Things change. So must we.

Success in our industry means a thorough understanding of modern construction buying and bidding. The ABC2 of construction includes understanding the evolving Construction Act, the Bidding process, the CCDC Contracts we use and how to Collaborate effectively.

SESSION 1 | THE CONSTRUCTION ACT

As the Construction Act is being phased in on October 1, 2019, we look at the progress of the act including the modernized construction lien and hold rules; prompt payment; and the adjudication process.


EXPERT:
Ted Dreyer, Madorin, Snyder LLP, Partner
Director of GVCA and COCA and Chair of the COCA’s Construction Lien Task Force

SESSION 2 | BIDS, RFT, RFP - THE BIG QUESTIONS ANSWERED
What are owners looking for in an RFP document? How can owners fairly evaluate RFP responses? How can contractors structure a winning response? What is a realistic timeline for an RFT? When not to bid? What went wrong when there is low bid participation? How do owners evaluate bids? What do owners want compared to what contactors want?


These questions are answered by an expert panel of key stakeholders: Leslie Williamson, Manager, Purchasing and Risk Management for the Town of Milton; Ryan Scott, CSCMP, CPPB, Manager of Procurement, Corporate Services Department for the City of Cambridge, and Jeff Shantz, Vice President, Project Development, of Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc.

SESSION 3 | CCDC DOCUMENTS - AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH AN EXPERT
CCDC 23 is the Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Contracts but what are the best practices? What are we obligated to do under the principles of law? This interactive discussion gives you deep insight into the process of awarding contracts, why disqualification occurs, naming sub-trades and competitive bidding in Canada.


CCDC 2 is the Stipulated Price Contract and it is meant to balance the interests of everyone involved in the project. From warranties, safety, obligations, lien rights, equipment delay charges, and readiness for take-over, what does it all mean to Contractors, Subs and Owners?


EXPERT FACILITATOR: Geza Banfai, Partner, McMillan LLP

SESSION 4 | COLLABORATION - HOW TO WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE IT WORK
Collaborative working is seen by many to be essential if design and construction teams are to consider the whole lifecycle of the construction process. But the definition of collaboration can often differ from the various stakeholders’ (owners, contractors, subs) perspective. What everyone does agree upon is that it needs to be: non-adversarial, team-based and, through the use of correct contracts, include the early involvement of key members with the full understanding of their roles and responsibilities. This discussion explores ways to make this happen and to make the connections you need for successful collaborations. The roadblocks to collaboration are also examined.


FACILITATOR: Andrew Bousfield, B.Arch, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, ABA Architects Inc.

Read about our October 2019 event on Link2Build.

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