Contracting for Construction and Design Services

This course is sponsored by Carolinas Association of General Contractors.

This course will be held in an online format using Zoom.  

Live Zoom sessions are tentatively scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. during each day of the course.  Live sessions will not be held outside of these times.

This course is designed for those involved in public construction contracting at the local government level or in the procurement of the services of engineers and architects.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • bidding procedures;
  • construction methods, including alternative delivery (e.g., design-build);
  • minority business solicitation and reporting requirements;
  • legal aspects of construction contracting;
  • contract administration; and
  • selection of design and engineering services.

A panel will address recommended practices in local government construction projects in North Carolina, including Joint AIA/AGC Committee recommendations, as well as hot topics in construction contracting across the State.

This course fulfills the requirements for the NCAGP Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO) certification and NC MWBE Coordinators' Network Certified Economic Inclusion Officer (CEIO) certification.

Certification: This course is required for the CLGPO (Certified Local Government Purhasing Officer) certification and the CEIO (Certified Economic Inclusion Officer) certification.

Continuing Education Credit: This course includes continuing education credits for attorneys, architects, and engineers.



Additional information

To help you with budgeting for 2022 the cost in 2021 was 445.00

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

Please take the questionnaire below to see if you qualify for any scholarships. Please note that some deadlines for scholarships may fall outside of the registration dates of this course.

We are now utilizing Sakai for all class materials. Sakai is an online site accessible to registrants only. You will receive two (2) emails from (no-reply) one for setting up your pw and the other to log into your account. If you do not receive the two no-reply emails after checking your trash/junk/spam folders from Sakai by 5 pm Tuesday, 7/5, please email Carla Stowe at Access to Sakai for materials and other related items such as Zoom information will be provided closer to the first day of class. See below for the copy of Sakai instructions that will be emailed to all registrants from and a Sakai Troubleshooting Guide for issues AFTER creating your account and encounter log-in issues.

You may wish to go ahead download the Zoom Desktop Client to your computer and also have a Zoom account created. Your computer should have a microphone to speak, speakers to hear, and a camera. That will take care of 90 percent of the Zoom instructions and troubleshooting. See your IT department if you need help with any of these Zoom items above.




For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Carla Stowe

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government