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Understanding Alabama Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations

Discover how to navigate the minefields of procurement code and public contracting in Alabama with ease.

This topic will focus on the major features of the Alabama Public Works Law-Title 39 (procurement of construction contracts) and the Alabama Competitive Bid Law-Title 41 (procurement of goods and services by state and local authorities), including, but not limited to, describing the circumstances when bidding is required, describing how to comply with the applicable bidding requirements, and the consequences of the failure to follow the correct procedures. This material will be of particular interest to employees of state, local and other public bodies who participate in the procurement of public contracts, contractors/vendors who compete for these contracts, and attorneys who represent clients in this area.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Competitive Bidding for Public Works (Title 39)

  • Key Public Works Definitions
  • Advertising Requirements
  • Statutory Exemptions From Bidding
  • Prequalification of Bidders
  • Award and Execution of the Contract
  • Penalties/Consequences for Noncompliance With Bid Law
  • Remedies for Illegally Let Contracts
  • Alternative Project Delivery Methods

Competitive Bidding for Goods/Services (Title 41)

  • Contracts That Must Be Competitively Bid
  • Advertising and Other Bid Procedures
  • Department of Finance/Purchasing Division Policies and Regulations
  • Assembling Bid Specifications (Narrow or Sole Source Specs)
  • Evaluating and Selecting Bids
  • Statutory Exemptions From Bidding
  • Consequences of Noncompliance (Penalties and Remedies)
  • Competitive Procurement of Professional Service Contracts
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This course was last revised on April 19, 2017.

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Richard H. Allen, Esq.

Richard H. Allen, Esq.

Capell & Howard, P.C.

  • Attorney and shareholder at Capell & Howard, P.C. Attorneys At Law
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of public procurement law, construction law, administrative law, commercial and business litigation, and appeals
  • Author and lecturer on critical contract clauses, Alabama’s Lien Law, construction contracting with public entities and dispute resolution
  • Instructor on Recent Developments in Real Property and Probate Law; Alabama Construction Contracting for Public Entities; and Construction Law in Alabama: How to Get Paid
  • Listed in Super Lawyers for work in construction litigation, awarded an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and inducted into the Order of the Coif
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law; B.A. degree, The University of Alabama
  • Member of the Alabama State Bar Construction Law Section, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Industry, Alabama Associated Builders and Contractors, Alabama Associated General Contractors, Alabama Law Institute, and Montgomery Area Food Bank Board of Directors
  • Can be contacted directly at (334) 241-8019 or [email protected]
J. Lister Hubbard, Esq.

J. Lister Hubbard, Esq.

Capell & Howard, P.C.

  • Attorney and shareholder at Capell & Howard, P.C. Attorneys at Law
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of public procurement law, construction law, administrative law, commercial/business litigation and governmental affairs
  • Author and lecturer of Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Alabama (2011, 2012, 2014); Alabama Construction Contracting for Public Entities (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009); Alabama Construction Law (2002 & 2003); Alabama’s New Public Works Laws (1997); “A Current Overview of Alabama’s Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien Law” (1988)
  • Serves as general counsel to the Alabama Chapter of Associated General Contractors and the Alabama Chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies, and has attained regional prominence for Alabama public procurement law counseling, lecturing and representation
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for construction law and construction litigation; listed in Super Lawyers for construction litigation; and awarded the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • J.D. degree, The University of Alabama School of Law, as a Hugo L. Black Scholar; A.B.J. degree, magna cum laude, The University of Georgia
  • President of the Alabama State Bar Construction Law Section; Alabama’s voting representative and former board member for SCG Legal, a global law firm network; Member of the ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry and Section on Public Contract Law; associate member of professional associations AIA, AGC and ACEC
  • Can be contacted directly at (334) 241-8035 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 400163
Published 2017
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