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 Pickens


Huntington Park Aquatic Center

$31 Million Dollar Project Will Bid!

By Tony Morelli, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager. – For the last eight Months, CIFAC has been engaged in an on-going battle with the City of Huntington Park concerning the illegal contract award of the construction of their Aquatic Center and Related Amenities Project, located within Salt Lake Park. The City awarded a Design-Build (DB) contract

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Bard Water District

Policy Change + CIFAC = More Jobs

By Patricia (Patti) Rascon, Southern Regional Compliance Manager. – “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin The same can be said for procurement and budgets, right? Southern Regional Compliance Manager Patti Rascon received a request to assist an Imperial Valley water agency established in 1927 that likely used a divining

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Policy Change: The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

By Justin Bochmann, Midstate Regional Compliance Manager. – CIFAC Regional Compliance Managers work tirelessly to promote job opportunities for California public works contractors. This is done through many avenues, which include ensuring legal compliance, promoting government transparency, assisting industry partners, and guiding public agencies to do the right thing. Nevertheless, at the end of the

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Scotts Valley Library image

Refresh a Three Year Old Bid?

By Raquel White, Central Regional Compliance Manager. – Most of us are familiar with the saying, “What is done in the dark will come to light.” While searching through City Council agendas, I learned about the Scotts Valley Library Roof Replacement project. The project was not to exceed the amount of $195,000, and the staff

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Horsethief Canyon Park sign

CIFAC Pulls Back The Reigns On San Dimas

By Tony Morelli,  Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager. – If you work in the compliance field, you know more than anyone how difficult it can be to rally up the posse and get them into compliance. There are times, however, when it is just easy and you don’t even have to pull your gun out of

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Watson Watchdog

CIFAC: Your Public Agency Watchdog

By Michelle Pickens, Executive Director. – For over forty years, the Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) has led the way in preventing public agencies from using force account/public agency crews to perform construction work. As the defender of the Public Contract Code and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the competitive bidding

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