Alameda County SBDCOakland, CA

Public Works Contractor Workshop - Alameda County

Public Works Contractor Workshop - Alameda County

Friday, December 14, 2018 11:00am to 4:00pm



11:00 - 12:00 Good Faith Effort
Who Should Attend: Public Works prime contractors

Innovative tips from an experienced primecontractor
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

12:00 - 1:00 Networking & Lunch
Who Should Attend: Both prime & subcontractors

Opportunity for primes to meet potential DBE subcontractors & for subs to meet potential primes.

1:00 - 4:00 Introduction to Public Works Estimating
Who Should Attend: Public Works subcontractors

Finding projects to bid & contacting prime bidders
Preparing your Scope Letter
Understanding the Unit Price bidding method usedby all public agencies
Learning the industry practice of bidding on publicworks
Setting up your Excel spreadsheet
Bid Day logistics - How and when to submit yourbid


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.

Norcal PTAC
Bay Area Builders Exchange
3055 Alvarado St
San Leandro, CA 94577

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