An Owners Guide to Construction Procurement

An Owners Guide to Construction Procurement and Supplementary Conditions 

Date(s): February 20, 2024

Format: (Virtual) Instructor-led Course

Duration: One four-hour session

Time: 9am-1pm

Price: $400.00 + HST

Overview: This course looks at how to determine if the correct project delivery method and contract pricing option have been selected. It then looks at the unique legal principles and requirements that apply to competitive construction procurement in Canada.


  • Traditional procurement approach. The law of construction procurement prior to the 1981 Ron Engineering case.
  • Selecting the right delivery method and contract pricing option
  • Contract A – The “Bidding” Contract v. Contract B The Construction Contract – The law of construction procurement post the Ron Engineering.
  • Common problems and recommended solutions
  • The Ron Engineering Case
  • RFP v. Call for Bids.
  • Contracting out of Contract A?
  • Bid compliance and the Owner’s discretion
  • Bid selection and “privilege” clauses: Must it be the lowest compliant bid?
  • Award criteria. Disclosure and application
  • The duty of fairness
  • Duty of honesty in contractual dealings

CCDC Reference Documents

  • CCDC 10 – 2018 – A Guide to Construction Project Delivery Methods
  • CCDC 23 – 2018 - A Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Construction Contracts
  • CCDC 00 – 2018 - Master Specification for Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements.
  • CCDC 01 – 2023 – Guide to the Use of CCDC Master Specification for Division 1 – General Requirements

Who should attend:  Owners, procurement authority representatives and consultants.

Facilitator:  Michael Atkinson, LLB – Past CCA President

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