Event Registration - Ontario Public Buyers Association
Principles - Introduction to Construction (Virtual)
9/17/2024 - 9/19/2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Registration ends on 9/4/2024
There are currently 20 spots remaining out of 22

Event Description

Sept 17 & 19, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, Sept 4, 2024, at 5:00 PM


The Introduction to Construction is an elective of the Principles Certificate program. The course content has been updated to ensure that learners receive current information related to construction procurement in today’s environment. This course provides a step-by-step description of the process to retain a general contractor for construction using the design/bid/build contract model and stipulated price contract.

Learners will:

  • review a Request for Tenders for construction document and the various sections that comprise the document;
  • gain an understanding of the importance of the terms and conditions of a Request for Tenders in the administration of the construction contract; and
  • learn how best to prepare the Form of Tender to secure competitive bids

Instructors: Michelle Rasiulis, CSCMP, CPPB, NIGP-CPP


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

Tuesday, September 17th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Thursday, September 19th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students must attend both sessions to receive course credit.

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


Students will receive a short pre-work assignment to complete approximately 10 days before the first session. If you have not received course materials/pre-work, etc. prior to the course you are registered for, you are responsible for emailing members@opba.ca to obtain them before your course start date.



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.

Cancelations: In writing only, up to ten (10) business days before the event, after which we regret that we cannot refund your registration fee. Course fees are nontransferable to other courses.

Registration Fees:

Title Fee Valid Dates Member Status Points CEUs Hours
Virtual Learning Member Rate $254.25 Available until Wed, Sept 4, 2024 Members Only 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000
Virtual Learning - Non Member $310.75 Available until Wed, Sept 4, 2024 All Registrants 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000

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

Registration closes Wed, Sept 4, 2024, at 5:00 PM