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Construction Management for Public Acquisitions, Contracts and Grants

Date(s): June 4, 2014 - June 5, 2014
Time: Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 for check-in. This is a 2 day class. Class will start at 8 am and end at 5 pm on both days.
Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 16
Registration Fee: $390

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Target Audience:

This program is targeted towards buyers, contract administrators, project managers, program managers, and executive directors

Course Description:

Successful management of a construction project for a public entity includes procedures, objectives, and administration that are not used for private sector accountability purposes.  The acquisition phase of a construction project can span a timeframe from multiple months to years due to the open and competitive nature of the acquisition.  For public sector entities, competitive tenders are part of the procurement method.  The competitive tenders allow vendors to compete for the needed services and/or supplies with the expectation the result will be better value for money spent by the purchasing entity.  Construction management for public entities also involves project status reports/updates presented to entities such as city councils, school district, boards, etc., to maintain project transparency and accountability for the administrators of the entity.

In many situations, public entities have multiple funding sources for a construction project that will require specific support documentation, as well as reporting requirements; therefore, it is critical that the construction manager understands both the differences and the unique requirements for each funding source.  This information includes knowing the dates for and verifying receipt of monies, knowing and documenting the contracted deliverables at project conclusion, knowing the steps needed for an audit and the closure of the project.

This course will examine:

  • Competitive tenders as part of the procurement method for services and/or supplies used for a construction management project,
  • Funding options available to public entities and how to identify source requirements for project accountability, and
  • Report requirements for funding options.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the construction management environment,
  • Maintain scheduling and planning priorities,
  • Identify key elements in project control,
  • Recognize the key elements in construction safety and communication, and
  • Apply best practices in construction management.