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Federal Construction Contracting Course

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 35
Technical PMP/PgMp 0
Leadership 0
Strategy 35
PfMP 0
  • CEUs: 3.5
  • CPEs: 42
  • Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

In this course, you will learn the basics of federal construction contracts. Whether you are a government employee working with these contracts or a private industry contractor looking to break into the government contracts market, Federal Construction Contracting offers an overview of many of the issues related to these very specific types of government contracts. Case studies and exercises are incorporated throughout the course to reinforce the knowledge and functional application of the topics covered. This course is recommended for anyone, government or private industry, who has to work with or prepare federal contracts for construction firms. 

  • Manage the construction contracting process from project planning to post-project closeout 
  • Calculate, prove and recover additional costs 
  • Present and defend against claims 
  • Comply with federal and state statutes and requirements 
  • Perform quality assurance of support

This course uses digital materials.

  • Overview of Construction Contracting
    • Construction procurement
    • Overview: Construction contract award and Project execution
    • Legislative history
    • Davis-Bacon Act (DBA)
  • Acquisition Planning
    • Approaches to construction contracting
    • Parties to the construction process
    • Independent government estimate (IGE)
    • Job order contracting (JOC)
    • Special construction contract considerations
    • Effort to reduce the schedule
    • FAR 36.3 Requirements for Design/Build
    • Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build
  • Construction Solicitation Development and Issuance
    • Uniform Contract Format (UCF)
    • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
    • Describing requirements
    • Best practices in writing specifications
    • FAR clauses
    • Developing the RFP—use the matrix
    • Instructions to bidders/offerors
    • Developing evaluation factors
    • Regulatory requirements on evaluation factors
    • Pre-bid/proposal conference and site visit
  • Special Aspects of Construction Contracting
    • Bonds
    • Builder’s risk and liability insurance coverage (FAR Part 28)
    • Owner-Controlled Insurance Program
    • Labor-related provisions
    • Organized labor and construction
    • Occupational Safety and Health Act
    • Buy American Act
    • A-E role in the construction contract
  • Proposal Evaluation and Award
    • The bidding/proposal process
    • General standards of responsibility for contractors
    • Unbalanced pricing
    • Evaluation of a proposal (negotiated)
    • Exchanges
    • Protest jurisdiction and procedures
  • Construction Contract Administration
    • Key post-award activities
    • Quality control vs. quality assurance
    • Davis-Bacon contract administration
    • Records administration best practices
  • Changes and Modifications
    • Owner-ordered changes
    • Delays and schedule analysis
    • Types of contract acceleration
    • Liquidated damages
    • Type I and II site conditions
    • Differing site conditions
    • Proof of adjustment
    • Equitable pricing adjustment approach
    • Computing overhead
    • The Eichleay Formula
  • Claims, Disputes and Terminations
    • Statutory requirements for disputes/claims
    • Disputes procedure checklist
    • Claim process
    • Alternative means of disputes resolution
    • Types of contract termination
  • Payments and Closeout
    • Owner’s right to withhold payment
    • Subcontractor notice of nonpayment
    • Executing the payment process
    • Review schedule of prices
    • Contractor’s remedies for late payment
    • Overpayments to contractors
    • Punch list
    • Beneficial occupancy
    • Contract closeout overview
    • Contractor performance evaluations