An Overview of Tendering Law

An Overview of Tendering Law

BC Housing: 1.5 CPD Points

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1 hour, 30 minutes, 09:00 AM PDT - 10:30 AM PDT


  • BC Housing CPD Points: 1.5
Presented by Seema Lal
  • Member Rate Free
  • $25.00 excl. GST


As a method of procurement, tendering can be fraught with risks. Errors in accepting or evaluating bids can result in legal liability on the part of the tendering authority. Errors in the bid submitted in response to an Invitation to Tender can result in legal liability on the part of the bidder. The law of tenders is complicated and constantly evolving as the courts and the construction industry adapt to new technology and evolving project delivery methods.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to the law of tendering including an overview of: Tendering case law updates and discussion of recent decisions.

    • The difference between tenders and RFPs and other procurement methods.

    • The bidder’s obligations to the tendering authority.

    • The tendering authority’s obligations to the bidder.

  • Practical tips and advice on key aspects of tendering.


Delivery Method:  Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested.

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.

Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.


There are no prerequisites for this course.  

Who Should Attend

This session was designed for anyone in the construction industry who want to know and understand the how Tender Law works.

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell phones may not be adequate.

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS

  2. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  3. A quiet space with minimal distractions - The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  4. Comfortable chair