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Current Issues On Bidding, Contracting and Claims on California Public Works Contracts

This topic is designed to provide persons working in public works construction with a review of new developments in procurement, a review and refresher on common bid protest issues, and a discussion of new developments and major claim and risk issues that arise on many public projects. We will review changes in recent years that have expanded the range of potential project delivery methods, including the new design-build statute, CM-at-risk, and recent developments regarding lease-leaseback arrangements, and discuss the pros and cons of each approach, and the practical issues that will come up. We will review some of the major issues that generate bid protests and discuss strategies for review and response. Finally, we will review several common issues that arise during and after construction, including insurance coverage for defective work, strategies for handling project retention, and handling claims. This topic will help you get up to speed on changes in the law.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify risk management claims.
  • Recognize enforceability of contract claims procedures under the current law.
  • Explain bid protest issues.
  • Review public agency procurements, new developments and options.