Public Works Contractor Workshop

Public Works Contractor Workshop

Friday, October 19, 2018 11:00am to 4:00pm
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DBE Good Faith Effort: 11:00 am - Noon
Who Should Attend: Public Works prime contractors

  • Innovative tips from an experienced prime contractor

  • What constitutes a responsive bid

  • Definition of the Good Faith Effort

  • Documenting the Good Faith Effort

  • Explanation of the “do’s and don’ts” during outreach

  • How the State evaluates DBE compliance effort

Noon - 1:00 pm
Who Should Attend: Public Works prime & subcontractors

Opportunity for primes to meet potential DBE subcontractors and for subs to meet potential primes
Café on site with lunch for purchase

Bidding & Estimating 101
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Who Should Attend? Public Works subcontractors

  • Finding projects to bid & contacting prime bidders Preparing your Scope Letter Understanding the Unit Price bidding method used by all public agencies

  • Learning the industry practice of bidding on public works

  • Setting up your Excel spreadsheet Bid Day logistics - How and when to submit your bid

Featured Speaker: Edward R. Duarte, Lead Business Consultant, 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 a principal instructor for the Construction Management Certificate Program at Cal State East Bay.

Caltrans West Venture Building
1031 Butte Street, Lassen Training Room,
Redding, CA 96001

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