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;
  • minority participation and reporting requirements;
  • legal aspects of construction contracts;
  • contract administration; and
  • selection of design services.

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

This course will continue to fulfill the requirements for the CAGP Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO) certification. 

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

Credit: This course includes continuing education credits for attorneys, architects, and engineers, and is required for CLGPO (Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer) certification.



Additional information

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Visit the LGFCU website for more information and to submit an application.

There currently are no scheduled offerings 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.




Sakai Instructions (pdf, 1 MB)
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