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Tendering: Practical and Legal Do's and Dont's

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the essential legal principles governing tendering
  • Know when a bid is non-compliant and cannot legally be accepted, and Know when an owner can reject the low compliant bid
  • Evaluate tenders fairly to minimize claims from unsuccessful bidders
  • Understand the role of the architect or engineer in the tendering process, and their potential legal liability
  • Know what clauses an owner must have in its tender documents to limit liability and minimize claims

Whether it’s called an Invitation to Tender, Request For Proposal, or something else –competitive procurement is hazardous. Trivial errors in preparing, accepting, or evaluating bids can have substantial consequences, both financial and legal. The law is complicated and rapidly changing as the courts and the construction industry grapple with the evolving business climate.

In spite of all the care and caution involved in the preparation of bid packages, problems have arisen many times in accepting a bid and awarding a contract. From preparation of tender documents to the award of a contract, there are a number of activities performed by owners, consultants and contractors. All of these activities have legal implications.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Tendering
  • Introduction to the Relevant Law
  • The Contractor’s Obligations to the Owner– Substantial Liability for Trivial Mistakes
  • The Owner’s Obligations to the Contractor – Dangerous Consequences
  • Planning Procurement - Before the Bids are Opened
  • Once the Bids are Opened
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Other Issues
  • Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Project Officers & Managers • Construction Managers • Consultants • Business Owners • Operations Managers • Municipal Engineers

Course Rating
4.3 out of 5

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Edmonton, AB
on 9/24/2019

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