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CC403: Construction Contracting Tools

Certificate Program: Construction Contracting

This online course will walk you step by step through the traditional design-bid-build process most governments have historically used. Students will be introduced to various tools and techniques that can help ensure a successful construction project. Checklists for the various types of insurance and bonds will be covered, along with how to best manage construction change orders and contract amendments. Students will review real public projects, including many that received media attention and audits, in determining “lessons learned” on these projects. 

What You CoverRegister now button

  • Traditional construction bidding process
  • Use of master contract templates and standard contract terms
  • Contract administration plans and other useful tools and techniques
  • Common types and levels of insurance and bonds
  • Case studies from recent public construction projects
  • Audit recommendations for improving contracting practices

How You Benefit

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of the design-bid-build process
  • Learn how checklists and tools can benefit your project
  • Learn how to apply appropriate risk management measures
  • Learn valuable lessons from mistakes made by other organizations

Cost: $449
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 speaks on contracting and procurement issues around the world and has published several articles and books on supply chain 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.

The Certificate in Construction Contracting is focused primarily on methods used in Oregon and Washington, but these are consistent with practices in other parts of the US. Experience in the public construction process is helpful for this program, but it is not required.

Questions  Questions about this program or course?  Contact Nicole Sisco.

Custom Training  Interested in bringing this program to your organization? Contact us.