Contracting for Construction and Design Services

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.

The next offering is September 24-26, 2024. 

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  and hot topics in local government construction projects in North Carolina.

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


The Agenda from our January course is located on the materials tab.

Lunch is provided Tuesday and Wednesday

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 Canvas for all class materials. Canvas is an online site accessible to registrants only. Closer to the first day of class, you will receive an email from Carla Stowe at with directions to access Canvas for materials and other related items 




2023 Sept CCDS Agenda (pdf, 215 KB)
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
Teaching Assistant Professor