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School District Bid Threshold Raised for 2017

According to the California Department of Education Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services, the bid threshold for K-12 school districts' purchases of equipment, materials, supplies and services (except construction services) has been adjusted to $88,300, effective January 1, 2017.

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New Claims Resolution Process Will Apply to All Public Contracts Effective January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, a new claims resolution process will be required for all public works projects.

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Legislature Imposes New Procedures for Selection of Lease-Leaseback Contractors

September 2016 Number 63 Scrutiny regarding school districts' use of lease-leaseback (LLB) construction contracts has prompted the Legislature to impose additional contracting requirements that will make the use of LLB more complicated, and will limit a school district's discretion in selecting the LLB contractor.

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California Energy Commission Makes Project-Friendly Changes to Proposition 39 Program Guidelines

July 2016 Number 40 On June 27, 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) issued a new set of proposed

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Job Order Contracting for School District Public Works Projects

June 2016 Number 35 As of January 1, California school districts have been authorized to use job order contracts for public works projects greater than

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Another California Appellate Court Opines On Lease-Leaseback Construction

April 2016 Number 25 An appellate court has ruled that a lease-leaseback (LLB) contract without competitive bidding was legally enforceable.

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The Public Private Partnership (P3) Project Delivery Method: What Is It and Is It an Option for Your Project?

April 2016 Number 23 Local public agencies have several options when it comes to choosing a delivery method for a construction project.

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The Department of Industrial Relations Suspends Electronic Submission of Certified Payroll Records by Contractors

March 2016 Number 13 The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently announced that it has temporarily suspended enforcement of its requirement that

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