Best Practices in Developing Public Construction Bid Documents VIRTUAL CLASS

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8:00 AM
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5:00 PM
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana
501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Room 126
Portland, OR 97214-3586 
Mr. Mike Purdy
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Hosted By:
Columbia Chapter of NIGP 

  1. This practical and interactive course examines the best practices for developing the structure and content of public construction bid documents, using the traditional low bid, or Design-Bid-Build method of obtaining construction services. What provisions and requirements help make bid documents effective, clear, protest-resistant, and promote effective contract administration during the project? In addition to covering basic principles for development of bid documents, the course unpacks detailed provisions in key components of bid documents including the advertisement, instructions to bidders, the bid form, public works contract, general conditions, specifications, bonds and other forms, and addenda.

    Course Description

Online Registration Closed – Please contact for possible openings if you are interested in attending this class. For future event, please check later for pricing.

  • 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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  • NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

    Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.

    Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information.

  • Local Information

    If you would like more information on the event, please contact the local Seminar Coordinator, Kathryn Braeme-Burr via email at

    Hotel Suggestions/Phone Numbers:
    Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center
    431 NE Multnomah St,
    Portland OR 97232
    Ph: 503-233-7933