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An Overview of Tendering Law (Breakfast Session)
October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
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.
- Introduction to the law of tendering including an overview of:
- 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
- Tendering case law update and discussion of recent decisions
- Practical tips and advice on key aspects of tendering
Presenter: An Associate Counsel with SHK, Marc MacEwing has practiced extensively as a construction lawyer in all aspects of the practice for over 30 years. He has particular expertise as a builders lien lawyer, as well as in tendering disputes and preparing and analyzing contract documents. Marc advises owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals.
Marc has been listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a “repeatedly recommended” leading practitioner in construction law in BC. He has been Peer Review Rated for General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® and included in The Best Lawyers in Canada®. In addition to authoring more than 175 published articles on construction law topics, Marc is a member of the editorial board and a contributor to the Continuing Legal Education Society’s British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual and is a frequent lecturer to design professional and construction trade bodies, businesses, and educational institutions.
Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.