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Construction Procurement Webinar Series

The Rise of the Procurist

If you only attend one construction procurement series this year, this is the one to choose. This training will elevate your purchasing competence and confidence. Whether you are new to construction procurement or it has been a while since your last project, you will get the foundation you need to succeed. Ask around, if you are a beginner and come to this training, you will leave with the tools needed to confidently hire the Architects, Contractors, and Construction Managers you need to build your project. If you are an experienced purchasing pro, you will reinforce your knowledge, spackle the holes in your knowledge, and learn new strategies to negotiate value and security into you contracts.

In the past, we have done this as an all-day session. This time around we will present the training in four parts. If you cannot make it on each of the dates, do not worry! You will be able to watch the recorded sessions at your convenience.

Each session will be held from 10 am – 12 pm on the following dates:

The Foundation (March 19, 2021) 
In this session we will cover pre-bond planning, political advertising, architect requirements and engineer requirements, how to navigate the legal framework for construction procurement under the Texas Education Code, the Occupations Code and the Texas Government Code, the “emergency exception,” delegation of authority by the board of trustees, how to pick a delivery method for your project, the fundamental features of each delivery method, contractor selection strategies, and hiring the architect.

The Nitty Gritty Details (March 26, 2021) 
In this session we will cover selection criteria to use in hiring a contractor, useful strategies to adopt and pitfalls to avoid in choosing selection criteria, hiring the architect part II, the things that are frequently forgotten, including the prevailing wage rate, design certification requirements, educational programming and educational specifications requirements, building codes and code consultant requirements, payment and performance bonds, advertising, and your contract documents.

Ready for Take Off-Part 1 (April 9, 2021) 
In this session we put the Foundation together with the Nitty Gritty Details and take you step by step through the legal requirements for procuring a Design Build Firm, the use and limitations of the Competitive Bid, and hiring a General Contractor or multiple contractors using the Competitive Sealed Proposal method of delivery. We will compare and contrast Competitive Bidding and Competitive Sealed Proposals and begin a comparison of General Contracting and Construction Management at Risk. For each method we will discuss the unique problems that arise with each method and techniques that will give you the best chance to avoid those problems to keep your project on track.

Ready for Take Off-Part 2 (April 16, 2021)
In this session we put the Foundation together with the Nitty Gritty Details and take you step by step through the legal requirements for procuring a Construction Manager at Risk and a Construction Manager - Agent. Here we will compare and contrast these two types of Construction Managers and engage in an in-depth discussion of the similarities and significant differences between the two. We will also highlight the substantial differences between general contractors and construction managers at risk. In addition, we will discuss job-order contracting and its unique characteristics. For each method of delivery, we will discuss the unique problems that can arise with each method and you will learn techniques that will give you the best chance of keeping your project on the road to success.

All sessions will be recorded. All attendees will receive links to the recordings after each session. 

Who Should Attend?
If you play any role in the purchase of construction services, this training is for you. Superintendents, CFOs, Assistant Superintendents, District Construction Professionals, Board Members, Purchasing and Procurement Managers, Coordinators, Agents, Specialists, Directors, Contract Coordinators, Business Managers, Bond Professionals, Controllers, Auditors, Buyers, Finance Directors, Facilities Directors, Business Services and Operations Directors, Accounting Directors, and Accountants have given top ratings to this training.

This training will be conducted by David P. Hansen, shareholder and editor of School Construction Basics Digital Manual and E-Book.

A word about the title. . . .

The Story

Meet Ted Brown. After 11 years of trying, Ted’s new employer, the Rascal Independent School District, just passed its 375-million-dollar bond. Ted has a little experience and training in construction procurement, but now he takes on full responsibility for procuring 375 million dollars in projects. Impossible odds transform Ted into "The Procurist."

Meet Ted's boss, Mr. Speed Damone, who has a fondness for speed, thrift, and bids. The bond has everything in it from high schools to concession stands and it’s up to The Procurist and his team of experts [YOU] to keep him out of hot water with Speed and to uphold the law.

Registration Fee: $300.00
per person
Date Time Location  
03/19/2021 10:00 am-12:00 pm Construction Procurement 4-Part Webinar Series
Virtual Seminar
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Payment Info

We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) checks, and purchase orders. Checks should be made out to Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C. and mailed to 4201 W. Parmer Lane, Suite A-100, Austin, TX 78727.

Continuing Education Credit

Eichelbaum Wardell is a certified provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements through the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The firm is also a registered provider of Continuing Education credits for School Board Members through the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and business officers through the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).

Cancellation Policy

Although we cannot accept cancellations, substitutions may be made at any time. If you have any questions, contact us by email or by phone at 972.377.7900. If you can arrange for a group of 25 or more to get together from your district or from a group of several districts, we will come to you. Please call for more information.