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Construction Procurement – Construction 101

November 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am - November 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Not understanding the procurement process and its players leaves you at risk – financially, legally and professionally.

Some things are learned best hands on, Construction Procurement isn’t one of them. You need to be educated. This course will assist you by giving you the facts to make solid decisions, the confidence to engage in the process and a wide array of tools to assist you in your profession. This is a highly interactive course with group tasks, and industry guest speakers.

Who should attend:

Ideal for new employees, those in administrative support roles and those looking to get a broader understanding of the industry as a whole including:
CONTRACTORS – generals and trades, BUYERS OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES – municipalities, school districts, etc & DESIGN CONSULTANTS – engineers and architects

•  An introduction to the construction Industry
•  Construction documents
•  Tendering, bidding and awarding of contracts
•  Contract format – features and types
•  Contract law and construction contracts
•  Risk management – bonding and construction insurance
•  Project management and administration
•  Role of construction associations

Your Facilitator:

Debbie Hicks (DSH Consulting) – With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and in progress a MBA), learning has been at the core of Debbie’s career. As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects,
engineers and contractors in advocacy and education, Debbie brings a solid base to her expertise. In addition, Debbie’s recent experience as the owner rep for Kelowna Yacht Club’s clubhouse contruction has provided additional perspective. Through these experiences and teaching techniques, she is able to bring both knowledge and interaction to the classroom – an ideal education environment.

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 and Friday, November 29th, 2019
St. John’s Ambulance Classroom, 18th Street, Shoppers Mall, 2nd Floor Business Centre, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

CARM Members – $400/person* | Non-Members – $450/person*
*includes all course materials

There will be a 1/2 hour lunch and 2 – 15 min breaks each day with lunch and refreshments provided.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019

To register for the online course, please contact the CARM Office at 204-727-4567.


November 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am
November 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm