Event Registration - Ontario Public Buyers Association
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Principles - Competitive Bidding (Virtual)
3/5/2024 - 3/6/2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Event Description

Mar 5 - 6, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Tue, Feb 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM


This session gives a detailed examination of the tendering and request for proposal processes. It includes concepts, issues and the resolution of issues relating to preparing and issuing the procurement documents as well as the ultimate receiving, opening and checking of bids. Candidates will be given an overview of the various components comprising tenders and request for proposal documents and the differences of each.

Also covered are:

• Preparing and issuing the bid documents

• Receiving and checking the bids

• Evaluating and awarding the bids

• Essential components of an RFT

• Construction RFT requirement

Instructor:  Victoria Mirlocca, Q.Arb, CPPB, C.Mgr., C.I.M., NIGP-CPP, CPSD


This six (6) hour Zoom Virtual Learning seminar has two (2) online sessions:

Tuesday, March 5th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 


Wednesday, March 6th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

The Zoom meeting link and login information will be distributed before the first session.


Students are advised that they must attend both sessions in full to receive course credit. A student that arrives late to a course or has been found to be away or inactive for a duration of the session may not receive their credit. The decision to not grant credit shall be at the discretion of the the facilitator to the session and the Director of Professional Development.


Students will receive a short pre-work assignment to complete approximately 10 days before the first session.



Learn more about the Zoom platform and its system requirements here. Remember to use a wired internet connection (as opposed to wi-fi, if possible) for the best viewing experience.

OPBA Principles Program seminars are designed for student participation. In order to get the most out of the session and ensure two-way discussion, students are encouraged to fully participate by having camera and microphone on during the virtual session, or to actively participate in chat where access to a A/V equipment is not possible.

Students are also encouraged to maintain a respectful learning environment by minimizing multi-tasking distractions, and background noise. Please ensure mobile phones and computer notifications are off or muted, and place yourself on mute until you want to, or are called upon, to speak.


Attendance Credit: Six (6) contact hours. Students must attend both sessions to receive course credit.

Program Textbook: ** Learners must purchase the updated textbooks for each construction course, which is now available for purchase in the OPBA Store

Program Enrolment: If you plan to apply this seminar toward the Principles of Effective Public Purchasing certificate program, you must be enrolled in the program. 


Space is limited: Register early to avoid disappointment.

Cancellations: In writing only, up to ten (10) business days before the event, after which we regret that we cannot refund your registration fee.

Registration Fees:

Title Fee Valid Dates Member Status Points CEUs Hours
Virtual Learning Member Rate $254.25 Available until Tues, Feb 20, 2024 Members Only 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000
Virtual Learning - Non Member $310.75 Available until Tues, Feb 20, 2024 All Registrants 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000

Please refer to our payment policy for information regarding cancellations and/or refunds.

Registration closes Tues, Feb 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM