Impact

The rules that govern public construction projects exist to promote fair competition amongst qualified contractors, fair treatment for workers, and maximum value for our communities.  Federal, State, and Municipal authorities each have rules governing who is eligible to win publicly funded construction bids, ranging from licensure and past performance, to wage, workforce development and environmental standards.

Unfortunately, government agencies generally lack the resources to monitor and enforce compliance with these rules on every bid, or every jobsite.  Some contractors may be unaware of the rules or how to comply.  Less scrupulous actors might seek to exploit gaps in enforcement to gain a competitive advantage over honest contractors, often at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

NorCal Construction Industry Compliance was established in late 2020 to help awarding bodies and our industry better address these challenges—through education, bid and jobsite monitoring, and research support to policy makers and business leaders.

We’re already making a big difference.  

We’ve prevented millions of public dollars from being awarded to unqualified contractors.  We’ve assembled evidence of violations of federal, state, and local contracting standards to help enforcement agencies recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars for public budgets, worker wages, and construction workforce development programs.  And we’ve helped shape policy reforms to improve contractor compliance with public works standards across California.

As a public works watchdog, we’re committed to the success of our communities, to the principle of fair competition in the construction marketplace, and to the skilled workers at the heart of our industry.  And we will continue to be relentless in the pursuit of a stronger construction sector, and a vibrant California.

Dina Morsi

Executive Director  

Investigations & Jobsite Visits

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Complaints Filed

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Violations & Assessments Issued Against Noncompliant Contractors

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Restitution & Collections Paid to Workers and State Enforcement Agencies

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Bid Advisories Issued

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Bid Advisory Impact

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2023
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2021: NCIC Shapes Legislation To Improve Contractor Compliance On Public Works

In 2021, NCIC compliance professionals provided critical research and first hand testimony that ultimately shaped the passage of AB 1023–a new state law that establishes penalties against contractors who fail to electronically submit required Certified Payroll Records to the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.  This law encourages transparency and holds noncompliant contractors accountable.