Design and Construction Contracting (3-day Class)

This class is tailored to public employees involved in the design and construction of public buildings and public works.

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This 3-day class will cover practical applications and effective strategies for procuring and administering design and construction contracts. This class concludes with an exam. 

Class dates: No session.

20 OIG Academy credits
AIA credits offered


  • Registration closes two weeks before the class start date.
  • 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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Date published: August 1, 2022
Last updated: July 1, 2024

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