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.
Michelle Tucker


California Capital Building

CIFAC Sponsored Assembly Bill 2987 Increases Transparency

CIFAC is the leading authority on the proper use of force account on public construction projects. By force account, I am referring to the Public Contract Code’s definition that describes an agency’s use of their own personnel to perform construction work. You may be surprised to know that many agencies use their internal workforces to

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CIFAC Influences Public Agency to Rescind Resolution For No-Bid Construction Contract

By Matthew (Matt) Hilliard, Bay Area Regional Compliance Manager. – After a hard fought battle, which included valuable support from our industry partners, CIFAC was able to persuade the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) to rescind a resolution (2019-11) that put them out of compliance with the California Public Contract Code (PPC). This recently approved

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City of Glendora Police Facility

Police Parking Lot Security Project Properly Bid Out After CIFAC Inquiry and Request to Re-bid the Project.

By Anthony (Tony) Morelli, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager. – Recently the City of Glendora had a bid opening for their Police Parking Lot Perimeter Security, Plan Project. The project’s scope included enlarging the parking lot footprint with a new eight foot high perimeter wall, fence with sliding gates, new wall mounted lighting, video vehicle intercom, vehicle

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Education Code Violation

By Patricia (Patti) Rascon, Southern Regional Compliance Manager. – “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” right? Most of us are familiar with the Parent-Student Handbook that outlines the school districts expectations for kids and parents alike, but who holds the schools accountable for their behavior? Education Code (EC) Section 1040 (a)

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