The complex system of rules pertaining to public works construction projects are always changing! This informative seminar will highlight changes in the laws for public works projects. Highly skilled faculty members experienced in all aspects of public works projects and competitive bidding will present a seminar on recent changes in the law, as well as a detailed course on relevant aspects of competitive bidding and dispute resolution. This seminar will provide you with the tools you need to face the changing landscape of public works construction in California.
- Public works bid solicitation and competitive bidding law
- Public works contract requirements
- Retention and prompt payment rules
- Default and termination issues
- Delay and disruption issues
- The attendee will be able to discuss basic public works construction law.
- The attendee will be able to identify special issues affecting specific public agencies.
- The attendee will be able to review interaction between state and federal legal requirements.
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Overview Of The Course
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
II. California License Law
A. License Requirements
B. Effect Of Failing To Obtain A Valid License
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Break 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
III. Public Works Bid Solicitation And Competitive Bidding Law
A. Statutory Framework And Law Regarding Competitive Bidding
1. State Entities
2. County And Municipal Entities
3. Special Districts And Alternative Procedures
4. Overview Of Competitive Bidding Law
a. Legal Consequences Of Not Complying With Law
b. New Legislation Pertaining To Competitive Bidding
B. Competitive Bidding Requirements And Exceptions
1. Steps For Competitive Bidding
a. Notice Requirements
b. Timely Submittals Of Bids
c. Acceptance Of Bids
d. Rejection Of Bids
e. Bonding Requirements
2. Exceptions To Competitive Bidding
a. Design-Build Projects
b. Professional Services
c. Emergency Projects
d. Exempt Agencies
3. Interactive Exercise No. 1
C. Award Of Bids
1. Determining Responsive Bids
2. Determining Responsible Bidders And Prequalification
3. Rules Relating To Subcontractors
4. Withdrawal Of Bids
5. Challenging Other Bids
6. Interactive Exercise No. 2
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Public Works Contract Requirements
A. Prevailing Wages
B. Insurance Requirements
C. Indemnity Issues
D. Form Contracts
E. Imperfect Specifications
F. Allocating Site Conditions Risks
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Claims, Conflicts, Close-Out
A. Retention And Prompt Payment Rules
B. Stop Notices
C. Default And Termination Issues
D. Liquidated Damages And Early Completion Bonuses
E. Delay And Disruption Issues
F. How To Handle Claims
1. Contractual Requirements
2. Claims Under $375,000 (Public Contract Code Section 20104, Et. Seq)
3. Government Code Claims Requirements
4. Practical Considerations
G. Alternative Dispute Resolution And Litigation
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Wrap-Up, Evaluations And Questions And Answers