B&I Committee MeetingName: B&I Committee MeetingDate: March 17, 2021Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:Please join us for the next B&I Committee meeting featuring
Job Order Contracts and Cooperative Purchasing – another way to circumvent QBS on public projects
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Increasingly at the state and local level procurement officials are using job order contracts (JOCs) and cooperative purchasing to “streamline” the procurement process. In many instances this is being held up as a way to "pre-bid" future work. These methods often allow public owners to circumvent the competitive bid process, including the use of QBS for design services. This also eliminates the ability for local contractors, suppliers, design professionals and manufacturers from having the opportunity to provide materials or services. Often the architect/engineer/consultant are completely eliminated and the JOC/coop vendor decides if and how design services are to be utilized. Brian Pallasch with IIBEC will cover how JOCs affect the A/E/C industry as a whole and will provide invaluable information on what you do to protect yourself and the competitive public A/E/C procurement process.
Bio for Brian Pallasch:
Brian Pallasch joined IIBEC team as the CEO/EVP in June 2019.
Prior to joining IIBEC, Pallasch served as managing director of government relations and infrastructure initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for managing ASCE’s government relations department and was responsible for ASCE’s strategic initiative regarding infrastructure, including development of the Infrastructure Report Card.
Previously, Pallasch was director of government relations for the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Alexandria, Va., for three years, where he was responsible for all federal and state relations.
He served as president of the American League of Lobbyists in 2007-2008, after holding a seat on the board of directors from 2004-2006.
Pallasch holds a Master of Arts degree in international affairs from the American University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and international affairs from the University of Southern California.