Friday, April 24, 2020

Construction Bid Issues: Virtual Training on April 30th

NIGP is sponsoring an all day class I've developed and will be teaching this coming Thursday, April 30, 2020 entitled "When Bad Things Happen to Bids: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Public Construction Project."

The course was originally scheduled to be an in-person class in Florida, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been switched to a virtual Zoom training, thus making it available to people across the country.

The class will run from 8:00am to 5:00pm Eastern time. So, if you're on the west coast (like I am), it will be an early start to the day!

Click here to go to NIGP's webpage about the class and how to register for it. The registration fee is $410.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Projects

As our nation and the world grapple with managing the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are witnessing an unprecedented upheaval of the foundations of society. How should public agencies and contractors be responding and how does it impact construction projects? 

Resources: I want to share a couple of articles posted online by Seattle law firms that have good discussions on the concept of force majeure (also known as acts of God), other legal concepts, and how this impacts contractual relationships. I hope these articles help provide a framework as you address the impacts of COVID-19. 

Read Your Contract: Be sure to check the specific language of your contract and consult with your attorneys. 

Links: Here are the links:
Social Distancing Resource: Need a good book to read as you're practicing social distancing? A friend of mine recently bought 15 copies of my book, and had me sign each one for her to give as gifts to family, friends, colleagues, and mentors. It's an easy, shocking, and fun read. You can buy it online at 
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