WELCOME TO CIFAC

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

Recent News

Illusion or Fact Building

ILLUSION or FACT?

By Patricia (Patti) Rascon, Southern Regional Compliance Manager. – Enacted in 1983, the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (referred to as the ACT) provides public agencies economic benefits and greater freedom to expedite public works projects. Their Policies and Procedures Manual offers a plethora of information, and provides systematic instructions for adoption or

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Pismo Beach, Bello Street Veterans Building

Following Proper Contracting Procedures Results in Cost Savings Benefit

by Tony Morelli, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager. It was recently brought to my attention that the Public Works Director for the City of Pismo Beach would ask the City Council to approve an upcoming agenda item regarding a change order for a grading and paving contractor, in the amount of $137,380.00. Upon additional research, I

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Ukiah Sidewalk Work image

The City of Ukiah Bids Work Listed in Change Order

After a letter from CIFAC, the City of Ukiah decided to bid a $71,000 paving and sidewalk project. This work had previously been listed in a change order, but CIFAC was able to convince the agency to bid the work. On January 17, Northern Regional Compliance Manager, Maghan Hunt was contacted about a change order

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ABC’s of Public Works Bidding in California

One of the most frequent calls we get at the CIFAC office is from a contractor wondering what the requirements are to be able to bid on public works projects. As money’s raining down from SB1, the November 2014 Prop.1 water bond and another bond issue on the ballot June 5th, we’re sure we are

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Paving the Way with ADEA image

Paving the Way with ADEA

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, older

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Five Things You Need To Know About Emergency Declarations

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 of

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Hear From Our Team

"We are a passionate, dedicated and loyal team devoted to the creation of much needed jobs for the construction industry."

Michelle Tucker CIFAC Executive Director

Michelle Tucker

( Executive Director )

"This industry is full of hardworking men and women, give them a level playing field and they will accomplish the rest."

Patricia Rascon, CIFAC Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager

Patricia Rascon

( Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager )

“Being a watchdog for the public is a great responsibility, but something I take very seriously.”

Maghan Hunt, CIFAC Northern Regional Compliance Manager

Maghan Hunt

( Northern Regional Compliance Manager )

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