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Making Your Public Works Contracts More Inclusive

Thursday, May 25, 2023
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE


Registration closes on Wednesday, May 24 at 5 PM. All registrants will also receive a link to view the webinar recording.

Webinar Overview

Continuing in our “Digging into Public Works” series, this webinar will cover general, easy-to-administer, contracting strategies that can promote inclusion and increase overall bid responses among a wider bidding pool. The webinar will focus on five different strategies to create a more welcoming bidding environment and build the confidence of local businesses in your agency’s public works bidding approach. These foundational strategies will ultimately provide a framework for local government agencies looking to enhance inclusion and equity for public works in the future. 

Educational Objectives

This webinar will provide guidance on the following:

  1. Knowing your target bid pool
  2. Establishing clear scopes of work
  3. Using Plain language
  4. Tracking Subcontractors, Vendors, and Services used
  5. Reporting

Who Should Attend?

  • Local government procurement professionals responsible for managing public works projects.


  • Aleanna Kondelis, Senior Consultant, Public Procurement and Construction Delivery, Hill International, Inc. Aleanna started consulting as an owner advisor in 2021 after 15 years as a contracting and procurement officer for 2 large agencies here in the State of Washington.  Aleanna specializes in public works and alternative contracting methods.  Prior to her years in public service, Aleanna was a construction project manager and development specialist.  With over 20 years in construction and various roles and responsibilities, Aleanna continues to serve her community by volunteering on several boards and education organizations related to public works procurement.  Aleanna holds a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University as well as several professional accreditations. 
  • Josh Klika, Procurement and Contracting Consultant, MRSC. Josh joined MRSC in October 2021 as a Procurement and Contracting Consultant. Josh has a broad public procurement background with over 20 years in state and local governments. In addition to holding roles in procurement at multiple agencies at the State of Washington, most recently Josh worked as Contracts and Procurement Program Manager for the City of Olympia. He has also served as a recurring panelist, facilitator, and presenter on numerous topics relating to procurement and contracting for various professional organizations.