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

CIFAC's Rapid Action Result in Painting Project Turn Around

CIFAC’s Rapid Action Result in Painting Project Turn Around

By Matthew (Matt) Hilliard, Bay Area Regional Compliance Manager. – As a Regional Compliance Manager (RCM) for the Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC), I always need to be quick to react to any public agency that might present a situation where they are in direct violation of the California Public Contract Code (PCC). The

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CIFAC Prompts City of Arcata To Rebid Road Project

CIFAC Prompts City of Arcata To Rebid Road Project

By Richard Marks, Northern Regional Compliance Manager. – CIFAC’s mission is to ensure that State and local governments comply with the Public Contract Code to promote job opportunities, fair bidding, and transparency. One avenue to achieve this goal is through partners out in the field who report possible violations to CIFAC Regional Compliance Managers for

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CIFAC Prompts City of Capitola To Bid Unrelated Emergency Work

CIFAC Prompts City of Capitola To Bid Unrelated “Emergency” Work

By Raquel White, Central Regional Compliance Manager. – Emergencies are serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situations requiring immediate action. We never know when, how, or where that emergency will occur so we must take the necessary precautions to prepare ourselves. In the case of an emergency, a public agency pursuant to a four-fifths vote of

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Common Piggyback Contracting Misconceptions

Common Piggyback Contracting Misconception

By Anthony (Tony) Morelli, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager. – Piggyback contracting is a commonly used procurement method utilized by Public Agencies, Schools, and Community College Districts. The procurement process allows an agency to obtain equipment, materials, supplies and other personal property using a different agency’s prior contractual agreement. The typical situation goes like this: Agency

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