SECRETS OF REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
In this full-day seminar, we
examine the current law and practice of Requests for Proposals, including:
and non-binding RFPs
• The Request for Proposal Contract
• The Obligations of the Owner in Requests for Proposals
• The Obligations of the Proponents in Requests for Proposals
• The Risks of pre-award commitments
• Negligent Misstatement and controlling this legal risk
• Evaluation criteria and systems in RFPs
• Mandatory v. Desirable Criteria in evaluation and award
• Bias and Conflicts of Interest in Competitive Bidding
• Negotiation with Proponents - risks and rewards
• Common problems in RFPs
• Recent cases concerning RFP law and practice
• Liability of consultants in RFPs
In this course we examine the
Request for Proposal process and explore in-depth the new Laws of Competitive
Bidding covering the RFP process. We cover the basis of these changes
in law, the new legal duties of the owner who issues the RFP and the corresponding
obligations upon bidders. Following this, we look at several topics and
issues of a practical nature with respect to RFPs. Throughout, we will
review numerous case summaries and legal issue notes covering topics relevant
All participants will receive
a detailed and comprehensive set of course materials and case summaries.
For more information, please
To find out if any public session of this seminar is being offered in your region in the near future, please visit our Calendar Page. If no public session is listed, you can request an in-house presentation for your team. If you have 10 to 40 people in your organization to train, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to put together a customized proposal for your purchasing group.
If you are a member of a regional or national purchasing group or professional organization, and wish to host a seminar, please be in touch to request a customized proposal for your membership. Keynote Presentations can be added for conferences, round tables and group meetings.
If you are interested in having a public course in your region, please fill out our Mailing List Form. When we have 25 people from any city interested in a course, we will schedule it in a public venue. Thanks.
About the Instructor:
ROBERT C. WORTHINGTON
An award-winning lecturer in law, Robert C. Worthington, LLB, has taught purchasers, contract managers and their legal counsel throughout Canada for 30 years, specializing in the laws of contract, competitive bidding and procurement. He has written three books on contract and procurement law, designed especially for contracting and purchasing professionals. All of Robert's publications and law seminars are entertaining as well as informative. For more information, please check out the links on this website.
WORTHINGTON AND ASSOCIATES LTD.
PO Box 2801
Sidney, B.C. V8L 5Y9