Construction Industry Force Account Council
The Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) is a non-profit coalition of concerned construction industry associations, contractors and labor unions that works to ensure State and local governments' compliance with the Public Contract Code (PCC).
Written by: Michelle Tucker - Central Region Field Representative
(November 2015) We are called by many names; compliance investigators, bid cops and watchdogs, to name a few. However you choose to refer to us, we are fighting to create job opportunities for the construction industry through fair and equitable bidding. Michelle Tucker, CIFAC’s Central Region Representative, proved this by influencing the Sonora High School Board of Trustees to re-bid 14 bid packages after finding numerous violations committed throughout the bid process.
Written by: Shari Bacon - Southern Region Field Representative
(September 2015) Job Order Contracts (JOC) can be awarded by counties, and currently the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), to facilitate repair and maintenance in annual contracts up to $3,000,000 as stated in PCC §20128.5 (adjusted annually to reflect California Consumer Price Index). The JOC delivery method can’t be used by cities and school districts. AB 1431 is seeking to allow JOCs for school districts other than LAUSD. CIFAC’s stance is that Job Order Contracts cannot be used for new construction.