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All-day onsite program
  • February 14, 2019
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations

Baton Rouge, LA — February 14, 2019

Discover how to navigate the pitfalls of procurement code and public contracting with ease.

Do you want to know how to minimize the looming pitfalls inherent in public contracting? Now you can – attend this seminar and enhance your knowledge of the complex and always changing system of laws and regulations involved in public contracting and procurement. You will find out not only how to effectively coordinate the public procurement process for construction services, but also how to make strategic decisions concerning bid protests and contractual disputes.

Our experts will show you how public works projects are awarded and what you should do if you encounter a problem along the way. Presented from both legal and practical perspectives, this seminar will give you the tools you need to face the changing landscape in this often daunting field.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe Louisiana’s Public Bidding Law.
  • You will be able to discuss Public Contracts - Public Bidding
  • You will be able to identify real errors.
  • You will be able to review ethics.
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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Courtyard Marriott
10307 North Mall Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 293-7200

Agenda

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Overview
— Joseph V. Caldarera
  • Premise of Louisiana's Public Bid Law
  • Knowledge of the Law
  • Recognizing Potential Violations - Remedies
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Today's Louisiana Public Bid Law
— Jeffrey K. Prattini
  • Bidding in Today's Climate in Light of Recent Case Law
  • Following Federal Procurement Regulations
  • Use of Writ of Mandamus in a Public Bid Dispute
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Overview: Public Contracts - Public Bidding
— Joseph V. Caldarera
  • Contract Limit
  • Documents Required of Low Bidder
  • Written Evidence of Authority
  • Delivery of Bids
  • General Interpretation of Bids
  • Project Budget Requirements
  • Rejection of Bids
  • Bid Forms
  • Sample Project Review
  • Acceptance of Bids
  • Contract Parties/Relationships
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Evaluating Bids From a Public Owner's Perspective
— Jeremy D. Dwyer
  • Public Bids
  • Professional Service Contracts
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Break
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Ethics
— Jeremy D. Dwyer and Jeffrey K. Prattini
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Real Errors
— Joseph V. Caldarera
  • Example Projects - Abuses of the System
    • Base Bid and Alternates
    • Change Orders
    • Unit Price vs. Cost Plus
Bids
  • Preparation
  • Duties of the Bidder
    • Bid Time vs. Contract Time
    • Liquidated Damages
  • Issuance of Addenda
  • Clerical or Mathematical Errors
  • CMAR
  • Payments Under Contract
Summary
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Mock Bid
— Joseph V. Caldarera, Jeremy D. Dwyer and Jeffrey K. Prattini
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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Courtyard Marriott
10307 North Mall Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 293-7200

Credits

Seminar Registration

Lorman Business Center, Inc. is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES). This 6.0 hour program offers 6.0 Learning Unit hours, which will be reported directly to the AIA/CES for AIA members.

This course has been approved by the American Planning Association for 6.0 hours of CM credit for AICP members. Additionally, this course has been approved for 1.5 hours of Law Credit.

This program has been approved by the Louisiana State Bar MCLE Committee for 6.0 CLE hours, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit.

The Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS) no longer approves providers or courses. Lorman Business Center, Inc. feels that this course is worth 7.0 PDH(s). According to LAPELS' rules, It will be the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a Course/Activity offered by an unapproved sponsor/provider is an Acceptable Activity.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, purchasing professionals, construction and project managers, administrators, city officials, engineers, architects, owners, contract managers, planners and government contractors.

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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Courtyard Marriott
10307 North Mall Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 293-7200

Faculty

Joseph V. Caldarera

Joseph V. Caldarera

J. Caldarera & Company, Inc.

  • CEO and president of J. Caldarera & Company, Inc., a Professional General Contractor/Design Build & Construction Management Firm specializing in Complex Construction Projects, Surety Completion Work, Historic Restoration & Forensic Investigative Construction/Demolition Work - 38 years as CEO/President
  • Licensed in Louisiana & Mississippi; licensed in building construction, highway, street and bridge construction, heavy construction, municipal and public works construction, electrical, plumbing and construction management; accepted in Tennessee
  • Provides consultation and litigation support in construction management, estimation, scheduling, project management; including forensic evaluations and schedule analyses related to construction projects and delay claims; estimation of damages/construction defects; certified thermographer; moisture intrusion expert; licensed insurance adjuster, insurance appraiser
  • Qualified as expert in construction means, methods, techniques, procedures and sequencing; building envelope and roofing/water intrusion; concrete, sitework and general building construction, insurance adjustment
  • Certified by the AACE International as Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP); Certified Estimator
  • Speaker at ABA National Surety/Fidelity Conference; speaker at AISCPA National Conference; claims documentation and prosecution, and application/ interpretation of AIA A201 General Conditions; moderator at Louisiana Public Bid Law, Scheduling, and Construction Documentation Tools seminars
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Jeremy D. Dwyer

Jefferson Parish

  • Parish attorney for Jefferson Parish
  • Licensed to practice law in both Florida and Louisiana
  • Former president of the Southeastern Louisiana Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing
  • Speaker at the Louisiana NIGP annual conference and at the 2010 GOHSEP Annual Emergency Management Law Seminar
  • J.D. degree, Tulane Law School
Jeffrey K. Prattini

Jeffrey K. Prattini

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Partner with the New Orleans law firm of Shields | Mott LLP
  • Practices in public bid law disputes, construction and surety litigation, contract analysis and review, contract litigation and products liability
  • Represents clients in federal district courts, state district courts, Louisiana appellate courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, mediations and arbitrations
  • J.D. degree, Loyola University School of Law, served as the article/index editor of the Loyola Law Review; bachelor’s degree in mass communication, Louisiana State University
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or [email protected]
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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Courtyard Marriott
10307 North Mall Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 293-7200

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Product ID: 405053
Published 2019
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