Effective Procurement Strategies and Project Delivery Systems (6 PDUs)

Daily Schedule:
5:00pm MST - Session begins
8:00pm MST - Adjournment
This course is divided into two sessions. Each session will be 3 hours in duration. The sessions will be held on June 18 & 25.  
Course Description
This one-day seminar illustrates different procurement strategies and project delivery systems of medium to large size projects. The key differences between carefully selected project delivery systems, such design bid build (DBB), design build (DB), Construction Management (CM), Public Private Partnership (P3), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) are explained in detail using actual cases of real Canadian construction project.
The seminar also explains different procurement strategies to select consultants/contractors, such as best value, lowest price, and qualification based. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of project delivery and procurement strategy are highlighted by demonstrating successes and failures of real project cases, based on projects’ Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to
  • Learn the basic composition of a typical contract agreement between an owner and a contractor/consultant.
  • Understand the differences between basic contract types, such as stipulated price (CCDC2), cost plus (CCDC 3) and unit price contract (CCDC4).
  • Analyze more sophisticated project delivery systems such as Construction Management, Design Build, and P3.
  • Master the utilization of different standard forms of contracts and guidelines, such as the CCDC, CCA, ACEC, and RAIC.
  • Grasp the objectives of the course by learning the successes and failures of actual project cases in Canada and the U.S.
Who should attend?
This seminar is intended for superintendents, project coordinators, construction managers, consultants, engineers, architects, project managers, functional managers, and other professionals involved in planning, executing, and monitoring and controlling construction projects. Basic understanding of typical contract clauses is encouraged but is not required.

Mohamed Elbarkouky

Dr. Mohamed Elbarkouky, PhD, P.Eng., PMP - Project Management Training Solutions LTD

Dr. Elbarkouky is an expert in project and performance management and control. He has more than 17 years of practical experience in his field of practice. He managed and controlled a large number of complex projects in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He has extensive experience of oil and gas, power plants, infrastructure, and building construction projects. Dr. Elbarkouky has a Ph.D. in construction engineering and management from the University of Alberta. He is also a Professional Engineer of APEGA and a Project Management Professional (PMP) of the PMI. He is the founder of a project management training organization that is specialized in teaching professional and academic courses in project management, risk analysis, performance management, lean construction, contract administration, scheduling, cost estimation, and project planning and control in Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, and NWT. He is teaching for major academic institutions in Alberta, such as NAIT, UofA, and GIC.
  1. Introduction to project delivery systems, contract types, and procurement strategies.
  2. Types of contracts: stipulated price, unit price, and cost-plus contracts – advantages and disadvantages.
  3. Standard project delivery systems and their impact on both the client and the consultant/contractor: design bid build (DBB), design build (DB), Construction Management (CM), Public Private Partnership (P3), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  4. Standard procurement methods and their implications on the project KPI’s: best value, lowest price, and qualification based.
  5. Actual projects’ successes and failures, based on the selected contract type and project delivery systems.

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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