When Bad Things Happen to Bids: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Public Construction Project 071719 Oak Brook, IL

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1200 Oak Brook Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523-2203 
Mr. Mike Purdy
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Midwest Association of Public Procurement Chapter of NIGP 

  1. Despite the best efforts of public agencies, things often go awry during the bidding process, leading to disputes, delays, and litigation. Sometimes, these bumps along the road of bidding and award may be caused by honest mistakes or at times malicious methods of a bidder. At other times, the issues arise because the public agency isn’t well informed and hasn’t developed clear and protest-resistant bidding documents. With knowledge, careful strategies, well-crafted language in bidding documents, and an understanding of how contractors approach the bidding process, public agencies can reduce their risks and help ensure a successful rather than contentious and costly construction project. This practical and interactive course reviews common bidding issues, outlines best practices, and provides tools and strategies for public agencies to manage appropriately when bad things happen to bids.

    Course Description

  • Course Fees / Pre-Registration Required

    Standard pricing:

    Institute Members - $310 **
    Non-Members - $410  **

    ** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

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