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: David A. Thomas, President
Our industry gets a really big return on its investment in CIFAC and here’s why. In 2015, CIFAC’s progress in creating job opportunities included 187 investigations with an approximate value of $1.6 billion. This brings our 13 year total to more than $9.1 billion in investigations of which we influenced nearly $3 billion to bid. If you are reading this annual report, you are probably one of the people who helped make last year a good year.
Written by: Shari Bacon - Southern Region Field Representative
(March 2016) A public project’s value is determined by all elements of the work involved, including site preparation, equipment, labor, and materials. “Should a public agency decide to split or separate into smaller work orders or projects, it would be considered unlawful,” as stated in the California Public Contract Code. The total estimate for the cost of the entire work determines how the public project shall bid.
Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act
Written by: Michelle Tucker - Central Region Field Representative
CIFAC Helps Two Public Agencies Understand the Listing Requirements in the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act -- adherence is not a choice
(February 2016) “By familiarizing yourself with the ‘Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act’ found in the Public Contract Code, you can save yourself valuable time and money,” said Michelle Tucker as she worked with public agencies in CIFAC’s Central Region. Tucker, who is CIFAC’s Central California Field Representative, has noticed an ongoing trend with agencies failing to require prime contractors to list their subcontractor license numbers with their bid package submittals. Two cases involved the City of Angels Camp Park Upgrades at Utica and Tryon Park Project and The County of Merced Tenant Improvements for Human Services Agency at Castle Commerce Center Project. Upon notification of the violations by CIFAC, Tucker was able to influence both agencies to reject bids, revise their contract specifications and rebid the projects.