Managing Financial Aspects of Construction
Projects for Tribal Organizations

Construction project management is a complicated job. One of the most challenging tasks is managing the project’s finances. Organizations entering into construction contracts face many common problems: How often do construction contractors fail to deliver what is in their bid packages? What happens if a contractor files a claim, alleges constructive changes or raises a host of other issues to extract more money from the deal?

This comprehensive program will take you from the initial concept of a project to the day you make final payment to the contractor. Each step is designed to help you bring your construction project in on budget and according to specifications. Prepare to meet your responsibilities, improve accountability and exceed your tribe’s expectations — register today!

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Project Conception and Funding
  • Scope of project
  • Budget
  • Project location
  • Major hurdles
  • Funding sources
  • Choosing an architectural and engineering firm
  • Types of competition
  • Brooks Act procedures
  • Guidelines in 24 CFR
  • Negotiations
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Design-build
Bid Package
  • Who develops the package?
  • Federal requirements
  • Contents
  • Special requirements
  • Restricted
  • Unrestricted
  • Indian Preference and P.L. 93-638 7b
  • Can an A/E firm bid?
  • Public bid opening
  • Evaluation bids
  • Unbalanced bids
  • Detecting collusion
  • Debarred parties
  • Responsive determination
  • Responsibility determination
  • Types
  • Surety
  • Fraudulent bonds
Types of Contracts
  • Fixed-price
  • Firm
  • Incentive
  • Economic adjustment clause
Inspection and Acceptance
  • Contract clauses
  • Relationship to payments
  • Documenting unsatisfactory work
  • Contracting out the inspection function
  • Detecting product substitutions
  • Testing methods
Construction Process
  • Change orders or procedures
  • Payment process
  • Withholding payment
  • Completion
  • Close-out documents
  • Project progress inspections
  • Monitoring
  • Post-construction activity
  • Termination for convenience
  • Termination for default
  • Stop-work orders
  • Suspension
  • Notification to bonding company
  • Avoiding constructive changes
  • Cardinal changes
  • Pricing change orders
  • Directed change
  • Contract clauses
  • Differing site conditions
  • Notice to contractor
  • Tribal court jurisdiction
  • Time frames
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Acquiring federal funds
  • Appropriate use of federal funds
  • Reporting obligations

*Topics subject to change.

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