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).
On January 1, 2013 the law changes on the dollar amounts certain counties will be allowed to do by road commissioner on road construction and reconstruction.
We will have a list of those counties, their dollar limitations and the “new” rules. If you have questions now regarding the implementation of AB720, please contact your local area’s field representative or the main office (1-800-755-3354) for more information. For the names and locations of field representatives, please check the Field Representatives Territory Map under the “Tools” heading.
Would You Give Your City a Blank Check on Construction Projects? Apparently Charter City Advocates Would
By CIFAC Executive Director Cathryn Hilliard
City Councils and special interest groups that want to change their cities from a General Law City to a Charter City, for the purpose of giving the jobs to whomever they want, is like giving the Council a signed blank check. It can cause problems beyond the prevailing wage issue. A growing number of cities are attempting to put measures on local ballots to change their status to Charter Cities to avoid not only the payment of prevailing wages, but to avoid competitive bidding. While the non-payment of prevailing wages issues are significant and need to be fought by many of CIFAC’s partners, CIFAC is focusing its efforts on an often overlooked part of the proposed changes --- getting projects out to bid. CIFAC points out that if the work does not go out to competitive bid, there will be no work available on which to pay any wages.