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Competitive Bidding and the Tendering Process

Date:   Mar 26, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019
Time:   9:00 AM
Location:   SCMAO Training Room
1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2704
Toronto, ON



This 2 day interactive seminar will provide attendees with an all encompassing understanding of the competitive bid process.  Day 1 will provide an introduction into the laws of competitive bidding and the implications of contract A and B.  The various tools available and their use in conducting competitive bid requests such as tenders, RFP’s, RFI’s, RFEI’s, pre-qualification, and RFQ’s will each be examined.  How to prepare an actual RFI as well as the evaluation process will also be covered. Day 2 will focus on the legalities of competitive bidding and will start with a thorough discussion on contract A and B as well as the most recent rulings of the Supreme Court of Canada.   Participants will have an opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of these rulings through interactive exercises.

Seminar Cost:

Early Bird Registration before March 5, 2019

  • Members $845.00 + HST (13%)
  • Non-members $1145.00 + HST (13%)
    • Included with the registration fee, non-members receive a 1-year membership in the SCMAO

Registration after March 5, 2019

  • Members $895.00 + HST (13%)
  • Non-members $1195.00 + HST (13%)
    • Included with the registration fee, non-members receive a 1-year membership in the SCMAO


 Membership is mandatory to graduate from the program


 ******If paying by cheque the onus is on the registrant to ensure that payment is received by SCMAO  a minimum of two weeks before the start of the course. Please note the date in your calendar as a reminder to follow-up.


Facilitator: LouAnn Birkett

All required materials will be provided at the seminar.

This seminar provides credit for the seminars in the Diploma program. It is also eligible for 10 Continuous Professional Development/Maintenance Credits.


Seminar Cancellation/Refund Policy: A full refund will be issued on cancellations received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the seminar/course start date. An administration fee of $150.00 is applicable if notification is received between three and nine days prior to start date. Thereafter no refund will be available. Substitutions and transfer of registrations is permissible when received in writing three business days before the seminar/course start date. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.

Please use your primary SCMAO e-mail account to register or else you will generate another account in the system, which doesn’t list your current achievements.


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Need a Hotel Room?


SCMAO has a preferred room rate at the Chelsea Hotel, located 5 min walking distance from our office Rates start at $158 between Nov-Mar and $187 between Apr-Oct. Please call 1-800-243-5732 to book your room. You must also provide either your seminar receipt or your membership card upon check-in. See here for more details.



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