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Construction Contracting

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Description

Contracting for construction comes with its own set of guidelines and approaches. Personnel responsible for construction contracting must understand the nuances of the construction acquisition and contracting phases to successfully obtain goods and services. You will gain the knowledge and skills to contract for Federal Government construction—from acquisition planning through closeout. You will learn how to conduct market research and administer the contract.

Note: This is a FAC-C and DAWIA Level III certification elective course.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the environment and rules for contracting for construction
  • Perform the critical preaward and postaward construction contracting functions
  • Administer clauses unique to construction contracting

Course Topics

Introduction

  • Changes
  • Conclusion

Construction Acquisition Planning

  • Acquisition Plans
  • Plan Components
  • Project Scope
  • Market Research
  • Contract Vehicles and Processes
  • Other Plan Considerations
  • Plan Dates
  • Exercise: Acquisition Plan

Construction Solicitation Phase

  • Reviewing Plans and Specifications
  • Solicitation Preparation
  • Construction Market Research
  • Construction Solicitation Issuance

Construction Evaluation and Award

  • Physical Requirements
  • Analytical Requirements
  • Other Considerations
  • Negotiated Requirements
  • Exercise: Determining Award — Part A
  • Exercise: Determining Award — Part B
  • Exercise: Evaluating Options

Construction Contract Administration, Compliance

  • Policy
  • Government Responsibilities
  • Contractor Responsibilities
  • Contractual Requirements for Quality Work
  • The Contractor Quality Control Plan
  • Quality Assurance
  • Labor Law Issues
  • Preconstruction Conference
  • Partnering
  • Exercise: Precon
  • Exercise: Quality Assurance Plan
  • Exercise: Reviewing the Payroll for Construction Wage Rate Requirements Compliance
  • Exercise: Partnering

Administration of Construction Contract Modifications

  • Analysis of Principal Clauses
  • Changes Clause (FAR 52.243-4)
  • Differing Site Conditions Clause (FAR 52.236-2)
  • Site Investigation and Conditions Affecting the Work Clause (FAR 52.236-3)
  • Variation in Estimated Quantity Clause (FAR 52.211-18)
  • Suspension of Work Clause (FAR 52.242-14)
  • Default (Fixed-Price Construction) Clause (FAR 52.249-10)
  • Inspection of Construction Clause (FAR 52.246-12)
  • Value Engineering — Construction Clause (FAR 52.248-3)
  • Constructive Changes
  • Construction Schedule, Time, and Delay Analysis
  • Construction Schedules
  • Delays
  • Schedule Analysis
  • Acceleration
  • Methods for Determining Quantum
  • Methods for Computing Overhead
  • Termination for Default
  • Claims
  • Exercise: Changes Clause
  • Exercise: Differing Site Conditions
  • Exercise: Site Investigations and Conditions Affecting the Work Clause
  • Exercise: Inspection of Construction Clause
  • Exercise: Delays: “Galley Job”
  • Exercise: Use of Eichleay
  • Exercise: Value Engineering
  • Exercise: Constructive Changes

Invoices, Payments, and Contract Closeout

  • Payments and Progress Meetings
  • Receipt of Invoice
  • Reviewing the Schedule of Prices
  • Retainage, Withholding, and Liquidated Damages
  • Notice of Nonpayment and Overpayment
  • Payment of Invoice
  • Punchlists, Occupancy, and Warranties
  • Contract Closeout
  • Exercise: Payment Invoice — Schedule of Prices Review
  • Exercise: Payment Invoice — First Payment Review
  • Exercise: Payment Invoice — Second Payment Review

Who should attend

This course is designed for contracting personnel involved in the construction process. Additionally, Contracting Officer’s Representatives involved in construction project oversight may find this course to be beneficial.

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