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February 10, 2016

Bidding and Project Procurement

MBI contracted with Charles Vander Kooi to present two sessions on the first day of the conference that are focused on project management. Charles has made an impact on audiences across the globe by coupling his true-life experiences as a professional estimator and contractor with stand-up comedy and a little fire and brimstone. He has presented over 1,400 seminars has been involved in the construction industry for over 36 years, 15 as an upper-management employee, and 21 as a consultant and professional speaker. Here are the two sessions that will be offered at the Winter Conference:

Project procurement in the public sector for the state of Iowa is based on a design / bid / build process, in which the lowest responsible AND responsive bidder is awarded the contract.  Iowa’s competitive bidding laws for public projects have withstood a century of scrutiny and challenges and the Master Builders of Iowa has a long history of working with public owners and contractor-members in keeping the public procurement process free of political favoritism, corruption, cronyism and graft.  Establishing a strong competitive bidding law aids public owners and contractors in the award of contracts, but the biggest benefactor is the Iowa tax payer, who gets a project of high quality and value.

This portion of the website will focus on bidding and project procurement.  You can access the Iowa Code and those chapters that deal with competitive bidding for each respective public owner.  You will also find information on other laws the assist the public project procurement process. 

MBI is unmatched in its expertise on Iowa’s competitive bidding laws and MBI members and public owners are encouraged to draw upon the years of experience MBI has in the arena of project procurement.