The Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has issued a study on the experience of Massachusetts public agencies with construction management at risk (CMR) under M.G.L. c. 149A. The OIG contracted with Clarus Group to conduct the study and prepare the report. Read report →

Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2004 established M.G.L. c. 149A, which authorizes state and local public agencies in Massachusetts to use CMR to deliver public building projects and details required procedures for doing so. M.G.L. c. 149A also requires the Office of the Inspector General to conduct “a review for the purpose of describing the experience of public agencies that utilized construction manager at risk services” within five years of the law’s effective date. Prior to the authorization of CMR, the traditional design-bid-build delivery method required by M.G.L. c. 149, the public building construction bid law, was the only legally permissible project delivery method for public building projects.

Dan Ahern and Pamela Bloomfield, Clarus Group principals, have extensive experience conducting reviews of public construction projects and detailed knowledge of the M.G.L. c. 149A process. They developed the curriculum for and teach the CMR seminar offered by the OIG’s Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) program.