All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Canadian Construction Procurement – Best Practices

Date:   Mar 04, 2021 - Mar 05, 2021
Time:   9:00 AM (EST)
Location:   Zoom Online Platform

Workshop Dates:

March 4: 9AM EST - 12:30PM EST

March 5: 9AM EST - 12:30PM EST

Canadian Construction Procurement Outline

Module 1: Construction Procurement Fundamentals

  • Private vs. Public Construction Procurement
  • Project Delivery Options
  • Procurement Strategies

Module 2: Construction Project Delivery Models

  • Design-Bid-Build Model
  • Design –Build Model
  • Integrated Project Delivery Model

Module 3: Construction Procurement Models

  • Lowest Bid Model
  • Qualifying Contractors
  • Best Value Source Selection

Module 4: The Procurement Process

  • Traditionnel Processes vs. Digital Construction Procurement
  • Digital Procurement Options
  • Understanding the Process

Module 5: Fraud in the Construction Industry

  • Level of fraud in Canadian construction
  • Fraud schemes in Canadian construction
  • What can we do to detect and prevent it from occurring

Module 6: Contracting Models

  • Understanding the Contract Options
  • The types and forms of Contracts
  • Management of the Contract(s)


Instructor: Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders, MBA, BA is a leader in public and private procurement with deep roots and experience in Canadian Construction Procurement.  As a consultant, Mr. Saunders works to find opportunities that promote the use of technology to make procurement more efficient, transparent and effective for organizations.

For 8 years he was President of MERX Networks where he built and managed online service offerings for both Public and Private Construction in both Canada and the United States. Prior to MERX, he acted as the President and CEO of COAST Software and Vice President of Cognos.  Most recently, Paul was the President of Pixelink, a Canadian manufacturer responsible for deploying and managing an ERP to manage inventory and procurement.

During his career, he has worked with organizations such as; City of Calgary, Manitoba Hydro, Brookfield Group of Companies, Infrastructure Ontario and the Federal Government to deploy new technology in order to modernize Construction Procurement.

Paul Saunders

Early Bird Registration until December 31, 2020

  • Members: $535.50 + HST
  • Non-Members - $805.50 +HST
    • Non member registration includes membership until April 30, 2022 
      • only eligible for Ontario residents

Regular Registration Cost:

  • Members: $595.00 + HST
  • Non-Members - $895.00 + HST
    • Non member registration includes membership until April 30, 2022
      • only eligible for Ontario residents

This seminar is eligible for 5 CPD credits.


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