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

CIFAC In The Field-Monitoring Agencies For Compliance

By Jamie Watkins, Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager. – At the Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) one of the ways we ensure agencies are complying with the California Public Contract Code (PCC) is by having a “boots-to-the-ground” approach. We have our Regional Compliance Managers (RCM) attend city council meetings to inform council members and city

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How CIFAC Affects the County Road Commissioner Authority

By Matthew (Matt) Hilliard, Bay Area Regional Compliance Manager. – Prior to CIFAC’s successful legislation to insert California Public Contract Code (PCC 22031 (2) (c)), a county with a “road commissioner,” or “transportation director,” usually the Public Works Director who had been given the title by an action of the Board of Supervisors, had unlimited

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Millions Lost Due To L.A. Force Account

A series of recent expensive failures by the City of Los Angeles public works force account workers highlights one of the main reasons CIFAC exists—to save taxpayers a fortune spent fixing issues caused by incompetence. We believe that public works should be built by private at-risk contractors—under the banner of the California Public Contract Code

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Job Order Contracts And Joint Powers Agreements. What Are They, Are They Legal And Do They Really Save Public Agencies Money?

By Anthony (Tony) Morelli, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager. – These are legitimate questions that CIFAC is continually asked, so hopefully after this explanation you will have a better understanding of these two procurement processes. Job Order Contracting (JOC) JOC’s are an undefined quantity contract used by Universities, Colleges and Counties. School Districts may use JOC’s if

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