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).
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.
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.
by Shari Bacon, Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager Whenever CIFAC Regional Compliance Managers hear of intended force account work, we are quick to contact the public agency to see why they are not bidding out the project. As a general law city, Wasco can only self-perform new construction of up to $5,000. It is common knowledgeRead More
by Patricia Rascon, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager What is ADEA and how does it potentially benefit our construction industry? ADEA is the acronym for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. By crushing the stereotypes that prevent companies from recognizing the variety of strengths they currently have, such as wisdom, experience and reliability, olderRead More
by Maghan Hunt, Central Regional Compliance Manager Over the past several months, California has received a lot of rain. In many areas of the state, the record rainfall and snow pack totals are enough to lift them out of drought status. At the same time, many areas in Northern California also saw a slew ofRead More
by Michelle Tucker, Northern Regional Compliance Manager Anyone who works within the public works construction industry knows the importance of the contractor licensing laws in California. Our State has some of the strictest rules in the nation, sometimes causing confusion and headaches while navigating through the bid and award process. Although the annoyance factor isRead More
by Patricia Rascon, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager For the first time in history our workforce is comprised of five different generations. The three main groups are Baby Boomers born 1946-1964, Generation X born 1965-1980, and Generation Y born between 1981-1995. Add in some of the Traditional generation born before 1945 and the now emerging Linkster’sRead More
by Shari Bacon, Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager Many of you have asked me “where do I find the force account limit and bidding threshold,” so I thought it would be helpful to introduce you to the Act. The Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (the Act) is in the California Public Contract Code (PCC), inRead More
"Should a public agency decide to split or separate into smaller work orders or projects, it would be considered unlawful."( Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager )
"We are a passionate, dedicated and loyal team devoted to the creation of much needed jobs for the construction industry."( Executive Director )
"This industry is full of hardworking men and women, give them a level playing field and they will accomplish the rest."( Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager )
“Being a watchdog for the public is a great responsibility, but something I take very seriously.”( Northern Regional Compliance Manager )