Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Training Schedule This Week

Wednesday, May 4:  On Wednesday, I taught 45 professionals from various public agencies on public works contracting issues in Spokane, Washington.  The topics I addressed included the following:
  • Bidding and Contract Documents
  • Receipt and Opening of Bids
  • Bid Responsiveness and Bidder Responsibility
  • Insurance, Bonds, and Retainage
  • Change Orders
  • Public Works Contract Close-out
The class was co-sponsored by WSDOT and the Municipal Research and Services Center.  I will be teaching the same class on May 26, 2011 in Shoreline, Washington, on September 21, 2011 in Ellensburg, Washington, and again on November 16, 2011 in Olympia, Washington.

For more information about the class and to register, visit WSDOT's website by clicking here.  Click on the link for "Purchasing, Bidding, and Contract Management for Local Agencies."

Thursday, May 5:  On Thursday, I gave two training speeches at the annual conference of the Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO), in Spokane, Washington.   My two topics were:
  • We're Being Audited! - Tips for Managing and Surviving Audits
  • What is the Davis-Bacon Act? - Complying with Federal Prevailing Wage Requirements
Each of these sessions was 50 minutes long.  There were about 40 people in the Audit class and 30 in the Prevailing Wage class.  The attendees asked great questions.
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