Where Compliance & Accountability Meet

Who We Are

The Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) is a non-profit coalition of concerned construction industry associations, contractors and labor unions that works to ensure State and local governments’ compliance with the Public Contract Code (PCC).

What We Do

Our Regional Compliance Managers use their expertise to make sure that State and local governments comply with the PCC to promote job opportunities, fair bidding and transparency.

How To Help

If you see possible violations, report them to us and we will investigate for you.


Michelle Tucker CIFAC Executive Director Executive Director's Message
At CIFAC, we strive every day to fulfill our mission, established more than four decades ago, to stop the use of force account on public works projects. As a 501(c) 6 organization, we specialize in Public Contract Code compliance and education.

Our team consists of dedicated professionals, passionate about the industry and fighting for an equal playing field for all. We are both confident and excited about the job opportunities we are able to increase by holding public agencies accountable to state bidding and contracting laws. Through continuous hard work and dedication, our successes benefit the industry with uniform projects, transparency of government and increased job opportunities. We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish and continue to fight for the public works industry in an objective manner.

As the Executive Director, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Sincerely,
Michelle Tucker

CIFAC NEWS

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The Rules and Benefits of Advertising

When a public agency decides to move forward with bidding out a public project, advertising requirements come into play. Different agencies will have different rules to follow based on their individual procurement policies, but all must abide by the requirements set forth in the Public Contract Code (PCC). Depending on the type of public agency,

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Whack-A-Mole in Cal State Housing Projects

Do any of you remember the penny arcade game called Whack-A-Mole?  It’s a real simple game—you have a rubber mallet and you have to hit the “mole” when it pops up out of a hole—with the only problem being that there are lots of holes and the moles travel unseen underground, popping up when you

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Enforcement Is As Important As Getting A Bill Passed

Among the many lessons taught to us in Sacramento is that it is one thing to pass a bill into law, and quite another to make sure that somebody enforces that law. We got to be “somebody” in the case of Assembly Bill 720 (2011), known as the Road Commissioner Act. AB 720 was a

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Agencies and Annual Maintenance Contracts

By Anthony (Tony) Morelli, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager. – Recently I observed a Public Work’s Director proposing to his City Council, the extension of a contractor’s $300,000 contract for the City’s annual sidewalk, curb, gutter and driveway repair or replacement maintenance contract. In looking at the background information, my concern was whether the project was

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