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

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The Fight to Save SB1

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” This signature line is spoken by Michael Corleone in Godfather III, but it could be used by the California heavy civil construction industry to express the frustration over the effort to repeal SB1, now known as The Road Repair and Accountability Act of

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CIFAC is Keeping an Eye on Charter Cities

By Michelle Tucker, Executive Director. – As of last year, there were 121 “charter cities” out of the 485 municipalities in California…and right now it looks like another two want to join that list– City of Carson (Los Angeles County) and City of El Cerrito (Contra Costa County). July 17th El Cerrito’s city council put

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Top 10 Reasons Agencies Violate the PCC

Top 10 Reasons Agencies Violate the Public Contract Code

The Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) is a compliance organization that works to help private construction contractors get their legal, fair share of public work. To do this, we investigate California public agencies (hundreds of them) and their projects (thousands of them) to ensure compliance with state bidding laws. In the 40-years of our

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2017 President’s Message

By Dave A. Thomas, President, CIFAC. – As CIFAC’s President, I saw 2017 as a year of change, progress and success. Turning work around, building our team and holding the line on force account limits were all goals well realized. In the spring, CIFAC moved our headquarters to a more centralized location from Martinez to Fairfield. The new

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