2018 Program

This conference qualifies for 7 (seven) PMI PDUs and 7 (seven) OAA (Ontario Association of Architects) ConEd Structured Learning Hours.


Darya Duma, PEng, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner is a Senior Consultant with Procept, managing our project management (PM) consulting business, and was the Quality Manager responsible for maintaining our ISO 9001 registration. Practice areas include PM methodology design, PM software implementation, and course design and delivery. Darya was a member of the PMI REP Advisory Board, and is a member of the Canadian Mirror Committee on ISO/TC 258 for Project, programme and portfolio management. Her corporate customers include Canada’s two largest nuclear electricity generators, a defense contractor and two mining corporations. She was (and still is) a practicing Project Manager for over 20 years, with extensive international experience, including developing national and international standards for CSA and ISO, and managing elevator installations for a mechanical contractor.


Procurement management, and especially project contract management, has become an essential project management skill in today’s trend of outsourcing. We will guide you through today’s project delivery strategies and contractual arrangements. Learn the benefits, the risks and how to monitor contractors and vendors for optimum performance. This one-day course will provide the fundamental tools required for managers to achieve the most efficient working relationship with vendors. It will also offer you an insight into the role of the procurement officer or buyer on a project team. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • Use proven techniques, tools and skills for managing contracting and procurements on projects 
  • Know how to plan and control the procurement management scope of work 
  • Understand and use procurement management terminology 
  • Define the work required to manage a specific contract; 
  • Make a plan for administering the contract and managing the vendor 
  • Co-ordinate and monitor activities of on-site contractors in a commercial and professional manner; 
  • Value the importance of knowing the contractual requirements.

Full Day Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Coffee

8:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Introductions, Benefits of project procurement

  • Course logistics 
  • Learning objectives
  • Procurement objectives 
  • Definitions 
  • The procurement process

Plan Procurements: Make-or-buy, Calculating contract price, procurement management plan

  • Procurement strategies
  • Contract law
  • Defining the requirements
  • Make-or-buy
  • Project delivery strategies
  • Source selection
  • Contract types
  • Procurement management plan

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon & Networking

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conduct Procurements: Bid strategy, evaluation criteria

  • Single point of contact 
  • Due diligence 
  • Meetings: Kick-off meeting, Pre-job brief, Updates 
  • Progress monitoring 
  • Safety and human performance 
  • Communicating with vendors 
  • Contractor activity reporting 
  • Change management 
  • Maintaining a productive relationship 
  • The zero punch list approach 
  • Field monitoring: stopping the work, incident reporting, daily logs 
  • Dispute resolution

Procurement Closure

  • The Lien Act
  • Terminations
  • Formal acceptance
  • Exercise: lessons learned

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be provided.

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