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August Technical Webinar: Prequalification of Contractors and the use of Competitive Sealed Proposals for Contractor Qualification

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August Technical Webinar: Prequalification of Contractors and the use of Competitive Sealed Proposals for Contractor Qualification

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


One of the keys to a successful construction project is to select the best contractor available to build the project. Two strategies for selecting the right contractor for a traditional design-bid-build project are to prequalify contractors before bids are opened and using competitive sealed proposals to evaluate offers and select the contractor for the project. Using one, or even both methodologies together can produce the desired results, if done properly. Since these strategies both bear the scrutiny of the public and the contracting community, they must be conducted with a prescribed methodology that can be presented and if need be, defended if the integrity of the process is challenged.

This webinar will present a proven process for both prequalification of contractors and the use of competitive sealed proposals, and the reasoning behind the methods used. It will further explore typical contractor concerns with these procedures and how these are addressed in the process without losing the benefits of these tools.

This webinar will be presented by Coy Veach P.E., CCM from Freese & Nichols, Inc.  Thank you to the Texas Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Chapter for sponsoring today’s session.


Coy Veach P.E., CCM is a Freese and Nichols Vice President / Principal and serves as senior consultant for the construction management and program management practices. He has an extensive background in contracting, program management, project management, construction management, risk management and quality management. Coy is a recognized leader in project delivery methodologies, dispute resolution, quality management and training in leadership and management.

Coy currently serves as Past Chair of the Engineers Joint Contact Documents Committee. He is an EJCDC delegate for the American Council of Engineering Companies serving on the Design Build, Procurement, Construction, Construction Manager as Advisor and Construction Manager at Risk document subcommittees for over two decades, helping write these nationally recognized industry standard contract documents.

Coy serves as Program Construction Manager for Water Utility Projects in North Texas, Managing a portfolio of construction projects valued at more than $1.6B.


August 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Texas Section