Bidding & Tendering

Tendering (i.e., procurement) is often the gateway to securing construction contracts. It can be a lengthy and complicated process with its own special legal rules. Running afoul of those rules could not only be the difference between awarding or winning a contract versus losing out, but it could also put you and your company at great legal risk if not done properly.

This 6-hour course will look at some of the most common types of procurement, the legal rules involved in procurement, how to ensure you comply with those rules and the common pitfalls to avoid.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • The fundamentals of the contracting process as it relates to bidding and tendering;
  • Understanding key terminology used in the process;
  • The differences between Tendering and RFPs;
  • Understanding key guidelines and legal principles;
  • What to be aware of when reviewing Instructions to Tenderers or Instructions to Proponents;
  • What is “substantial compliance”?;
  • How to avoid submitting a bid or proposal that is non-compliant;
  • What happens if you submit a non-compliant bid?;
  • What happens when a non-compliant bid is awarded the contract?
Sep. 13 – 15, 2022
Wed. – Fri., 9am – 11am ET
Instructor-led live webinar
Michael Swartz and Krista Chaytor, WeirFoulds LLP
TCA member:
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Swartz, WeirFoulds LLP

Michael represents clients from across Ontario in his construction law practice. He is involved in every facet of the construction industry, including strategy development from project inception to completion. He is experienced in structuring tendering and contract documents related to all aspects of development. Michael’s practical and time-saving advice has resolved wide-ranging issues arising from procurement and contract disputes and lien, trust and delay claims.

INSTRUCTOR: Krista Chaytor, WeirFoulds LLP

Krista has experience litigating a large number of business disputes, including those related to commercial leasing, construction, real estate, shareholder rights and remedies, and employment. Krista is adept at handling complex business litigation. She has appeared before all levels of Ontario courts, numerous tribunals and the Federal Court. Krista also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, and effectively provides advice and opinions that result in practical business solutions for her clients.