public owner may invoke the Government Claims Act, the False Claims Act, The Disputes Resolution Act, or in some cases bar a contractor from future bidding. During claims resolution, the public contracting laws treat public works contractor claims very differently than private works contractor claims.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Bidding Procedures And Contract Award
- Construction Agreements And Contracting Formats
- Construction Disputes And Claims
- Bonds, Prevailing Wages, Project Labor Agreements And Other Construction-Related Laws
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Bidding Procedures And Contract Awards
A. Statutory Bidding Requirements
B. Bid Specifications
C. Bid Opening And Contract Award Disputes
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. Construction Agreements And Contracting Formats
A. Project Formats General Contractor vs. Multiple Prime Contractors
B. AIA Contract Forms And Common Modifications
C. Hiring Architects And Construction Managers
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
III. Construction Disputes And Claims
A. Common Claims And Ways To Avoid Them
B. Dispute Procedures Arbitration vs. Litigation
C. Statute Of Limitations Issues
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. Bonds, Prevailing Wages, Project Labor Agreements And Other
A. Payment And Performance Bonds When Are They Necessary And What Do They Do?
B. Prevailing Wage Act How It May Apply To Your Project?
C. Project Labor Agreements What Are They And When Are They Useful?
D. Prompt Payment Act When Does It Apply To You?