Feb 25-27, 2020

Market Analysis Training 2020

Is your agency getting competitive prices? Are you performing effective market analyses to answer that question? Meeting federal bid monitoring requirements is more important than ever, and it is vital that your team members have the skills to analyze bid data effectively.

You Are Invited

Infotech invites you to a three-day intensive training, February 25 - 27, 2020, to learn market analysis skills and methods to identify collusive behavior. Attendees will learn how to produce evidence that bids are being properly monitored using the AASHTOWare Project BAMS/DSS™ software, and will learn how to avoid monetary waste and abuse.

The Infotech faculty has decades of experience in using the latest computerized techniques for systematic contract bid analysis and has been hosting market analysis workshops for more than 20 years.


The agenda includes a combination of lecture and hands-on training in market analysis methodology. Students have full access to computers loaded with tools and real data to analyze. As an added option, an agency's own data can be incorporated for a more customized experience.
First Three Steps in Market Analysis

Learn about data gathering, clean-up, and classification followed by the systematic market analysis steps

"Red Lights"

Identify key indicators that signal non-competitive behavior

Proactive Investigation Guide

Winning the case before it gets to court

Steps to Deter Collusion

Learning to stop collusion before it starts

Contract Pre-Award Analysis

Catch problems at the earliest possible opportunity

Hands-On Training

Get hands-on assistance with your agency's data

James T. McClave, Ph.D.

As the Infotech founder and CEO, Dr. McClave has provided statistical and econometric consulting services and expert testimony for hundreds of clients, including the U.S. Department of Justice and many states’ attorneys general. Dr. McClave has been teaching market analysis since its inception. His experience spans a wide variety of industries, from highway construction to health care. He is the author of six leading textbooks on statistics developed during his 20-year academic career.

Jeff Lee Derrer, P.E.

Mr. Derrer has more than 30 years of experience in transportation project management and engineering. He has been a Senior Consultant with Infotech since 2001, providing data analysis services to state transportation agencies. He previously worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation as Head of the Contract Monitoring Section for more than 10 years, and for the Virginia Department of Transportation as Head of the Antitrust Section for four years. In those roles, he directed activities that analyzed contractor’s bids to ensure a competitive market place.

Hotel Accommodations

Infotech has arranged hotel accommodations to meet your needs.
Pick from the newly-built Hotel Indigo or the newly-renovated Hōm Hotel.

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is located at 5020 SW 30th Lane, Gainesville, Fl 32608, right across the street from Infotech. At $99 per night, this room reservation is the closest option but does not include breakfast.
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Hōm Hotel

Hōm Hotel is located at 3905 SW 43rd Street, Gainesville, Fl 32608, a brief 17-minute walk to Infotech. At $109 per night, this room reservation offers a hot continental breakfast.
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Register today to reserve your seat.

There is no fee for this training. Participation is limited to the first 15 registrants.

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