CC402: Contracting for Design Services

Certificate Program: Construction Contracting

This course offers an introduction to the world of contracting for architectural and engineering (A/E) services. Since design is such a key part of a successful construction project, the importance of the A/E’s role will be stressed throughout the class. Selection methods will be discussed, such as evaluating qualifications rather than cost. Negotiation of the design contract will be addressed, as it will determine the breadth of services provided by the A/E throughout the entire contract life cycle. For complex projects there will likely be several design firms working together, so appropriate methods for collaboration will also be covered.

What You CoverRegister now button

  • The role of the A/E in the contracting process
  • Value-based selection methods, including Qualifications Based Selection (QBS)
  • The phases of the design process
  • Negotiating the design contract
  • The use of design partners and sub-consultants
  • Change order management and cost control

How You Benefit

  • Discover the key role that the A/E plays in the public contracting process
  • Understand the laws that apply to A/E selection and what approaches are allowable
  • Learn how to apply project management techniques to your A/E contract
  • Learn the nuances of negotiating the best deal possible for your design services

Cost: $499
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Darin Matthews
 Darin Matthews has nearly 25 years of contracting experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. Darin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Masters in Acquisition Management. He has served as business faculty for PSU and Florida Atlantic University, and has taught construction contracting for the Institute for Public Procurement for over 10 years.


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