Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Construction Contracting - How to Write a Scope Letter

Construction Contracting - How to Write a Scope Letter

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am

Preparing a scope letter can be a difficult requirement for subcontractors in the public works construction field.

Since a prime contractor’s public works construction bid proposal is clearly defined by the Owner’s Bid Proposal Form, it is quite often the subcontractors who have problems with their bid proposals to the prime.

This workshop is designed to help you navigate this process by covering the basics of preparing and submitting a bid proposal as a subcontractor to a prime contractor.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Finding the Right Project
  • Scope Letter Format
  • Best Practices
  • Worst Practices
  • Submittal Protocol
  • Follow-up


Edward Duarte

Construction/ Public Works Specialist for Norcal PTAC.

Edward Duarte is the founder and retired CEO of Aztec Consultants; a San Ramon-based professional construction management company and general contracting firm. Founded in 1986, Aztec specializes in public works, commercial, and institutional construction projects. Under his leadership, the company provided construction management services on over $250 million of public works contracts and built over $200 million as the general contractor of record, subcontracting with numerous DBEs and other minority-owned businesses. Duarte is also the co-founder, Program Director, and principal instructor for the Construction Management Certificate Program at Cal State East Bay.



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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.