Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Public Works Contracting Series | Managing Your First Project

Public Works Contracting Series | Managing Your First Project

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:00am to 11:30pm


Align your business for public works contracting success with expert advice in this three-part series.

Sessions in this series:

  • Session No. 1 | Contractor’s Insurance Programs | April 20
  • Session No. 2 | Tips on Risk Mitigation | April 22
  • Session No. 3 | Managing Your First Project | April 27

Attend one session or all at your discretion.


This three-part web series guided by Edward Duarte, Construction/ Public Works Specialist for Norcal PTAC is designed for contractors new to public works and those interested in deepening their understanding of this unique marketplace. Topics covered will help prepare attendees to be more successful in their public works projects and avoid pitfalls.


#3 Managing Your First Project

Tuesday, April 27, 10:00am to 11:30am (90 mins)

So, you won your first contract - now what? This webinar will address the multitude of issues, policies, and steps a contractor will need to manage when they build a public works construction project.

Webinar topics include:

  • Prime or subcontract awards
  • The subcontractor’s role and legal position
  • Bonds & insurance
  • Submittals
  • Safety programs
  • Jobsite meetings
  • Inspections
  • Pay applications
  • Change orders
  • Closeout procedures



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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Align your business for public works contracting success with expert advice in this three-part series.

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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.