Contracting for Construction and Design Services

This course will be held in person only at the UNC School of Government

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


  • Chapel Hill, NC
    January 30 - February 1, 2023

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 22, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after January 23, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    View Hotel Information

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint (has been updated)

    Holiday Inn Express (tb updated)

    • A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $104.00.
    • The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi.
    • To reserve a room online please click the link  Contracting for Construction & Design Services
    • To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name Group Code "CCD”.
      To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than September 8, 2022. 






    View Additional Information
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at or 919.966.4414.

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 




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
Teaching Assistant Professor