Design and Construction Contracting Class (Blended Webinar)

Dec 18, 2023 - Jan 29, 2024 and March 28, 2024 (1-day DCL class)

Contact for Design and Construction Contracting Class (Blended Webinar)

Office of the Inspector General - OIG Academy

Overview of Design and Construction Contracting Class (Blended Webinar)

Fees: $695

This blended class is tailored to public employees involved in the design and construction of public buildings and public works. The class will cover practical applications and effective strategies for procuring and administering design and construction contracts.

What is a blended class? This virtual class consists of a five-week self-paced portion with an exam and a one-day live webinar. Having both a self-paced (or asynchronous) and a live portion makes this a blended class. You must complete both the five-week self-paced portion and the one-day webinar to obtain credit.

The Design and Construction Contracting blended class incorporates knowledge checks, lesson quizzes and ends with a multiple-choice exam.

Class dates:

Class time:
Part 1: Self-paced five-week class 
Part 2: 1-day class Design and Construction Law Considerations


20 MCPPO credits.
AIA credits offered.

  • Registration closes one week before the self-paced portion of class starts.
  • You will automatically be registered for both parts of the blended class.
  • Blackboard® or other virtual platform login details will be emailed to registrants.


  • Procuring construction contracts under M.G.L. c. 149 and M.G.L. c. 30, § 39M
  • The roles of the owner, designer, contractor and construction manager
  • The major stages of a public construction project
  • Qualifications-based selection of designers
  • Feasibility studies and project planning
  • Baselines for performance in a design contract
  • The contractor and sub-contractor certification process
  • Filed sub-bidding
  • Prequalification procedures
  • Alternative construction methods under M.G.L. c. 149A
  • The objectives and importance of contract administration
  • Contract terms that help protect your jurisdiction
  • Keys to effective communication on construction projects
  • Strategies for avoiding disputes with contractors
  • Evaluating designers and contractors
  • Special issues in construction
  • Prevailing wage law enforcement
  • Workforce diversity requirements in Massachusetts public construction
  • DCAMM Affirmative Marketing Program

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