Public Building Project Procurement and Oversight Basics

This 3-hour training provides a broad overview for public officials, public board and committee members, and private contractors interested in a brief introduction to MA public construction procurement, project oversight requirements and best practices.

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This 3-hour class is designed for nonexperts seeking basic information on the laws and best practices that apply to public building projects in Massachusetts. Attendees will learn about the requirements for procuring contracts with building designers, owner’s project managers, and contractors and receive a brief overview of other important construction-related topics such as the prevailing wage law, change orders, bonds, bid protests, and effective project oversight. Public officials, building committee members, private sector representatives, and other citizens can all benefit from this clear, nontechnical introduction

Are you looking for more information about public construction law and practices? Please view our other class offerings such as, Design and Construction Contracting or Construction Management at Risk.

Class date: No session.



  • Registration closes two weeks before the class start date.  
  • Blackboard® or other virtual platform login details will be emailed to registrants.


Date published: August 1, 2022
Last updated: March 1, 2023

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