Distance - Contract Law and Procurement Principles (24 PDH)


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  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

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This course is 7 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Course Description:
Contracts are usually developed in a complex environment during the estimation and bidding processes of a project. As such, an estimator needs to understand the methods of procurement and delivery of the contracted product and/or service, based on whether it is from the government or the industry. On the buyer’s or seller’s side? It does not really matter; concrete understanding of the contracting process is critical and can give project estimator an edge when it comes to providing accurate estimates during estimation and contract formulation phases. This course explains all phases of contracting, from project conception to its termination phase. It recommends the methods that can be applied to improve contract results. The course also explains different bidding documents that formulate the contract, highlights different contracts types and project delivery systems, explores vital issues from the estimator and project manager perspectives, highlights key roles and responsibilities to give an estimator greater understanding of how work is performed. Participants will also discuss actions that can be taken to help ensure that contractors or subcontractors perform as required under the contract. Lectures are combined with case studies and exercises to maximize the learning experience. Plus, participants will receive a comprehensive course materials package, including reference materials specific to each unit of the course.
Course outcomes:
• Identify contract components and understand overall contract formation process
• Choose the most appropriate contract type and delivery system for a project
• Understand contract legislations and general conditions
• Choose the offer that will result in the best value for the buyer
• Agree on objectives, requirements, plans and specifications
• Negotiate favorable terms and make revisions to the contract
• Apply rules of contract interpretation in project disputes
• Administer contracts appropriately, and know when and how to terminate before or upon completion

Mohamed Elbarkouky

Dr. Mohamed Elbarkouky, PhD, P.Eng., PMP - Project Management Training Solutions LTD

Dr. Elbarkouky is an expert in project and performance management and control. He has more than 17 years of practical experience in his field of practice. He managed and controlled a large number of complex projects in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He has extensive experience of oil and gas, power plants, infrastructure, and building construction projects. Dr. Elbarkouky has a Ph.D. in construction engineering and management from the University of Alberta. He is also a Professional Engineer of APEGA and a Project Management Professional (PMP) of the PMI. He is the founder of a project management training organization that is specialized in teaching professional and academic courses in project management, risk analysis, performance management, lean construction, contract administration, scheduling, cost estimation, and project planning and control in Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, and NWT. He is teaching for major academic institutions in Alberta, such as NAIT, UofA, and GIC.

Course Outline

Lecture 1: Introduction to Contracts

  • Intro to the Course, Instructor, Students, etc.
  • Course Schedule
  • Canadian Legal Structure

Lecture 2: Contract Management Process

  • Contract definition
  • Case study
  • Description and uses of contracts
  • Buyer and seller perspectives

Lecture 3: Roles and Responsibilities of Contract Parties

  • Concept of agency
  • Types of authority
  • Contractor personnel

Lecture 4: Concepts and Principles of Contract Law

  • Requirements for an enforceable contract
  • General and supplementary conditions
  • Equitable Remedies
  • Cannons of contract interpretations

Lecture 5: Procurement Methods & Delivery Systems 

  • Purchase agreements vs. contracts
  • Competitive vs negotiated contracts
  • Project delivery systems
  • Procurement methods
  • Uncertainty and risk in contract pricing
  • Contract payment types
  • Selecting contract types

Lecture 6: Bidding and Contracts

  • Bid preparation phase
  • Advertisement for bid
  • Instructions to bidders
  • Addenda
  • Bid closing
  • Contract “A” formation (bid deposit)
  • Selection criteria: management, technical and price criteria
  • Evaluation standards and procedures
  • Contract “B” formation (award)

Lecture 7: Contract Administration

  • Key contract administration policies
  • Contract analysis
  • Performance and progress
  • Records keeping
  • Change Management
  • Alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Termination

Lecture 8: Final Assessment

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This is a Professional Development Distance Program course. These are open to a start date after you register, not scheduled for a specific date.

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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