Event Registration - Minnesota Subcontractors Association
Construction Contracts Course
10/2/2019 - 12/4/2019
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 1: October 2nd
Session 2: October 23rd
Session 3: November 6th
Session 4: December 4th

The Builders Group
2919 Eagandale Boulevard, Suite 100
Eagan, MN

7:30 - 8:00am   Check-In and Breakfast
8:00 – 12:00     Course Presentation

* Only open to MSA Members
* Class is capped at 26 attendees
* Due to limited seating, only two per company may attend


Course Introduction:
The Minnesota Subcontractors Association (MSA) has been advocating for subcontractors since its inception in 1991. In keeping with its mission, the MSA has developed this Minnesota Subcontractors Association’s Construction Contract Deskbook. Though not a legal reference, along with associated education classes this Deskbook provides a comprehensive guide for Minnesota subcontractors preparing to review, negotiate and manage construction contracts.
Subcontractors are the backbone and lifeblood of the construction industry. When you look at a construction project in progress, you are typically looking at subcontractors at work. Subcontractors provide the materials and perform 90 percent or more of the minor and major tasks required to take a project from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting. They enable contractors (the party subcontractors contract with) to bid projects knowing that the “Subs” they engage will take their project to a successful completion.
Subcontracting firms come in all shapes and sizes. Most have developed from their principal’s hands-on trade experience, and are usually among the best in their field. However, coming from a trade background, most subcontractors need, or at least can benefit from guidance with the financial, business administration and legal aspects of running a business. In particular, legal issues come up with great frequency, since construction contracts are the basis of almost every job. This Deskbook was created to help experienced subcontractors hone their contracting skills, and to help new or less experienced subcontractors understand construction contracts.

What you get with the course:
  • The MSA Contract Course Deskbook
  • 16 hours of classroom discussion
  • Industry professionals teaching each session
  • Open book exam at the end
  • Certificate of completion after passing the exam

Session 1:
Presenters – Patrick Ouellet and Kit Hanson
  • Basic Concepts and Relationships
  • Bidding and Contracts
  • Contract Management Protocol
  • Subcontract Documents
  • Mutual Rights and Responsibility
  • Contractor
  • Subcontractor
Session 2:
Presenters – Patrick Lee-O’Halloran 
  • Subcontractor – Liens
  • Subcontractor – Warranty
  • Changes in the work
  • Subcontractor Sum
  • Progress Payments
  • Final Payment
Session 3:
Presenters – Tom Reuder and Nate Weaver
  • Insurance
  • Bonds
Session 4:
Presenters – Blake Nelson and Paul Kosmides
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Termination – Seizing Equipment
  • Scope of Work
  • Start & Completion
  • Miscellaneous Provisions

Questions? Contact David at David@msamn.com or 612-267-6150
Location: The Builders Group

Registration has been Closed for this event.