Tuesday, August 10, 2010

GC/CM Training

I provided training for City of Bellingham (WA) staff on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 on the use of the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) project delivery method as authorized by chapter 39.10 RCW.  

The City is hoping to use GC/CM for their Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project.

The following is a detailed outline of the training:

What is GC/CM?
  • Authority
  • Definition
  • Overview of Selection Process
  • Philosophy
  • Role of Project Review Committee (PRC)
  • Public Owners Approved by PRC
Why Should GC/CM Be Used?

When Should GC/CM Be Used?

How Do You Select a GC/CM?
  • Do it Early
  • Schedule Elements
  • 3 Step Process
  • Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • RFP Evaluation Criteria
  • Weighting of RFP Evaluation Criteria
  • Price Selection Formulas
  • Should a Bid Guaranty Be Required?
  • Pre-Proposal Meeting
  • Receiving and Reviewing Proposals
  • Evaluation Committee
  • Notification to Proposers After Review
  • Content of Evaluation Form
  • Interview Preparation
  • Sample Interview Evaluation Criteria
  • Interview Evaluation Process
  • Notification to Proposers After Interview
  • Request for Final Proposals (RFFP)
  • RFFP Internal Consistency
  • RFFP Summary Matrix of Cost Allocation
  • Opening GC/CM's Prices
  • Score Sheets
Preconstruction Services
  • Partnering
  • Pricing Options
  • Payment Issues
  • Contract Issues
  • Sales Tax
  • Insurance
  • Prevailing Wages
What is the "Total Contract Cost"?
  • Fixed Amount for Specified General Conditions
  • Percent Fee on the MACC
  • Maximum Allowable Construction Cost (MACC)
  • Percentage for Risk Contingency
  • Negotiated Support Services
  • How the MACC Works
  • Summary of Contingencies
What Are the Owner's Responsibilities?
  • Documents
  • Constructability
  • Budget
  • Staffing
  • Disputes
  • Responding to Claims
  • Reporting to CPARB
How Do You Contract for GC/CM Services?

How is Subcontract Bidding Handled?
  • Award of Subcontract Bids
  • Bonding
  • Claim of Error
  • Negotiation of Bid Prices
  • 4 Options for Subcontractor Selection
  • Self-Performed Work by GC/CM
  • Subcontractor Eligibility Criteria
  • Subcontractor Responsibility
  • Subcontractor's Bill of Rights
Managing Construction
  • Key Issues
  • Who is Responsible for Trade Damage
  • Insurance
  • Prevailing Wages
 5 Outstanding Issues
  • MACC Negotiation
  • Early Subcontract Bidding
  • Subcontractor Eligibility
  • Allocating and Managing Cost Categories
  • Subcontractors and Union Membership
If you are interested in discussing me providing this training for you, please contact me

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