May 2021

Bidding, Evaluation, Negotiation, and Contract Award

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Status: Advanced online registration is now closed. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Time: Registration/Log-In: 8:15 AM–8:30 AM PDT
Webinar: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM PDT
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Martin Gerskup, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC
BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc.

Mitchell Gerskup, EIT, B.Eng.
Operations Manager
BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Apr 26, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Registrant Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
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The bidding, evaluation, negotiation, and contract award phases are typically a short but very important part of any construction project. Taking place between the design and construction phases, this often overlooked part of the project is crucial to any successful project delivery method. This course will examine the basics of bidding and how to prepare the call for bids, followed by the process of bidding, negotiation, and contract award.

Target Audience

This course is designed for professionals who deal with the bidding, evaluation, negotiation, and contract award phases of construction projects in their capacity as a project manager, consultant, or owner’s representative.


This course has no prerequisites; however, a basic understanding of project delivery methodology and contract administration is suggested.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Prequalification
  • Pre-bid Estimates
  • Bid Documents
  • Surety and Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Bidding Period
  • Roles of the Contractor
  • Receipt and Evaluation of Bids
  • Comparison of Bids to Cost Estimate
  • Contract Award
  • Legal Aspects
  • Bid Issues
  • CCDC 23


Martin Gerkup, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC

President, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc.

Martin is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Ontario Association of Architects, and has taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design as well as for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University. Martin has 35 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies, and has worked on well over 1,000 buildings and structures.

Mitchell Gerskup, EIT, B.Eng.

Operations Manager, BEST Consultants Martin Gerksup Architect Inc.

Mitchell has over 15 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies and specializes in the practice of building science and restoration engineering, with a background in structural and building systems engineering.

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