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

2017 CIFAC Year in Review Banner

2017 President’s Message

By Dave A. Thomas, President, CIFAC. – As CIFAC’s President, I saw 2017 as a year of change, progress and success. Turning work around, building our team and holding the line on force account limits were all goals well realized. In the spring, CIFAC moved our headquarters to a more centralized location from Martinez to Fairfield. The new

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2017 By The Numbers Banner

2017 By the Numbers – 2018 The Year Ahead

NORTHERN TERRITORY INVESTIGATIONS SOUTHERN TERRITORY INVESTIGATIONS New staff promises more energy, fresh perspectives and a revitalized feel to CIFAC. Our focus has never been stronger and with the future addition of two more compliance managers, we will be able to turn more work around for the industry. Paramount to our success is ensuring that CIFAC

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California Senate Chamber

CIFAC LEGISLATIVE REPORT – 2017 Session Wrap-up

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature wrapped up the 2017 legislative session on October 15th which was the deadline for Governor Brown to sign or veto legislation. This year CIFAC championed legislation (AB 1019) to ensure proper funding and staffing for the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Commission which oversees the California Uniform Public Construction

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Public or Private? Labor Code VS PCC Banner

Public or Private? Labor Code VS Public Contract Code on Public Projects

By Michelle Tucker, Executive Director. – There appears to be much confusion surrounding public project definitions. CIFAC Compliance Managers often hear “the Labor Commissioner made a decision that this is a public project so why didn’t it bid”. The Labor Code (LC) finds that most projects with more than a dollar of public money is

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