West Hartford, Connecticut, July 12, 2017– Construction Solutions Group, LLC (“CSG”) has announced that vice president Christopher Cykley and project manager Jason LaFleur have earned their Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program (“MCPPO”) certifications. Cykley and LaFleur bring the company-wide total to three MCPPO certified team members, further fortifying CSG’s submissions for owner’s representation and program management projects throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“Our central location in West Hartford allows us to easily and conveniently serve clients in the greater Springfield area and surrounding counties in Western Massachusetts. We are doing some private work in State and decided that to solidify our commitment to doing more with clients throughout the Commonwealth. Our public-sector experience here in Connecticut is actually very transferrable across state lines,” notes Jim Giuliano, president and founder. Giuliano was the first CSG team member to receive his MCPPO certification in October 2016.
Christopher Cykley, MCPPO, Vice President
Chris' 20-year background encompasses engineering, construction and owner's project management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford and is an OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer. His technical knowledge became further solidified by hands-on, in-the-field knowledge that he developed throughout the course of his career, serving in a range of positions including survey crew chief and designer to construction manager and general contractor. His expertise is particularly concentrated in the educational sector, where he brings a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with public school construction to each project that he undertakes.
Jason LaFleur, MCPPO, Project Manager
Jason has a diverse construction background that spans a period of over 20 years. He owned and managed a successful construction company performing renovations on both residential and commercial projects. His attention to detail and uncompromising standards of quality have given him a reputation as a high-quality contractor.
The Office of the Inspector General administers the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program (MCPPO) to promote cost-effective, ethical, and modern purchasing practices, dialogue and exchange of ideas and best practices among procurement officials, stewardship of resources in the public's interest, and compliance with Massachusetts contracting laws.
The MCPPO designation is widely recognized by local jurisdictions in Massachusetts as indication of familiarity with State procurement practices. MCPPO certification requires successful completion of the prerequisite seminars, Public Contracting Overview or the Charter School Procurement seminar for charter school employees.
MCPPO certification requires successful completion of the prerequisite seminars, Public Contracting Overview or the Charter School Procurement seminar for charter school employees.
In short, the training program is designed to develop the capacity of public purchasing officials to operate effectively and promote excellence in public procurement.
Learn more at http://www.mass.gov/ig/mcppo/.
About Construction Solutions Group
CSG focuses exclusively on providing owner’s representation, program management, construction administration and related consulting services for educational, institutional and commercial projects throughout New England. CSG is certified as a Small Business Enterprise by the State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services. On the web:www.csgroup-llc.com.
Jim Giuliano, President