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Purchasing & Construction Virtual Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Registration for our 2024 Purchasing & Construction Virtual Conference is live! Check out our presentation schedule below with descriptions of each topic. To register, click the link below – we hope to “see” you there.

To view our conference program, click here.

Topics and Descriptions:

Maintaining Control and Best Practices for Bidding Procurement

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Many public bodies want to take steps to impact participation in their contracting. Whether it increases participation by historically disadvantaged groups, or the desire to keep tax dollars local, public bidding and procurement laws still apply. This presentation will help public bodies navigate the bidding and procurement laws while still trying to accomplish their goals.

Contractor Defaults: Practical Considerations for Owners to Reduce the Likelihood of a Contractor Default and Strategies to Implement if a Default Occurs

  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

A contractor default, or breach of contract, is one of the worst occurrences on a project and will result in major headaches for a project owner. This presentation will preview practical and legal considerations to protect owners from contractor default as well as strategies in the event of contractor default. The presenters will address owner pre-construction considerations such as bidding and selecting your contractor, performance and payment bonds, and effective contract clauses. Finally, the presentation will address ways to minimize a default during the project, and steps that an owner can take if a default occurs in order to complete the project on time without additional costs.

Your Board May Want to Borrow Money – Now What?

  • 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Governmental entities issue debt to pay for capital projects, to pay for operating needs that cannot be met through current annual revenues, or to address debt service levels. There are many options available to address these needs. Through this session, attendees will be introduced to concepts necessary to assemble a finance team, actively and adequately participate in the debt issuance process, and manage post-insurance compliance requirements – all of which are important to fulfilling their role as stewards of public funds.

Top 10 Considerations for Real Estate: Strategies to Protect Your Property Rights and Ensure a Smooth Transaction

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m.

Every real estate transaction can present nuanced and often unexpected legal issues, even for experienced parties. This presentation will address common real estate issues that public bodies face when engaging in real estate transaction as well as proactive considerations and practical solutions for every stage of the transaction.

Interactive Problem Solving for Purchasing and Construction

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This session is dedicated to a question-and-answer (Q&A), where attendees have the opportunity to ask questions related to the topics discussed, seek clarification on specific points, or explore deeper insights into the subject matter.