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

14 Professional Development Hours

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

Canada’s adoption in 2017 of both the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union and the Canada Free Trade Agreement, among Canadian Provinces and Territories, as well as other inter-Provincial and Territorial trade agreements, have significantly changed the practice of Public Sector Procurement.

This is the biggest change to Tendering Law across Canada since the Supreme Court’s 1981 decision in Ron Engineering.

New rules, new remedies, and new technologies require a clear understanding. Contractors will have to know how to avoid bid rejection and their rights to a post-bid debrief, and, if necessary, to protest owner misconduct. Owners will have to know the rules limiting their flexibility in designing procurement invitations and performing bid evaluations, their disclosure obligations under debriefing provisions, and the remedies under a successful bid protest that might hinder or delay the project.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Tendering
  • Introduction to the Relevant Law
  • The global market
  • The Owner’s obligations to the contractor - dangerous consequences
  • Planning procurement - Before the bids are opened
  • Once the bids are opened
  • Bid protest under Treaties
  • Administrative Law
  • Architects and engineers
  • Subcontractors
  • Technology
  • Questions and answers and feedback to participants on achievement of learning outcomes

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

Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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