Plan to Attend the Annual Construction Industry Reception

The Annual Construction Industry Reception is right around the corner!  This year's event will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at the Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.  The popular event is held every year in conjunction with the MBI Annual Winter Conference.  Attendees enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers while getting the opportunity to visit with conference vendors and others from the industry.  This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, as well as meet new.

There is no fee to attend the reception.  If you would like to register in advance, or see the complete conference schedule, please use the links below:

MBI Annual Winter Conference Brochure & Registration

Winter Conference Registration Page (fillable PDF file)

Bidding and Project Procurement

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.

Kelly Baier

Bradley & Riley PC.
Cedar Rapids, IA

Chad Kleppe

(515) 657-4382

Brian Rickert

Brown Winick Law Firm
Des Moines, IA

John Templer

Whitfield & Eddy, PLC
West Des Moines, IA

Scott Norvell

(515) 657-4381