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Trail Contracting - How to Make it a Good Experience

** Not Available **
Date & Time: May 11-12, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $205
Location: Conference Center, Room TBA

A two-part workshop (taught since 1975) covering contract preparation, administration, and inspection.

Day 1
Covers contract types and provisions, contract language, terms and conditions, procurement "boilerplate," scope statements, RFP's vs. RFQ's, bid schedules, the "engineer's estimate," writing good specifications, the role of drawings and sketches, and problems inherent in poorly prepared contracts.

Day 2
Covers in-field administration and inspection, lines of contract authority, pre-bid actions and problems, contract and inspection records, appeals, disputes and claims, stop work orders, accidents and "near misses," contract closure vs. termination, and problems arising from poor inspection or administration. Scenarios and class exercises are used to emphasize points. Participants receive a reference binder for each day, and are encouraged to share their personal experience where appropriate.

Specific Learning Objectives:
• Be fully aware of what constitutes a good contract and its administration for both parties
• Identify the risks and problems inherent in poorly prepared or administered contracts
• Appreciate the "cooperative partnership" aspect of a successful contract

Appropriate for:
Anyone preparing, administering, inspecting, or bidding on a trail maintenance or construction contract, or who anticipates doing so.

Instructor(s): Mike Shields, Michael D. Shields Consulting

For more information on the Professional Trailbuilders Association, visit www.trailbuilders.org





American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395

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