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The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on September 11 at 9:30 a.m. on the “Construction Procurement Process Overview for Counties.”

Counties are no longer limited to hard bidding their construction projects.  In the current market, hard bidding projects can lead to budget surprises for counties that may have underestimated the cost of construction. Other delivery models, such as the Construction Manager at Risk delivery model, can be used to minimize the risk of such surprises and, if adopted early with properly drafted procurement documentsand contracts, can even be used to accurately predict construction costs prior to finalizing the financing.

Our speakers from Bricker & Eckler will present the following topics:

  • Provide an overview of the procurement processes for each of the project delivery models available to counties.
  • Describe the standard of award and contracting process for each project delivery model.
  • Describe differences between the delivery models with respect to protecting the county’s schedule and budget, how each model allocates risk, and the primary decision points within each model.


Jack Rosati, Esq. is the chair of Bricker & Eckler’s Construction Law group. With 30 years of experience as a construction attorney, Jack has served as counsel for numerous projects and represents a wide variety of public and private owners in Ohio on claims against construction design professionals, contractors and sureties. He has served as construction counsel on design-build projects and as construction counsel on numerous construction manager at risk projects. In addition, he has also served as a mediator on construction cases and has the experience and ability to evaluate the merits of parties’ claims and facilitate settlements.

Casey Cross, Esq. is a construction attorney who focuses on both transactional and litigation matters. In addition to providing guidance on project delivery systems, including construction manager at risk, design-build and general contractor models, Casey prepares procurement and bidding documents. She also prepares and negotiates construction project contracts. She has worked with architects, developers, contractors and other project personnel to ensure a project is developed and carried out successfully.

Click here to register for this timely educational opportunity. If you are unable to register to the link above, please email Marilou Lamb, CCAO office manager and boards liaison, and provide her with your email address.