Ottawa Construction Association

Construction Tendering & Contracts

Upcoming Sessions
Mar 27, 2020
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Course Duration

The course duration is approximately 3 hours


OCA Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $125.00


This seminar will focus on the basics of Tendering and Contract law as it applies to the construction industry.

 Subjects to include:

  • Basic Contract Law principles with specific discussion of the 1981 Supreme Court Ron Engineering decision - the creation of Contract ‘A' when a contractor submits a bid and the formation of Contract ‘B' when the Owner accepts the bid
  • Rights and obligations of the contractor and subcontractors
  • What are your options when confronted with an unacceptable provision or contract?
  • Rights and obligations of the owner – Privilege Clause – Can an owner arbitrarily accept any bid without giving any reason?  MJB Enterprises
  • What are damages if there is a breach of a contract between an owner and a contractor? Likewise between a contractor and subcontractor
  • Mistakes in Tenders              
  • Key construction contract provisions – payment, changes, notice provisions, termination, dispute resolution. The importance of maintaining a detailed paper trail.


Upcoming Sessions
Mar 27, 2020
Click to Register