Learn from expert practitioners in the private and public sectors about the vital and dynamic issues confronting participants in the Ohio public works construction process. This cutting edge program will comprehensively address the critical developments in Ohio public works construction law which are taking place today. This full-day seminar will be accompanied by a detailed handbook reviewing and discussing the major issues in Ohio public works construction. The information is intended for those who work for public agencies and those who are employed in private enterprises which interface with public agencies on construction matters.
- Framework for submitting, reviewing and disputing bids
- Laws and procedures governing competitive bidding
- Challenging incorrect bidding decisions
- Project documents - Potential problems with specifications and plans
- Equitable adjustments to contract
- The attendee will be able to discuss public bond claim provisions.
- The attendee will be able to identify notice, bid forms and bid guaranties.
- The attendee will be able to review different contract approaches to scheduling and coordination obligations.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Public Competitive Bidding
A. Statutory Basis
1. Statutory Overview
B. Notice, Bid Forms And Bid Guaranties
2. Notice Periods
3. Rebidding Notice
4. A Bid Is An Offer
5. Invitation To Bid
6. Bid Form
7. Bid Guaranties
C. Bid Review And Contract Award And Execution
1. Statutory Bid Standards
2. Withdrawal Of Bids
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Bid Protests
A. Informal Complaint Letter
B. Protest Meeting
C. Injunctive Relief
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. Schedule And Time
A. Different Contract Approaches To Scheduling And Coordination Obligations
B. Status Of 'Right To Finish Early'
C. Issues With Float
D. Management Of 'Abnormal Weather' In Contract Terms
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Break 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
IV. Project Documents – Potential
Problems With Specifications
A. Latent And Patent Defects
B. Waiver Of Defects In Documents
V. Project Scheduling And
B. Schedule Acceleration
C. Required Notices
D. Duties/Problems With Construction Managers
E. Responsibilities Of The Parties
VI. Changed Contract Conditions
A. Differing Site Conditions
B. Change Orders
C. Risk Of Performance
A. Timing Of Payments
B. Required Record Keeping
C. Owner Audit Rights/Document Escrow
VIII. Equitable Adjustments To
A. Submittal Process
D. What To Expect (Facilitation, Mediation)
IX. Public Bond Claim Provisions