Session 1 - Saturday, October 14th, from 8:00am to 12:00 PM PDT

Session 2 - Saturday, October 21nd, from 8:00am to 12:00 PM PDT

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Alameda County Public Works Agency 
951 Turner Ct.
Suite 230
Hayward, CA 94545  
(Park in the larger parking lot)

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Alameda County Public Works Agency 

2023 Construction Contractor's Academy 

Calling all construction contractors!

Join Alameda County Public Works Agency for our Annual Construction Contractor's Academy, FREE to all attendees. The 2-part workshop series will break down all components of how to successfully bid a Public Works contract and will cover resources available to contractors to help grow their business.

Small/local/minority and woman-owned construction businesses are encouraged to attend!

Saturday, Oct. 14th, 2023 @ 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 pm 

  • Session 1a: Introduction to Piblic Works Contracting:
An Overview on Insurance & Bonding - How to prepare your company
  • Session 1b: The Process for Finding Projects & Bidding to Primes
How to develop a Scope Letter and what it should cover  

Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2023 @8:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
  • Session 2a: Basic Estimating & Bidding Practices 
Material Quantity Take-offs & Labor Cost Concepts
  • Session 2a: Basic Estimating & Bidding Practices:
An Overview on basic Project Management  Requirements

Presented by Ed Duarte, CEO of Aztec Consultants, a professional construction management & general contracting firm founded in 1986.  Aztec specializes in public works, commercial, retail, and institutional construction projects. Mr. Duarte has served as mentor to many construction subcontracting firms throughout northern California and has taught numerous technical assistance workshops for Caltrans, the City of Oakland, Port of Oakland and the Small Business Administration.  This will be Ed's seventh year with the Academy.  Participants have consistently praised Ed's teaching style and subject matter knowledge.